Bricks (1126) - Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2017 jimgraz (11) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Split this 22 oz (Batch #1) bottle with my wife (who is a huge pumpkin beer fan). Pours a serious amber/orange. Very reminiscent of Autumn and pumpkins. The aroma is, surprisingly, mostly pumpkin with a hint of spice. I say "surprisingly” because so many of this genre now hit you over the head with the spices. It had about a half-inch white head in my glass (next to no head in my wife’s) with some nice lacing down the glass. A nice caramel malt base, which immediately moves into the distinct pumpkin flavor for which I was hoping. There are background notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Like a good pie, these are there simply to compliment the pumpkin, which is the star of this brew. Lovely, sweet finish. To recap, this is like a good pie: nice, pumpkin flavors accented by the right spices and some caramel. A very nice dessert beer, which is when I would drink it, rather than with a meal. Glad to have this in the pumpkin rotation.
Smells of candy and pumpkin. Taste is a sweet, but naturally sweet pumpkin w/ spices. Great looking beer.. smooth. This is a winner. willisread (3341) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Tap at Gambrinus. Pours a clear orange with a tiny bit of head. Tons of yam, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Sweet, but not cloying. A tad boozy, but fun. OminouSC2 (666) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Amber color. A lot of spicy aromas, pumpkin, fruits, ginger. Sweet taste of pumpkin and spices. TygrKat (6) - - JUN 12, 2016 does not count
From a pint bottle. Pours very dark brown. Smells like pumpkin purée. Tastes and aftertastes like pumpkin pie. Very enjoyable, smooth pumpkin beer. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a dark golden amber with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruits, spice, and cinnamon. Flavors of pumpkin, caramel, all spice, nutmeg.
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Hazy, dark amber-brown with a 1-finger khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, toffee, nutmeg, pumpkin fruit and pie spices.
Taste of caramel, ginger, pumpkin fruit, pie spices and sweet potatoes.
Medium/full body and high/medium carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2016
22 oz bottle with a very well designed label. Marked as 8.5% ABV.
This pours clear but dark, red-brown, with a decent bone-colored head. This soon reduces to a ring that leaves minimal lacing.
Aroma: caramel; dark bread, vanilla and surprisingly light spicing.
Flavor: For those of us who often find pumpkin beers over-spiced but who do not object in principle to the addition of such spices, this pumpkin ale hits the proper spicing level: The well chosen and balanced mix of spices is both obvious and light enough to let the underlying ale shine. There’s even a nice pumpkin note here that has none of the unfortunate vegetative characteristics found in some other pumpkin ales. Lightly sweet with hints of fruitcake and mild booziness.
Mouthfeel: Slick and smooth, the body is medium-full and well (light-medium) carbonated.
Overall: an outstanding pumpkin beer; certainly one of the best I’ve tried. gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Poured a very dark copper amber with a tall creamy khaki head. The aroma was very good with scents of caramel malt, toffee, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spices. The beer had a slightly creamy texture and good fall flavors. Nice caramel malt sweetness, nutmeg, pumpkin pie and a hint of cloves. There was a nice background hop bite that came along in the middle. There was a nice alcohol warmth coming through on the finish, but the 8.5% Alc was well hidden in the flavor. Stampion (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Not my favorite. Pours a dark brown. Smells of falls spiced. Tasted of pumpkin and heavy on the spiced. Sweet aftertaste. Good but not great. HopTsing (575) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Pumpkin, yuck... Too bad you can’t have two word ratings because I think that about sums it up for me.