Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle: Pours a clear copper with a medium off-white head. Has a spicy aroma and flavor with a pumpkin pie presence. Mouthfeel is creamy that finishes dry. Pretty good. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
A- Transparent light mahogany colored body that pours with a large foamy off-white head. Head quickly fades to a thin collar and little lacing is left behind in the glass.
S- Nose isn’t as strong as it is for other pumpkin ales. Cinnamon and pumpkin dominate upfront with other spices in the background.
T- Cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin balance well in this brew. One character does not outshine another and the flavor is very mild.
P- Low to medium carbonation and thin body. Somewhat watery.
O- This may not be the tastiest of the best pumpkin ale I have had but it is certainly the most drinkable. Due to its mild flavor and sessionable ABV this beer is not overpowering and I could have sessioned it. This is an enjoyable pumpkin ale that I will be sure to pick up again next year.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-06-2007 18:48:44 BeerandBlues2 (13307) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
GABF 2010. Pours clear orange with an average, frothy cream colored head, high retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (woody), light esters (apple/pear) with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (woody), light esters (apple/pear) with notes of nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess, and a medium sweet finish. yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Poured out a copper color with an off white head with a very slight lacing on glass. This ale has a wonderful nose that is nothing short of pumpkin pie including the crust with plenty of nutmeg notes. On palate there is plenty raw pumpkin meat and plenty bread/pumpkin pie crust flavors. The finish has remnants of spice and sweetness. All I need is the whip cream! yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
this is liquid pumpkin pie, on the nose and in the taste. Very easy drinking, nice palate. Overall well crafted but obviously somewhat one dimensional. It is a nice representaion of the syle.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle. Pours a copper color with some white head. Aroma is pumpkin, all spice, nutmeg, cloves, spices, graham crackers and vanilla. Taste follows the nose with a lot of cloves. demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Pours an amberish orange with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Scent is the aroma of a pumpkin pie. Taste is definite pumpkin, cinnamon, and other spices indicative of a thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Aftertaste is short lived yet spicy and rather sweet. This is an enjoyable pumpkin pie in your glass kind of beer. Very nice spice beer that is good for both the fall and winter 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. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2006
On tap at Coles, Buffalo NY. Aroma heavy on cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Medium body with decent white aromatic head. Pumpkin pie in a pint glass. prefer it over Post Road & it’s pretty comparable to Shipyard. One or two limit. Reccomend if you like these sort of things LinusStick (3458) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2007
The aroma of this beer is the best of any of the pumpkins hands down. Strong alcohol and spices that would be the equivelant of snorting a line of pumpkin pie mix. Pour was a clear medium brown with a 1 finger white head. Taste was not too strong. Heavy carbonation drowned out any taste, but the heavy pumpkin aroma floats up through the nostrils. Nice.