BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Orange in color, clear with a thin head. Nice spice notes and light hops lingering. Sweet Pumpkin flavors and light dry finish. This was a nice tasty pumpkin brew. pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
650ml brown bottle. Dark golden orange colour with some haze. Tan head is creamy and thick. Good lace. Nose has big pumpkin pie spice notes - big on the cloves, cinnamon and ginger heat, lots of nutmeg. Flavour has nutty malt, toasty malts, woody pumpkin, caramel malt, cloves. Dry finish, some lasting woody notes, some earth. Creamy body, light to medium carbonation. A nice pumpkin beer, and a decent cool weather, autumnal ale in general. 3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2011
bottle. hazed medium-dark brown with a dark tan fine-bubbled foamy head. rich, fleshy, meaty, slightly-roasted pumpkin nose, a bit like squash soup in it’s heartiness and creaminess thanks to the pacman yeast. intensely fresh and robust nose, and i’m actually very surprised i’m enjoying it this much, bringing back memories of the heralded selin’s grove pumpkin ale. soft and creamy texture, medium body, light to medium sweetness (caramel sweetness, which is oddly out of place and seems to overtake the pumpkin character). spiced, peppery finish seems alcoholic. enjoyable silken texture but the spiciness and caramel / maple syrup sweetness are both a bit excessive. Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Clear brown, thin beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, some light spice. Taste of nice mellow pumpkin without being overly sweet or spiced, toffee sweetness. Milky smooth texture. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
The pour is a slightly hazed burnt orange color with a white head. Strong spice aroma, as expected. Heavy on the nutmeg, cinnamon, and all spice notes. Sweet bread malt with a bit of toffee and biscuit. The flavor is dominated by the spices. A touch of vanilla to go along with the nutmeg and all spice. A nice malty sweetness and good body to go with it. I quite enjoyed this.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle. Dark body and creamy head with nice lace. Spicy aroma of allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, malts, and maybe some pumpkin. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body. Spicy flavor with allspice, nutmeg in the front, some pumpkin. Fairly balanced but more malty, a little heavily spiced. Nice pumpkin overall but way overpriced. Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, vanilla, clove, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It pours a dark, mostly transparent, amber with a touch of haze. It has a two finger khaki head with decent retention and some nice webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light caramel that is quickly overtaken by moderate toasted pumpkin in the middle. The finish has light clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this really is a pumpkin beer with some light spice as opposed to a pumpkin pie spiced beer. For my tastes, there’s definitely enough pumpkin here that a little more spice would have been nice. Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2012
This has not been a good year for pumpkin beers, at least from my perspective. Lots of stuff that tastes more like an overly spiced mess than any pumpkin. This one, however, is, y’know, pumpkin-y. I get a nice roasted vegetable character, some light spices, and even a little hop bit. Not bad. topherh (1928) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Pours brownish amber with a khaki head. Aroma is pumpkin pie. Flavor is toasty malts, bready pumpkin complete with spices, cinnamon and clove. Earthy baked pumpkin notes with a somewhat bitter spiced finish. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice dark copper with a little head. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon and spices. Flavor is pumpkin, spices and cinnamon that finishes nice and sweet.