hickboyg8 (9) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2013 does not count
It seems that everyone has a pumpkin beer these days and from July until November stores are inundated with these beers that seem to think that cramming copious amounts of nutmeg and allspice laced with grandmommas perfume somehow makes a good beer ( yes I am looking at you Southern Tier). You try these potpourri beers one after the other hoping that somewhere someone will make pumpkin beer that will not end with an asthma attack. You think maybe it's just not possible to make a pumpkin beer that is drinkable and then you taste the Selinsgrove pumpkin ale and it's.... Smooth, creamy, semi sweet, semi spicy... Just like a good pumpkin pie. You taste something... It's good... You cannot quite place it but you know you want more. lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Aroma: pumpkin and apple spice, little bit of whipped cream, and custard
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Appearance: golden brown-orange, small head, lacing
Flavor: lots of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, and apple spices, like a pie, whipped cream, with a little malty/hoppiness but this not too overwhelming
Palate: smooth and creamy, nice spicy aftertaste
Overall: YUM! Would have gotten a growler, expect it’s on nitro.
Nitro tap @ Brewpub. we made a special trip just to try this and it was well worth it, not as good as southern tier’s pumking, but still great.. amber body with great creamy head... aroma of pumpkin and vanilla... body is very creamy and smooth, light... low alcohol content... overall very tasty and easy to drink.. well balanced spices and pumpkin flavor JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Rating #1200. On tap at Selin’s Grove. Pours clear amber with a big tan nitro head. Aroma that reminds me more of apple pie than pumpkin. Spice seems to be all cinnamon (maybe a bit of ginger) with some nice sweetness that isn’t overbearing. Cinnamon flavor with hints of allspice and ginger, a bit of sweet malt and a clean semi-dry finish. Awesome beer and it seems that simplicity is the key. Easily the best nitro beer I’ve ever had. axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Poured a cloudy orange body with an off-white peppered head. The aroma is fresh cut pumpkin that is nicely, but not overly spiced. Just enough to complement but not take away from the pumpkin. The flavor is the same way. Big, fresh pumpkin meat with a little spice. The most natural tasting pumpkin anything I’ve ever had!!
Miver (615) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Draft at Brewpub. Pours hazy orange with an small beige head. Aroma is pumpkin; fresh pumpkin, like you just stuck your head into a freshly carved pumpkin. Hints a spices are evident, but not over done. This is a very natural pumpkin taste, and it makes all other pumpkin beers look bad. Perfect amounts of nutmeg, and cinnamon. Extremely drinkable and very impressive! fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Nitro. Of course. Aroma of pumpkin pie; mellow spices, sweet pumpkin, and, call me crazy, but I smelled whipped cream too. Either it was there and awesome, or the rest of it was so pumpkin-pie like that my mind just automatically added it, so a plus either way. Flavor is, as I wrote, 'holy crap. pumpkin pie.' The nitro REALLY works well with this one, giving it a creamy texture that is the final straw in separating from th rest of the pumpkins. Excellent. kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Multiple pints, at brewpub. Pours a clear orangish copper under a creamy one inch nitrogenated off-white head. The spicing is incredible on the nose, the usual cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg, with a little caramel malt, and fresh scooped pumpkin meat. Reminded me of a fresh baked pumpkin whoopie pie. The flavor is much more subtle with the spices, just light cinnamon and allspice with lots of meaty pumpkin on the finish. The most distinctive pumpkin beer as far as conveying the pumpkin flavor instead of the usual hodgepodge of pie spices. Mouthfeel is incredibly creamy with the nitrogen serving method. In general I’m not a huge fan of nitro, but it was great the way it worked with this beer. Overall, easily the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had, this made Weyerbacher’s Imperial Pumkin look like crap. Very natural tasting. kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Draft, Selin’s Grove Brewing Co. Pours a hazy, golden-orange color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Wonderful, generous aroma: shows (oddly enough) the mild, raspberry- and cherry-tinged tartness of the Phoenix Kriek, but melded with an excellent, soft spicing of cinnamon and nutmeg; just a gorgeous aroma and unlike anything I’ve ever smelled; pumpkin pie and kriek. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: dense, warm pumpkin pie spicing and graham cracker maltiness upfront; not overly sticky or roughly spiced at all; generous, beautiful pumpkin ale, with some dried red fruits and more pumpkin and cinnamon coming through at mid-palate; immensely dense for 4.5%. I could drink buckets of this. Medium, cinnamon, nutmeg, and toasty grains in the finish.