XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Twin Cities Beer Festival. Nice pumpkin, nutmeg and spice scents. Taste is similar to the scent and not over powering, want more of this one. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle c/o Chaney. Thanks Brandon!
A: Ahh, tis autumn. This ale is a sunset amber hue. The one inch of head recedes very quickly, leaving virtually no lacing whatsoever.
S: Cinnamon, nutmeg, raisin bread, sweet malt
T: An ok tasting brew, with autumn spices very evident throughout. There is not a sturdy enough malt backbone to support this heavily spiced beer. I do appreciate that the cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. flavors taste authentic, as I really don’t care for beers that take the "natural flavors" route.
M: Relatively thin bodied with a lower than average carbonation level.
D: An OK beer, but not something I would buy.
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Light foam that dissipates to a ring almost instantly. Very good looking clear burnt orange color. The scent is heavy pumpkin spice and biscuit. The taste is heavy spice, sweet, malty with light pumpkin. medium mouth feel with nice carbonation. This is one of my favorite pumpkin ales. I could drink a few which is rare for pumpkin ales. Highly recommended. daknole (11047) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
Amber pour, mostly white head. Wow the spices and pumpkin come through very nicely in the nose, with some nice yeasty qualities and bready notes. Pumpkin bread! Nice spiced pumpkin bread. Really enjoyable. phaleslu (10239) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2012
12 oz. bottle shared by birchstick- thanks again, Jon! Pours a clear copper color with a small eggshell-colored head. Aroma of nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkiny vegetal notes. The flavor is more pumpkiny and vegetal and less spicy, though they’re still there- sweet malts and toast, too. Light-bodied, with mild carbonation and a smooth, mild mouthfeel. Seems a lot less than 7.5% ABV.
patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2012
tap - Pours clear amber with an off white head. It smells of spicy pumpkin pie. The flavor is sweet and spicy. It’s medium bodied and overall a solid pumpkin ale. Good brew. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
12oz bottled 09SEP11, thanks to coharahawk for the bottle. Clear amber orange with a small beige yellow head, fading to a thick ring and tattered film rather quickly. Pumpkin and toasted malts dominate, followed by a fair amount of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Maybe I’m making it up, but I feel there’s some melted butter in there as well--not diacetyl--more of a butter rum type thing. Flavor has a stronger butter rum character. Still has some spice as well as toasty malts. Light sweetness midway through, and finishes semi-dry. Bitterness peaked at a 2, while the alcohol was masked well--didn’t realize this was 7.5%. Medium body with low carbonation. One of the better pumpkin beers. gowdy (1115) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2011
US Pint at Geneva Ale House in Geneva, IL. Very pumpkinny. hazy, amber, minimal head, lightly bitter, light body. crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Typical high-gravity pumpkin beer, tastes more like malt and spiced than anything. DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Taster at Bavarian Lodge. Dark gourd color, a bit cloudy, with a white head tinged by cinnamon. The smell leans toward pie spice, with a bit of canned pumpkin just behind it. Taste lacks the "whipped cream" I’ve gotten with other pumpkin beers, instead I first notice a bit of fruity ale ester. The spice is even more polite on the tongue than it was in my nose. Plenty of malts in evidence here to keep both spice and alcohol from being a big deal. Finishes with noce notes of baked pumpkin laced with nutmeg & cinnamon.