Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2008
On draught at the brewery taproom in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with plenty of pumpkin spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, a touch of clove and raisin mincemeat. Taste is medium bodied, very light carbonation with a good balance of caramel and multi-grain malt, pumpkin, nutmeg, raisin and cinnamon. Finish is smooth, creamy with a nice caramel and pumpkin pie filling along with a mild bitterness. One of the best balanced pumpkin beers I have tried. incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Sample at Heritage, what a deal! Really tried hard to get a growler of this, to no avail. Smells of rich pumpkin and spices. Lots of pumpkin flavor in there, along with nutmeg, cinammin, but not overpowering. So drinkable, unlike ST Pumking, which is awesome, but gets to be a bit much towards the end of a bomber. Just awesome stuff. They really need to make this a BGW brew LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2008 Pours a wonderful orangish/copper color with a small beige head. Wonderful aromas of pumpkin, nutmeg,clove and cinnamon. Taste is of pumpkin and spices. What I was most impressed with is the incredibly smooth as silk mouthfeel. Leaves a wonderful pumpkin flavor aftertaste as well. Kudos! . brewblackhole (1587) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Never has been my favorite style,but this one was pleasant,thanks to a growler bought by LT Judge. Distinct pumpkin,your nutmeg and cinnimon but not in that fake smelling aroma,so prevelant in other Pumpkin brews. Taste was a slighly sweet malt, with the background of the spices, despite its well formed head ,it had a soothing smoothness to it. I actually had a second glass of this,thats a first for me with a Pumpkin. esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2008
On tap at the Tyranena tasting room. Copper to orange with a thin disappearing head. Aroma of pumpkin and pumpkin spices, nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste of fresh pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and sweet malt. Nice balance of spice and beer element, not overly spiced like a few other pumpkin brews I have had. I hope this one makes it to bottles.
JPDIPSO (6317) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Colorful burnt orange/copper color. Moderate, beige head the settles to a lid of creamy bubbles. Bread and spice aromas. Spices of cloves, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. LIghtly oily feel. Early pale and lightly toasted malt. Spices work there way in with cinnamon and mild ginger. A nice malty backdrop. Has a pumpkin malt quality that is enjoyable. Spices are not over powering as many in this ilk. Nice balance and "drinkability". A good post feast brew.