DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Draft, on premises Well, ya either like pumpkin or ya don't. And I do like this one. This has everything a pumpkin pie has except the Crisco. Has a strong pie taste, but not unpleasantly so. This 2003 edition (listed as 5.0% ABV) nicely balances the pumpkin and spice aspects, though at the cost of the beer flavor. Certainly would taste best fresh at the brewery, so make a stop! DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
(12 oz bottles: Obtained 21-Feb-06 in trades with Pailhead and Silphium, thanks Kevin and Brad!) If you love pumpkin pie with lots and lots of spices, and want your beer to taste like that same pumpkin pie in liquid form, this is a great pumpkin beer for you. The nose is just brimming with sweet pumpkin pie spice -- cinnamon, nutmeg and clove in particular, but also plenty of sweet honey. A delightful aroma that is equaled by a flavor that exhibits the same characteristics. The underlying malt base may or may not be interesting because it’s hard to tell with how much sweet honey and spice there is masking the other flavors. A gentle wave of hops emerges in the finish just as the sweet spices start to fade a little, and I think the beer finishes on a down note because of it. While the medium body is satisfying, the beer seems to thin out fairly quickly, finishing a bit watery. Golden amber in color with only a slight haze, covered by half an inch of off-white head that settles to a filmy layer. Only a few small patches of lace remain on the glass. This beer is so spicy, it doesn’t seem like beer any more, but it sure is tasty. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a medium orange amber with a thin white ring. Big nose of pumpkin spice, nutmeg and clove. Flavor was of toasted malt and spice, one of the better pumpkin brews I’ve had. garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 24, 2009
On draft at Coles, Buffalo. Dark orange with a small white head. Aroma: Wow, big pumpkin spice aroma, simply marvellous. Flavour: Big pumpkin flavour, cinnamon, spice, I can just imagine enjoying this with a nice slice of pumpkin pie. Very enjoyable. MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle. Body is an autumnal mix of orange and brown and supports a medium sized tan head. Aromas are pie spices and pumpkin (maybe a bit of dishsoap, too). Flavor starts off a little malty and then heads into a very spicy finish. Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg mingle with the pumpkin flavoring and create a fairly nice aftertaste. Every now and then it seems a little watery and every now and then there is a little bit of a soapy aftertaste... apart from these two minor snags it is an interesting and well done pumpkin beer.
Block (2727) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Pours a yellow-amber color with a white head. Aroma is spicy and sweet. Flavor is much more spice than pumpkin but there is a nice balance between the spice and malts. Better than I expected. Dorwart (2590) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Pretty dense off-white head of fine bubbles. Lots of gingerbread and nutmeg in the aroma. Color is a slightly hazy copper. Soft malty mouthfeel with a bit of dry spices and a tad of chalkyness. Some vegetal flavors and spices. An ok spiced ale. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Very tasty. Orange color with white head. nice flavor and aroma of pumpkin pie. Nutmeg really stood out. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
12oz bottle poured into snifter. This is one fantastic pumpkin beer. The last few pumpkin beers I’ve had sort of let me down but this one was killer. Had a nice aroma of pumpkin pie mixed with banana bread and spice. The flavor is very creamy mixed a slight pumpkin cinnamon banana mixture. Outstanding!! Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Thanks to Darkelf for sharing this one. Pours with an orange amber body topped by a thin to medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. It smells and tastes like pumpkin pie...nuff said. Medium bodied and smooth with a touch of dryness.