thedm (6213) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2017 BrettTaylor (778) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 bottle. Pours a golden color with slight orange overtones. Poured with a 3 finger head, which quickly dissipates. Leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is very dominantly pumpkin with notes of spices underneath. Unlike other tasters, the taste is overwhelmingly clove initially, so much so that it is almost unpleasant. The mid taste is sweet and smooth from the pumpkin and malt. The finish is slightly bitter, but not typical of hops. The alcohol is apparent but this is still pretty drinkable except for the overwhelming clove. Maybe this was an off bottle since I don’t see any other reviews with this level of clove on the palate. Note at end of bottle - clove taste decreases dramatically with time in the glass.
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated body dark orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was pumpkin. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong fruity aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of pumpkin mild dough and mild hops. A wonderful best in class brew. I was delaying rating this bottle, so it sat in my beer fridge for a while. My bad! This is an excellent pumpkin beer and is quite quaffable. Ronritter (768) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2017
bomber orange pour with white head strong aroma of pumpkin and brown sugar taste is same Svesse (8613) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2017
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, spicy nose with pumpkin, caramel, ginger, clove, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, chocolate and gingerbread cake. Malty, vegetal, spicy taste with notes of pumpkin, chocolate, dried ginger, orange peel, clove, coconut, ginger biscuits and a balanced spicy bitterness. Medium body, with a balanced sweetness. Tasty, but a but too spicy and sticky to be in perfect balance. Still, nice one. k0mpsa (2996) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle. Darl golden color, white head. Aroma has malts, pumpkin, sweet fruity notes. Nice sweet malty taste, pumpkin, some bread notes. Pretty nice. kerenmk (4794) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom’s place. Murky gold. Rich spicy aroma of clove, cinnamon, bundt cake, nutmeg and molasses with grade B maple syrup. Sweet and very spicy, like Rosh HaShana honey cake. Medium body, spicy and warm finish, soft fizz. Surprisingly good, even though it’s 2015 edition.
weark (799) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Bouteille achetée chez Drink Of The World - De couleur dorée légèrement orangée avec une fine mousse crémeuse - Au nez des arômes de cannelle et d’autres épices, de citrouille, cake de noël, pain d’épices, miel, vraiment special - En bouche pareille énormément d’épices, cannelle, citrouille, pain d’épices, une bonne amertume fait son apparition - Corp moyen, amertume moyenne/forte, carbonation pétillante, onctueuse, final épicée et amère - Très spécial, ca pourrais ce rapprocher des bière de noël européenne mais en plus épicé, perso j’adhère pas R4N5H (1216) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2016
On tap at Stout, NYC on 12-Nov-2016. Served in a stemmed tulip glass with the rim soaked in wet sugar and cinnamon. Orange amber in colour with a thick white head. Aroma of fruit, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium body and soft/medium carbonation. A fruity desert like flavour. Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and alcohol. Interesting but enjoyable. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2016
22oz bottle (14,15) and on tap at SLL tasting (13,14). Pours an amber orange color with a whitish that head quickly recedes to a small collar. Nice pumpkin pie, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg aroma. There is pumpkin in the taste, however, the spices also play a big role. Has a herbal hop profile that leads to the finish. There is an alcohol warming in the finish. Medium bodied to full and chewy. BenL8 (219) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Appearance is a slightly hazy dark yellow with little head. Aroma is extremely spicy or rather spiced; reminds me a lot of Christmas. Apart from the unique "pumpkiness" cinnamon is especially apparent. Flavour is also extremely spicy, quite malty sweet from the pumpkin. Has a beautiful long finish of cinnamon and other spices associated with Christmas and is even a tad warming. Extremely good! rayaron (1885) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting Tom’s place. Thanks keremk. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Very spicy aroma with notes of pumpkin, honey cake, cookies and some vanilla. Very spicy flavor, sweet with notes of honey cake, cardamom, nuts, clove, pumpkin and vanilla. Medium-bodied. Very nice.