robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Very Clear Copper/Orange Tints Coloring and White Skin. Pumpkin Spice Aroma: Nutmeg and Cloves Notably...Some Sweet Malt Flavor, Light Pumpkin Spice..Taste Drops Off At End for a Dry Light Finish. Like Many Pumpkin Ales, it Seems the Flavor Stand Up to What the Aroma Promises. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2005
I suggest that SpringsLicker try this beer in a hot tub during a Nebraska snow shower. I found that to enhance the beer drinking experience. My favorite thing about this beer was the strong aroma of cinnamon and cloves. The pumpkin flavor is strong up front and not masked by the spices. The finishing sweetness is well balance with the emerging spices at the end. Tony the brewer told me that he brews up a "tea" of spices and adds that to the finishing tank. He uses the canned Libby’s Pumkin pack and lots of it. Any homebrewer knows that this method is a real mess at racking time. I hope that this labor of love continues annually for Tony and Fran as I’ll make an annual pilgrimage for this beer! SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Thanks to Sledge Jr for this brew!
This pours with a creamy off white head over a hazy dark orange body.
The aroma is more pumpkin than spice.
The flavor is a bit strange at first and then the spices come on to balance it all out somewhat. A little disjointed at first ,but it really improves as the flavors come out. mstockton (238) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2005
Had a bottle at Hackney’s in Chicago. It sure smelled good,but like most pumpkin beers, not a ton of pumpkin taste. Plus, there was a lot of carbonation. Don’t get me wrong, though, it’s pretty well made with a decent amount of flavor. It seems to have a lot of spice flavor to it such as clove. Kind of neat. hopdog (13249) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2005
12oz bottle acquired in trade with TannerTavernboys (thanks!). Poured a deep and cloudy amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg and light pumpkin. Tastes of pretty much the same. The cloves came out as I drank the beer. Lively body. This one was OK as the pumpkin and spices weren’t overpowering.
tjthresh (1872) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2005
I had a 12 oz bottle while touring the brewery. Poured a very murky goopy, orange. It looked just like a can of Libby’s pumpkin. The clove was the dominate feature, but the other spices where very presant. Very fizzy in my mouth. badgerben (5378) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Amber color wtih no head. Solid aroma of cloves and cinnamon. The cloves really stand out in the taste, but the base is pretty watery malt. Tasty, but it smelled like it would be so much more. bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 Nice balance of cinnamon, pumpkin and spices. good complexity of it all. Smooth on the palate, malty like. My first Ofallon brew. I’m Anxious to try the next. thegreenrooster (4627) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Pour is orange with a white head. Aroma is a great mix of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is also outstanding. Pumpkin comes out strong follwed by the spices. This is the closes beer I have had that would compare to pumkin pie on thanksgiving. KUEric (979) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2006 Bottle: It pours a very big fluffy light offwhite head that lingers for minutes after pour and a slight ring remains throughout. The color is an orange/gold/amberish color. The aroma is spices and a tiny touch of pumpkin. Little to no carbonation. That really comes through in the very smooth mouthfeel. The tastes are a little of pumpkin, sweet (apple, cinnomon, nutmeg, cloves), and malts. Very drinkable beer that is smooth. The beer itself may not warrent the high rating I gave it but by and far the finest (of less than half a dozen) seasonals/pumpkin I’ve sampled.