GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Tap at Haven Pasadena. Pours a clear golden. Medium white foam. Okay lacing. Nose is bizarre, semi medicinal, something like melted Halloween candy. Taste is watery, sweet Halloween candy. Palate is lemon tea, drained. User134089 (1644) - - OCT 2, 2013
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: BevMo in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Sept. 26, 2013
Consumed: Sept. 29, 2013
Misc.: Best by Jan. 12, 2014
Poured a copper orange clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of gray head. Below average lacing on the sides. Average retention on the top on the way down.
Smelled cranberry, raspberry, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and some other wintery spices. Faint note of bitter hops. Pleasantly surprised at the whiff.
Tasted cinnamon, nutmeg and gingerbread up front, reminding me of a winter beer with less heaviness. Also pumpkin seeds, yam, herb hops, cranberry (although not nearly as much as the smell) and peppery spices.
Light-to-medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish.
Not too bad I have to say. I was expecting something a lot worse. A lighter version of a winter beer is what I would describe it as. I’d probably try it again. baraciisch (3311) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Yellow orange in color.... Not much aroma... Flavor is pumpkin, spices, and a hint of cranberry sweetness on the finish... Thin body... Okay
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Travlr (25496) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma is heavy spice. Taste is tart spice. Odd. commonshawn (1297) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Tap. Light orange color. Little aroma. Spice flavor is subtle. Mouthfeel is ok, but not great. Average overall.
b3shine (9014) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent gold with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of mild pumpkin and spices. Average on the palate. Okay, but forgettable. aracauna (3631) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
This is not a bad beer. In fact, it’s a very drinkable amber ale. It is a very mild beer, however. I also didn’t notice the tartness of the cranberries. I wasn’t aware of them to know to look for them when I had the beer, so obviously, it’s more of a note in the overall chord than it is a major factor. novice101 (308) - - SEP 30, 2013
pours a redish brown color with a sizable white head. Smells of pumpkin, some spices, but it is not over exaggerated. The taste is what gets me you could taste the pumpkin and spices but then a tart/dry flavor of cranberries hijacks the beer. not my favorite pumpkin ale DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle->willi. Copper with small white head. Basic pumpkin spices, average in every way. superspak (5784) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, best before 12/8/2013. Pours very hazy orange amber color with a small off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, floral, light cranberry, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, pumpkin, and spice notes with slight cranberry presence; and good strength. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, and herbal earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt, spice, and pumpkin flavors; with nearly zero cranberry presence and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pumpkin ale. All around well balanced malt, spice, and pumpkin flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.