jtclockwork (16436) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours reddish amber. White head. Nose/taste of pumpkin, pie crust, nutmeg, all spice, clove and cinnamon. Lightish to medium body. Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Small soapy tan head sits atop a clear orange/brown body. Minimal, spotty lacing . The nose is ripe with all those familiar pumpkin pie spices and some pumpkin flesh. First sip was unexpectedly sweet, though absolutely delicious! Notes of Graham cracker accompany an intense, yet drinkable pumpkin pie profile in the finish. Medium/short palate duration is made up for by a slightly slick, medium/full mouthfeel that gives this pumpkin brewhaha the oooomph it needs to be considered a great pumpkin ale, imo. I love pumpkin beers and this is now one of my faves. Thanks, Schlafly! dfinney23 (3246) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2011
The best pumpkin Iíve had to date. Pours an orangey brown with light head. Nose is all pumpkin and traditional pumpkin pie spices. Taste is more of the same with just enough hop bitterness creeping in at the end to ensure you know youíre drinking beer. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2011
Thanks to daknole. Bottle pours orange with an off-white head. Aroma shows notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Flavor shows the same with additional hints of vanilla. Damn tasty and overall one of the spicier pumpkin brews out there. Thewade (340) - USA - APR 20, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013 The best pumpkin ale in my opinion. Great balance between the pumpkin and spice. 8% is just right.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
Poured into a snifter. Picked this up at Rickís a month or so back.
Color is a slightly-hazed orange color that is just a bit dark. A short white head with just a bit of lacing forms on the brew. The nose is fairly sweet with some nice pumpkin pie notes as well as a pretty good amount of pumpkin-pie spices.
The flavor is really nice with the sweet pumpkin, brown sugar, and spices really integrating together quite well. I couldnít believe that the alcohol was this high when I read it after drinking this one down a bit--itís not detectable at all. Feel is nice and creamy. Medium body with good carbonation. Overall, one of the better pumpkin brews Iíve come across and Iím glad to try this one this season.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-19-2010 daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Orange pour, light head. aroma is so strong on pumpkin, graham, pumpkin pie spice. Flavor is, wow, an amazing creamy pumpkin pie! one of the spiciest and most pumpkin pie flavored beers I have tried. SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Hazy mohagany/brown with orange and red highlights
smells of brown sugar and pumpkin spice with a bit of malt and alcohol. touch of cherry. no sign of hops, a little biscuit/graham cracker and sugar cookie
tastes a bit like liquid pumpkin pie. additional malt notes and some cherry. really low hop presence. A touch boozy. strange this beer almost reminds me of a bock because of the cherry notes and the malt.
head retention was awful, low carbontion. not impressed by that. a bit flat on the mouthfeel
drinkability is about average. a bit too much pumpkin spice without the carbonation and body to help it out.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Aroma:Pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger in the aroma.
Taste:Great pumpkin flavor, the pumpkin spices are well balanced.
Palate:Creamy, good carbonation.
Overall:This one is a good easy-drinking pumpkin ale. Iíve had better, but Iíve also had much worse.
hayduke (5187) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
The 12 oz bottle was courtesy of Strykzone. Poured a very dark amber color with an off-white head that clung to the glass like glue. A strong nose of pumpkin pie aroma with nutmeg and cinnamon. Quite full bodied with as creamy smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is intense with lots of spices. The finish is very spicy with pumpkin backed with nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Right up there with the very best of the pumpkin ales.