polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of pumpkin, nutmeg, damp wood caramel and toffee. Dark amber brown hue with an off-white head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied with average carbonation. Overall a good pumpkin ale but not the best out there. No need to try again. SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Big orange bottle. Pours brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor is much the same, not much sweetness. Medium body with high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all! ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
I have a relative amount of faith in this one, even though the last off-kilter beer from Rogue that I rated was more of a disappointment than not. Still, they make good beer. This one has a mostly a muddy dark brown color, especially if you end up with the beer form the bottom half of the bottle. Its aroma is of strong spices, a fruity sweetness, and is smoothed out by some fibrous, meaty pumpkin. I emphasize "smooth" over "spice".
In the mouth, it’s just meaty and almost creamy enough to handle the potent spices. This tastes just like what I’d imagine it would be like to chew on a pumpkin stem. It’s green and earthy and has hints of pumpkin meat, but is mostly very plant-like. Neither the spices nor the pumpkin seem to dominate the beer. It’s extremely well-balanced between the two, but neither one lets you in on the fact that this has any other ingredients. It finishes extremely smooth, bright on the palate, and an almost sticky sweetness decorates the beer with a hint of dirt.
This isn’t your every day drinking beer, but would go great with some pork chops or a Thanksgiving ham. jkwood04 (5452) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2012
22oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours amber with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of pumpkin and spice, a lot of caramel malts, and floral hops. Flavor the same, with a nice blend of malts and pumpkin. Average to smooth texture. A good pumpkin beer. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle from Mom’s Liquor Cabinet. Dark pour with an off-white head. Aroma is heavy pumpkin and baking spice with a lot o caramel. Taste is the same spice, but very good. Lots of grain as well. Great finish.
ben4321 (6549) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle shared by jcos, 11/10/12
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Aroma: The nose has a lot of pumpkin, with some clove, allspice, cinnamon, and a little ginger
Appearance: It pours a dark orange-brown with a beige head and some streaky lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly spicy, with a nice balance between the sweetness and the bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a bit of a tingle, and a smooth, spicy finish
I thought this was a really quality pumpkin beer. It has a lot of spice and a really solid flavor to it. I’d definitely put this one at or near the top of the style.
Location/Date:Bottle split with Ben on November 10th,2012.Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Appearance:Pours a dark maroon brown.
Aroma: Aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg.
Taste: Pumpkin, maybe light sweet potato, nutmeg.
Palate:Medium body, lingering sweet aftertaste.
Summary: Pretty nice pumpkin beer. Pumpkin tastes fresher than normal, and good balance.
Bottle- Pour is dark amber with an off white head..Nose is fresh pumpkin, hops, spice, earthy, nutmeg, cinnamon..Taste is Roasted pumpkin, all spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, herbs...palate is nutmeg and fresh hoppy pumpkins. Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Yup. It's a pumpkin beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dfinney23 (3366) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Clear pumpkin orange with a large fizzy head. Aroma of pumpkin and malt. Taste has more spice without overpowering. Me likey.