RobertDale (6480) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 22, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Pours golden brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of spice, caramel, and malt. Taste is spice, squash, caramel malt, and maple. Interesting in a good way. Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Very dark amber pour, clear with very little head. Subtle squash nose. A hint of maple in there as well. Taste is nice - good hop character with some subtle undertones of squash and a hint of maple. This is growing on me - some bitterness in the finish that I don’t really care for, otherwise pretty good. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2013
On tap taste at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, dark rusty brown with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of nutmeg, cloves, potpourri, maple, bread and squash (which I detest).
Taste of squash (ugh!), nutmeg, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon, maple and more arhat is masked by the squash and spices.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
OK, to be fair, unlike most people, I find squash (but not most pumpkin) to be very strong tasting and revolting. But, even ignoring the squash flavor, this beer is over-spiced and not well balanced. I'll be kind in the rating to offset my obvious bias, but did not enjoy this beer. Glad I only got a taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of caramel, maple and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, toffee, cocoa and light maple with a crisp dry lingering caramel finish. baraciisch (3239) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Reddish brown in color... Aroma of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon... Caramel, nutty on the nose... Flavor is brown sugar, nuts, spices with vegetables and squash very prominent on the finish... Solid brown
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Marheb (5773) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Un gâteau au carotte a été embouteillé, je vois pas autre chose. Autant le mélange que le glaçage saute au visage, c’est assez impressionnant. Le liquide est très, voire trop sucré et manque de finition pour aller au delà du galopin. radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Draft at MacDowell Brew Kitchen / Mud Hound Brewing Company. Poured a slightly hazy brown color with a medium-tan color head. Aroma was nice nutmeg, caramel notes. Flavor was slightly roasty, with a nice spice character. Good. Travlr (24875) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Draft. Hazy brown color, beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of lightly spiced brown bread. Taste has mixed spice, nicely balanced, good body. Very tasty. savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 24, 2013
750ml from Beernbourbon. Clearish deep amber with a foamy light beige head and some lacing. Aroma of sweet potato pie, spice, graham cracker and maple syrup. Flavor is pumpkin pie with lots of malt, light spice and no alcohol taste. Medium body with average carbonation. Great fall beer, lots of pie character. nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2013
10oz pour at the Big Hunt DC. Pours a hazy brown with some thin, creamy white head. Nose is nice and spicy, all spice, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, some roasted root veg, brown sugar. What you’d expect from a fall seasonal. Flavor are rich, caramel, brown sugar, lots of spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, clove. Sweet finish. Fairly solid. Not overly sweet.