DrnkMcDermott (3130) - 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. drpimento (3736) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2011
This is one of the better pumpkin Spice beers I’ve had. From a properly chilled bottle and and aggressive pour, I got a small, off white head that quickly settled to a ring and no lace. Color is a lovely, clear orange copper amber with a few tiny bubble trails. Aroma is pumpkin, spice, malt, caramel, toffee. Flavor is much like nose with perfect carbonic tang and hop bitterness to offset the muscle of the pumpkin, spice, and malt. Body and carbonation are good. Finsih is like flavor and only the hint of a suggestion of alcohol at the end. Nice. I could actually have another of this one and normally, I can’t abide the style. Nsanders (1163) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Nice hearty orange color. Pumpkin, vanilla and NUTMEG and a little more NUTMEG aroma. Sweet, but has heavy, oily, nutmeg flavor that dominates over anything else that might have rounded this one out. I was excited when i saw this on the shelf, but was not excited to drink after the first.... DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours a clear amber. Aroma is malty and spicy with some pumpkin sneaking in. Taste is very pumpkin-y. Just like a pie. Some spices come through to balance it out. Very nice and delicious. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle and served in no-nik pint glass: Amber hue with lots of floaties, small but lasting frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has all the basic requirement you would expect from a Pumpkin Ale, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, meaty pumpkin, light roast and caramel and some biscuit too, not over the top on the nose. The taste is spice driven with sweet malty background and a brief hint of herbal hops. A bit minerally and leathery as well. The mouth feel is moderately carbonated with a slick oily component, starchy and chalky finish. An okay version, nothing bad but nothing that makes it standout from the crowd.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Pours orange in color. Great notes of true pumpkin and the backing spices on both nose and mouthfeel. A real and true pumpkin beer. Fantastic! Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Thanks to BeerFMAndy for sending this out as an extra. Served in tulip.
Pours an orange-copper color with a really nice white head and quite a bit of spotty lacing. Nose is quite a bit of sweet pumpkin pie with a bit of cinnamon in the background, though mostly nutmeg. The taste is, again, some pretty sweet pumpkin with mostly nutmeg and a bit of clove. Medium body with a tad bit of spice. Drinks pretty well and is a nice pumpkin beer all around.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-10-2010 rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle received as an extra in a trade. Thanks! Pouts deep ruby/copper, fluffy off-white head. Nose is clove, nutmeg, light vegetal matter, some nice caramel malt and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is Sweet caramel maltiness, a nice blend of warm spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, light ginger) and a bit of vanilla and pie crust. Really quite nice- like a richer pumking that isn’t quite so extract-esque. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle: Reddish amber, moderate white head, foamy, spotty lacing. Shoebox like pumpkin nose. Soft nutmeg and cinnamon. Sweet yet subtle pumpkin pie flavor on the tongue. The spices are not too heavy, but provide a nice balance and don’t make this one cloying as many others can be. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Sweet malty finish. Had I tried this blind I may not have said its a Pumpkin Ale because while it has some of the spices, its not very heavy or strong. Seems to have more Pumpkin like flavor than the associated spices commonly used in these beers. Fairly tasty. Thanks to Skyview for the bottle! fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Aroma:Some light spicy notes.
Appearance:Pale orange in color.
Taste:I’m not impressed with the flavor on this one. It’s got some malt and spice notes, but there’s absolutely no pumpkin flavor.
Palate:Light to medium body. Good carbonation.
Overall:It’s a sub-par pumpkin beer.