vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Pours amber w/ white head. Pleasant sweet pumpkin pie aroma. Taste is rich, spicy, buttery, malty. Very natural pumpkin pie flavor. You can taste the cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet pumpkin. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle. Aroma has notes of sweet caramel malts, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar. Deep red brown hue with an off-white foamy head that left good lace. Flavor is medium sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied with a watery average carbonation. Overall a nice quaff-able pumpkin beer. Nice. Block (2845) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Sweet aroma of spice. Flavor is light with some definite pumpkin and spice. A pale ale with some addition spice. The body was a little weak. bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish-orange with a tan head that disappears immediately. Aroma is very nice, with lots of warm spice and some nice hops too. Flavor is slightly muted compared to the aroma, but is still quite nice. Still the spiciness, but some nice malt sweetness, some roast influence, and a bit of hops. The palate is a little too carbonated, too much like soda. Overall the best pumpkin ale I’ve had. keepersj12 (3133) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Pretty good. Nice looking clear amber. The aroma was earthy with a hint of pumpkin and spice. The flavor was also very subtle. The taste was very malty with just a touch of the pumpkin and spices.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle
Appearance: Its body has a very nice deep reddish amber color with very clarity. From the pour it makes a good inch of creamy off white foam. It quickly settles down to thin covering that just hangs on to the last sip with the help of a few quick swirls. At the top of the glass it leaves some cool lace patterns.
Smell: The aroma has mostly cinnamon notes with some other pie spices over rich dark bready and pie crust like malts.
Taste/Palate: There is a pleasant cinnamon and pie spice character with mild bitterness though out. Pumpkin or squash like flavor is very light but it is there and it is supported buy sweet bready and toasty pie crust like malty flavor notes. The finish is fairly quick with mild bitterness and spice.
Notes: I am really loving this beer right now. This one is a stand out in an already solid fall mixed pack.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Pours a beautiful reddish copper with a small light tan head. Nose is spices. Creamy on the palate, the pumpkin taste hits the taste buds upon first sip, followed by a mild maltiness and then a slight hint of hops. Very well balanced taste profile and not overly sweet. Pairs well with nuts or Chex mix. dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle. All the hype is because you can only get it in the fall mixer. Good but not mind-blowing. Poured a darker amber/orange color with a small white head. Aroma was spices, cloves, and cinnamon. Flavor was weaker pumpkin and spices. Good for the season, wouldn’t want to have a lot of these at one time though. eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Aroma: pumpkin, whipped cream, spices. Appearance: amber, clear, frothy, tan foam. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Palate: medium body, creamy, fizzy. fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 27, 2010
A decent pumpkin beer - better than most, actually. It’s very rich, sweet, and malty, with very little hop balance. I would have preferred more of a clear pumpkin flavor, but it’s still a good addition to their fall mix pack.