TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2009
12 oz bottle sample at the Flossmoor taping courtesy of Arnie (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a deep dark copper, a small offwhite head, laces a bit and clings to the corners. Aromas are pumpkin, cinnamon, pie caramel sweetness, some vanilla, sweet. Initial is thinner side of medium bodied, sweet pumpkin, spicey cinnamon, vanilla, caramel. A bit sweet further into the palate, light coating, vanilla, faint to no bitterness, light soapiness. A very nice more sessionable pumpkin seasonal. Finishes lightly sweet and spicey. Very nice and a solid drinkable pumpkin ale overall. Some people find these to be a gimmick, but I generally enjoy comparing them and this is certainly one of the better ones. kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Good pumpkin ale. Pours an opaque copper gold, no head. Aroma is clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Flavor is slightly bitter. Palate is creamy and rich but slightly astringent. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Pours to a deep mahogany body with a tall, foamy dense beige head. The aroma is spicy with ginger and allspice with a lot of pumpkins. The flavor is heavily pumpkin with some ginger and nutmeg. I love the heavy amount of pumpkin. The palate is medium bodied and subtly sweet. Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2009
From the bottle, pours almost orange with a thin white bubbly head. Pumpkin pie spicy aroma. Taste is also like pumpkin pie, with an extra spice kick at the end. Thin, but good. I’d say one of the better pumpkin ales out there. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Orange copper appearance with creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweeter spice, big pumpkin, sweeter malt, real rich, pleasant. Flavor is rich pumpkin, caramel, spice, slight toast and biscuit as well. Medium, creamy body. One of the better pumpkin beers.
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Pours a copper color with thin off-white head. Aroma is of pumpkin spice and light malt. Taste is pumpkin spice (nutmeg, cinnaomon) in the front but quickly fades. For once, a pumpkin beer that doesn’t laden your palate with over the top spice. Very delicious and easy drinking! jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Pours an amber copper with a moderate light tan head. Nose is nutmeg and spices. Taste is nutmeg, pumpkin and malt. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel. A pleasant beer to enjoy in the fall. Pairs well with corned beef on rye. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Thanks 17thfloor for sharing the bottle! Pours a lightly hazy golden brown with a thick pillowy off white head. Aroma is spicy and very pumpkin, more so than many of the other pumpkin ales. Lots of cinnamon and ginger in there. Flavor is again, very pumpkin, and lots of sweet pumpkin pie sugars. Nice maltiness in the finish, like the crust of the pie. Just a hint of bitterness from the hops lingers. Medium to full creamy body and a soft pleasant carbonation. Really nice dessert beer, very true to the pumpkin spice. Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2009
12oz bottle 10/19/09 (Binny’s Plainfield)-Pours a medium orangish amber iwth a small white head. Aroma of spices and pumpkin. Taste of the same with the pumpkin comin through on the back end. This medium bodied brew is definitely one of the better pumpkin beers and another KICK ASS brew from Tyranena. Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Pours a deep amber orange with a fair amount of semi-tinted head. Aroma is spiced pumpkin, cloves and ginger. Flavor is gingered pumpkin with nutmeg and malts. Body is light with medium carbonation. One of the better pumpkin beers i’ve had.