Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a semi-clear orange color with a thin white foamy head. Dissipated to leave some stringy lace.
The aroma had some cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin sweetness, light toast, dark bread along with some earthiness.
The flavor had the spices up front, fairly bold over top of the pumpkin sweetness. Some pie spice trying to mix it all up a bit further. Aftertaste was full of the spices; the finish was the same way.
The palate was between light and medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. Spices had some harshness but weren’t too distracting, felt pleasant for the most part.
Overall, good enough pumpkin ale that I could have again. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Growler. Pours mostly clear light orange with a thin head. Aroma is lightly spiced- cinnamon nutmeg, clove, allspice, toasted pumpkin-squash vegetable- and lightly earthy with some hints of DMS. Flavor is vegetable with some light crackery and toasted malts, pumpkin spices subdued- light thin body with a lingering astringency. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle. Squashy pumpkin, nutmeg, sugar aroma, fairly straightforward. Nice body, with an even carbonation, and a vegetal, chalky, chewy flavor. Rciesla (5498) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2009 Growler Shared at Ryan & Max’s Tasting @ Pauls under the name "pumpkin eater", which i figured is an alias for this brew. Pours a copper orange body and a large head. Big grainy malt bill dominates the pumpkin pie and allspice notes. A bit thin and weak. j12601 (13472) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Growler at Paul’s tasting. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Pumpkin flesh, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg. A little empty and nearly astringent malt. Finishes with a light bitterness and a touch more spice.
puboflyons (3562) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2008
On tap at the Tap in Haverhill, Massachusetts. 2008 batch with a new name "Pumpkin Eater Ale," but it still uses local pumpkins for the recipe. Pours orange with a decent but short-lived head. The pumpkin spice aroma is solid and inviting. The taste is a lively mix of pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Overall it was a mild and easy to drink brew. I liked it better than a lot of other pumpkin spices I’ve tried. fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Pours a dark maroon leaving a thick tan head. The nose is fruity, pumpkin, clove, and cinnamon. The tase is very malty, very fruity essence upfront like molasses and a hint of roasted nuts that then moves to just a small bitter hop feel for balance but finishes sweet, bready, and refreshing on the palate. This is a quality pumpkin ale one of the best I’ve had this fall.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Draft. Dark tawny brown with a quickly fading head. Roasty malt, light peat, VERY light pumpkin notes, not a thick sticky mouthfeel. Overall kind of thin and leans on the bland Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Tap @ The Tap. Pours a reddish mahogany with a thin head. Nose is thin but there is a distant spice going on. Typically, these pumpkin ales are more of pumpkin pie spice ale and sort of forget about the pumpkin itself. I was hopeful by the description that this would be the opposite but it was not, in fact, there was not a whole lot of spice either. On first taste, this had some bourbon notes but even that couldn’t hold this one together. Not a very good pumpkin ale.