nolankowal (939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Bottle. Transparent orange pour with a white head. Like most pumpkin brews there’s an overwhelming amount of clove and cinnamon with some pumpkin as well and not a whole lot else. The flavors are similar with the spices standing out with nothing under it to support it. Spicy mouthfeel...undercarbonated with a dry finish. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2007
Bottled. A dark copper coloured beer with a nice enough off-white coloured head. The aroma is spicy with clear notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. A little phenolic also. The taste is also spicy and warming. A bit of a chili kick amidst the cinnamon. Tasty and drinkable. Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Great stuff. All-spice, berry, clove, cinnimon, and of course pumpkin. They really pulled off the fall style on this one. Looks appatizing with a good sized white head atop a clear burgundy body. Nice medium bodied beer. You really have to like spicy fall beers to enjoy this one. caper (2) - USA - MAR 1, 2007 does not count
this is one of my favorite beers. truly.
how can you beat the aroma, the tones, the flavor, the aftertaste, the appearance.
I leave in the northeast, so i’m steeped in autumnal things, pumpkins, leaves, damp fall weather... maybe that’s what makes this so good, it is part of the season.
Great beer, especially by itself, after dinner, for a few tips. DerWeg (1708) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2007
Pie-spice and baked pumpkin aroma very much like a pie. Medium strength flavor and body, very clean and drinkable. Nice color. Enjoy it warmed up with fresh whipped cream.
RichardGretton (4787) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle. Reddish amber beer with a good strong head. The aroma is fruity/spiced winter berries, rather like Christmas pudding, and the flavour is quite syrupy dry with a slightly intense bitter finish. Overall a nice beer. robinvboyer (4754) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2007 nice red/orange color, not much head.
big spicy flavour, lots of pumpkin, and colves, and cinnamon, nice beer ti sip ad let warm in your glass. melvin980 (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Pretty good. I got this case on special for 10 dollars a case. One of the best weeks of my life. SilkTork (5855) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2007
360ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. Filtered and carbonated like a lager. The base beer lacks interest but is clean enough with a soft sweetness. Most of the interest comes from the blend of spices which work well enough giving a pleasant woody warmth. The sweet pumpkin used in the brew adds no real character and is mainly added so the brewer can claim this is made with pumpkin. Though there is some documentary evidence that early American brewers did occasionally use sweet pumpkins as a fermentation material, the beers they were making back then were dark beers in the style of porters, and didn’t contain the spices that are such a feature of this brew - as such the blurb is very spurious and should be regarded as fanciful and romantic rather than accurate. bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2007
I was forced into drinking this one by sliffy and nolankowal. Very spicy with pumpkin flavors. Malty with a orange color. Sweet with just an annoying spiciness to it.