CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Dark reddish brown colored with light khaki foam. Aroma is mostly pumpkin spice, toasted malt and toffee. The taste starts with a mild pumpkin pie and brown sugar flavor followed by some cinnamon, clove and caramel malt. Also a little bit of raisin and fig in the background. The body is closer to a Belgian Strong Dark Ale than a Pumpkin Ale with its slightly syrupy, silky mouthfeel and dark sugar finish. The pumpkin presence isn’t too prominent but it blends nicely with the other flavors.
hershiser2 (2339) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Aroma of spice, cinnamon, lots of clove. Taste is pumpkin pie, including the whipped cream. Delicious.
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Maverick34 (3058) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deep maroon brown from bottle. Probalby my favorite pumpkin beer of the 2016 season. Good blend of dark ale malts and pumpkin/cnnamon. I know it’s cliched but really does taste like pumpkin pie
Oakes (15821) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brown, amber accents. No head. Light body, touch of gourd and dark sugars, but thin. Touch spicy towards the finish.
BuckeyeBoy (6370) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours out a dark brown topped with a sand head. Nose is light pumpkin squash cinnamon some nutmeg and a little sweetness. taste is more of the pumpkin spice malts and a light roast.
tderoeck (8444) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
20/XI/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, but bought only 3 weeks ago at the brewery (2015-1632) Thanks to Mathieu and Barbara for picking this one up for me!
Clear purple brown beer, small creamy beige to brown head, unstable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: lots of overripe banana, sweet, spicy, cloves, cinnamon, gingerbread. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of cloves, spices, sweet, caramel, bit sugary. Aftertaste: very spicy, lots of cloves, bit sweet, soft bitterness, way too spicy.
rosenbergh (10905) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Pike Brewing Co, Seattle, WA.
Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head.
Coke, spices and Dr. Pepper in the aroma.
The flavor is spices, sweetness, malt and pumpkin. Quite tolerable pumpkin ale.
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andrewje41 (3118) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite season is finally upon us. Drinking beers like this is a very happy reminder. Beer is proof of a lot of good things. Draft pour at the brewery in their signature tulip glass. Pours a red tinted black with a tan ring head. Rich caramel and smooth pumpkin aroma. Matching flavor. I don’t rate them nearly enough, but I love these pumpkin beers. I think this year will be an up year for them for me, and I couldn’t have started much better. Awesome beer.
kramer (6034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, brewery. Pours a clear very dark brown body with a small foamy beige head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is a mix of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, dark caramel, and light chocolate and roasted malts. Sweet, but it smells quite delicious. The flavor is a touch too much spice-centric, but not crazy. Nice sweet caramel and vanilla base with fairly hefty pumpkin meat and caramel maltiness. An almost marshmallow like sweetness on the back end. Mouthfeel is sticky and sweet with some clingy caramel on the finish. Fine fizzy carbonation. Decent effort, I like the darker caramel malt focus.
Bookseeb (137) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance shows a dark brown ale supporting minimal head, leaving nil lace. Smell of a higher gravity ale with pumpkin and spice in the background. Taste has some pumpkin and spice with a lot of alcohol. Mouthfeel is light considering the gravity with good carbonation. To much alcohol flavor for me and not enough pumpkin and spice.
beastiefan2k (3644) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at Chuck’s in Seattle. Maybe the only thing that sets this pumpkin beer apart from the pack is the dark copper color. Clear beer. Aroma is vegetal gourd with moderate strength spices, clove heavy. Flavor has surprising hop presence, less gourd and more spice. At least its not sweet.
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