Bacchus66 (952) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2017 Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: One of the best pumpkin beers I tried this year (and by that I mean 2012 and I am just really far behind in entering my ratings). Perfectly balanced between beer and pumpkin pie. Much lighter and easier to drink than most pumpkin beers.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light to medium orange with nice carbonation and an average, off-white head that mostly diminished but left good lacing. The aroma had light, light bread, pale malt and cracker; light citrus hops; maybe light yeast; sweet fruity pumpkin; and slight sour pumpkin. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and ever-so-slightly sour. There was sweet pumpkin, light pumpkin pie spices, some hops, white bread, a little sour pumpkin, and something like Belgian yeast. The light to medium body was somewhat dry with very fizzy carbonation and a dry and ever-so-slightly metallic finish.
12oz bottle from WW. Clear golden orange with an off-white head. Pumpkin-pie spice, mild hops, bread, light sweetness. Medium carbonation. Spiced finish turns dry and crisp. Overall not bad (notes) Bricks (1151) - Delaware, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Smells like pumpkin, malt, allspice. Appearance mediocre amber brown. Taste is strong of pumpkin, malt. Very smooth.. wish it was more carbonated. closey22 (2105) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Cloudy orange Amber with rimming beige head; aroma is blend of nutmeg and sweet fruit; flava is fresh pumpkin pie not just the spice; feels light with nice subtle fizzy zing; finishes dry tangy malty monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Another ok pumpkin. Pours an orange. Smells slightly of pumpkin. Taste is pumpkin, but a weirdly sharp finish. Had on tap at the Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival in Wilminton, NC. jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Location/Date:Bottle on October 25th, 2015.
OnTheTrail (583) - Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Appearance: Pours a semi opaque orange.
Aroma: Aroma of nutmeg.
Taste: Slightly sweet, nutmeg and other pumpkin spices.
Palate:Medium body,light lingering aftertaste.
Summary: Note: Current 2015 version is 8.5%. Pretty standard per expectations, has a decent amount of pumpkin spice notes.
Sample at TW. Pours clear orange gold, surprising head. Spicy aroma, nutmeg, some pumpkin. Taste is rich spice with hoppy finish. Alcohol well hidden. Surprisingly good beer. cheap (6090) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Pumpkin beers already? No way, must be an old bottle left over from last year! Big foamy head with lots of lively co2 visible. Beer has lots of co2 on the tongue as well. Good rocky and foamy experience for eyes and palate. Hazy. OK, after a long search found a date code on the bottom: 7/14. Stronger pumpkin beer with a moderate amount of spices and the alky content is not as in yer face as the 7% would indicate. Typical difficult higher alky punpky beer. Interesting to try this at this time of year. Smooth mellow pumpkin aromas. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass
Aroma- Faint pumpkin and malt
Appearance- This beer is a cloudy orange color with a small white head
Taste- Malt, Pumpkin and a little citrus.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with a mild bit of carbonation.
Overall- an OK pumpkin beer, there are a lot of better ones out there. kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange body under a one finger frothy beige head. The nose is pretty spicy, but tempered fairly well with a hefty sweet caramel malt base. The flavor is a bit high on the nutmeg, and I’m tasting some heavy ginger I think. It’s still not quite as bad as many Pumpkin Ales, but it’s still all about the spice and not the pumpkin meat. Medium bodied and a bit clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Around average for the style, wouldn’t seek it out for a second go around. solidfunk (9409) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Boozy and some sour mash malt. Amber pour with OK head and lacing. A good beer to do a tickers ball style half a half ounce rating. Kind of a sour finish. Just seems like pumpkin with the spices. Tap sample pour at crios.