rocbyter (2118) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Robust malt and spice aroma. Clear orange color with a small off white head. Bread and spice flavor fading in the finish. omhper (24959) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 Bottled, thanks PilsnerPeter! Clear deep golden, minimal head. Overpowering gingersnaps aroma. Very sweet with thick, dense mouthfeel. A one flavour beer - fatty gingersnaps and sweet potatoe is the clostes I can relate to. Very sugary, extremely sweet and very powerful. Alcohol and syrup dominates the finish along with this extreme spice flavour. As subtle as an elephant in an antique store and as refreshing as tabasco. A beer for sipping in minimal amounts, but that really has no depth or even any pleasant flavours. kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle. Aroma and taste of pumpkin spices. A little over spiced for my liking. I say less pumpkin, more beer. sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2008
thanks nhorweeen. orange brown, dark pumpkin ale color, white head. very surprising aroma. pumpkin gingerbread, over powering. pretty awesome sweet and spicy. tastes a bit like potpourri. very fall beer, pretty excellent for what it’s supposed to be. huge alcohol, considering i can hardly taste it. great stuff. incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Holy crap, pumkin pie! Smells of fresh baked pumpkin pie, taste is more of that, liquified pumkin pie, with a lot of spicey goodness to accompany it. Can almost taste the whipped cream on top. Far and away the best pumpkin beer out there.
jgb9348 (6186) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Slightly hazy orange body with copper and bronze highlights and a very thin slightly off-white head - very little carbonation shown from the pour! Aroma is crazy - more nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon than you’d smell in pumpkin pie!!! This aroma is amazing - seriously one of the best and most ’realistic’ [to the object the brewmasters are trying to recreate] beers i’ve smelt! Full-bodied; Super chewy mouthful with a potent alcohol flavour. Good spice throughout with more of the pumpkiny flavours roaming long with a ton of brown sugar and caramalised swetness. Overall, a potent and very festive beer for the season. If you can stomach the whole bottle or pass it around the table, you’ll be a hit for Thanksgiving! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 10-August-2008, sampled on 21-September-2008. jefcon (1827) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2008
I don’t generally like pumpkin ales, but I found myself a fan of this one. Good pumpkin flavor was, unlike its brethren, not overwhelmed by heavy spicing. With a nice balance and bright alcohol, this beer leaves a sweet finish on the palate. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
22oz bottle. Trade with Swolf3, thanks Steven. Damn, just like pumpkin pie, can even smell the crust in there. Poured a dark gold with a white head. Tastes like pie filling exactly, bizzar. Damn good, glad I have more on the way. raphael (1239) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2008
On tap at sharp edge east liberty. aroma is strongly spiced, sweet pumpkin pie, a bit cartoony. Flavor more complex with vanilla & coconut, quite sweet--not pie, but still desert. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz. or 650ml. bottle into an imperial pint glass.
Appearance: The body has a medium amber color with good clarity. Its head is slightly off white in color, about average in size and quickly settles down to a thin covering of bubbles.
Smell: It has a sweet and creamy pumpkin pie-filling aroma with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and malt.
Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor of sweet and creamy mashed pumpkin jumps out on the tongue. Nutmeg and cinnamon are noticeable and is in perfect balance for me. Underneath there is a good layer of doughy and sweet malt with some hints of spicy hops in the finish. It has a rich, medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture and soft carbonation.
Notes: The flavor is wonderful like a slice of pumpkin pie with cream toping! Outstanding!!!