Aggie80 (827) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Not much in the way of head, but I really liked the color and the subtle spice undertones to the malt. barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2007
aroma is fantastic for a pumpkin beer. reminds me of a local ice cream place which offers pumpkin shakes, just like sticking your nose in a can of pumpkin oie filling. as good as the aroma starts out, the flavor is a bit over the top. ginger is quite strong with cinnamon, nutmeg and all-spice not far behind. pretty good for the style, but by the end it got a little old. its like you can eat one or two pieces of pumpkin pie, but not the whole pie at one sitting. thanks to Styles for the bottle. jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2008
tap at hopcat. tastes like moms pumpkin pie, fermented and poured in a glass. lots of spices come through in the aroma and flavor, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg. pumpkin flavor in the background. not my favorite style, but pretty good. Strykzone (7560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Thanks Floyd. A clear caramel beer with a smallish tan head. A nice aroma with pumpkin that is just some Cool Whip away from pumpkin pie including the spices. Feel is quite zesty and gives a nice zing to the tip of the tongue. Flavor is exactly the same as the aroma. One of the best beers in this genre that I have had. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours a clear dark yellow orange color with slight foamy white head. Aroma is lots of spice and pumpkin. Flavor is a bit doughy with nice sweet base and good amount of spice without being overpowering. Out of the many pumpkin beers I’ve had this one reminds me more of a pie than most. Good beer.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle. Pretty copper color with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, vanilla, and sweet caramel. Flavor was right in keeping with the aroma: spicy pumpkin pie, sweet caramel malt, and vanilla. This is my first pumpkin ale and it was everything I expected a spiced pumpkin ale would taste like. Very nice. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
(Draught at GABF) clear golden, fine ring of white bubbles. Nose of pumpkin, huge cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet brown sugar, juniper and herbal. Taste of spruce tips, christmas *HUGE* spices, cloves, little bit of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Well carbonated, huge spice linger and allspice on the palate. tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2012
27/III/2012 - 355ml bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2012-292) Thanks to Cory and kelly for the bottle!LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Little cloudy deep orange beer, big irregular creamy head, adhesive, pretty stable. Aroma: lots of cloves, cinnamon, some ginger, more cloves, bit sugary, although that last could be my mind playing tricks on me with all of these pastry aromas. MF: soft carbon, light to medium body. Taste: lots of spices, mainly cinnamon and cloves, orange peel, gingerbread. Aftertaste: bitter, lots of spices, more cloves and cinnamon, bitter, little metallic, green banana.
Great pumpkin ale, though a bit thin. Aroma is great pumpkin, allspice, cinamon. Good spicey hop finish too. I expected more of a smooth palate and more of a winter warmer. Good beer for the style, but not my cup of stout. tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Bottle. Hugely spicy aroma. Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin. Pours copper with some amber highlights. Flavor is spicy initially, loses a bit in the middle, then kicks you in the ass with some massive spice on the finish. Medium bodied. Damn... this one’s gonna give me heartburn.