ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2012
A - Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a big finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of brown sugar and pumpkin pie spices with nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves, with some caramel and bready malts and some pumpkin.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malts with some pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices including some nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Through the middle, some brown sugar comes through with some more spices and pumpkin flavor. The finish is a mix of spices, bready malts, pumpkin, and some spices.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with spicy and slightly sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice pumpkin and with a good balance of pumpkin flavor and spices. darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2004
The one I had this week directly from the brewery was called Screamin Pumpkin Spiced Ale and it was the best of this type that I’ve had. Tried it from the tap and bottled and both were excellent. Not overpowering as some of the others are. It is well balanced, both in aroma and flavor. I’ll have this again. 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. shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2007
12oz bottle consumed around Halloween 2007 in a side by side tasting with Arcadia Jaw Jacker. Deep clear amber pour with a head of thin white wispy lace. Aroma is pleasant even from feet away. Up close the aroma is quite strong - but nice. Rich pumpkin pie flavor that reminds me of thanksgiving dessert. I wasn’t expecting much but this turned out to be really nice. 8/4/7/3/16 kassner (1722) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2009 Bottle from Three Sons. This is the biggest for spices of this years crop so far. Nutmeg, vanilla and Orange fragrances, big spiced taste and surprisingly little bitter after taste. Amber color and modest head but really nice for the type.
Oct 2008 had this beer on tap at nagoo’s. Great spice aroma and flavor, grapes , bubblegum. Great beer for type in bottle or gdraft
2009 Version Bottle still Big, a little less sweet than prior year
mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2009
[1879-20081205] Cask. Sweet pumpkin whipped cream pie aroma. Clear, orange red body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Sweet whipped cream and spicy pumpkin pie slice flavour has some evergreen spearmint hints. Medium body. Fresh and spicy.
Bjrott (3) - - SEP 2, 2011 does not count
(@ Cole’s; Buffalo, NY)
I like pumpkin, pumpkin pie, pumpkin roll, carving pumpkins, pumpkin cookies, so my rating is biased. I do not work for the brewer. blankboy (7884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2009
<i>Draught at Coles, Buffalo, NY.</i> Pours a clear deep orange with a spare diminishing white head. Lovely aroma of pumpkin, spices and even some eggnog. Flavour: Wow, I love it! Pumpkin and spices and with a light bitter finish. Good body for the style. Quite possibly the best beer I’ve had from Michigan Brewing, this is damn good stuff. garthicus (2963) - 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. HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
Draught. At Cole’s, Buffalo NY. Hazy amber with an average diminishing off-white head. a GREAT aroma of pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cream and graham crackers - so moreish. Tastes similar, not quite as mouthwatering; Cool Whip ("why are you sounding the "H"?!!!) instead of whipped cream, so dry herbal bitterness. Light bodied, decent carbonation, mild alcohol, a hint of spice-astringency; it finishes quick, but leaves a pleasant spicy/biscuity linger - a solid pumpkin beer, and disturbingly easy to drink.