beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden orange color. Two tiered aroma. First I get a hit of pie spice and then a pumpkin flesh smell. Then I take a sip and what I get mostly is a metallic tinge with pumpkin to the side. The spice finishes things up but too late to save it.
hansenkw (12) - - OCT 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much pumpkin on the nose, heavy nutmeg scent. Poured a deep copper color with a medium beige head that quickly shrank, great lacing! Tastes a bit like canned pumpkin with a hint of nutmeg. Quickly fading taste, overall not the best pumpkin beer.
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Over all a lot of molasses and brown sugar on the nose the palett is a bit water with lite notes of pumpkin, pumpkin spice and malt
j12601 (9890) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep orange amber with a thin white to beige head. Sweet spices on the nose, soft malt, a touch of pumpkin and squash flash. Medium bodied, sweet at first, then smooths out. A touch of malt. Still a tiny bit empty, but nothing off putting. A touch of spiced bitterness.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with a one finger, frothy off-white head that quickly settles unto a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of lacing left behind.
The aroma of this beer has a very strong vegetal presence that clashes a bit with the autumnal spices. I’m not picking up pumpkin pie sweetness, but rather an earthy, pungent character that smells kind of like rot. This is really unpleasant and doesn’t compliment the cinnamon, brown sugar and ginger notes. Smells pretty awful.
This beer tastes a bit better than it smells, but not much. Medium bodied with a very earthy, vegetal pumpkin flavor that’s countered by earthy hops and zesty spice. Subtle sweetness but reminds me more of squash/harvest flavors without any of the pumpkin puree/pie sweetness that I prefer in the style. There’s some earthy hop bitterness along with some nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar and clove but something is just off with this beer.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a clear orange color with a tiny white head. Scent of pumpkin, caramel and spices. Taste is caramel, pumpkin, spices and some herbs.
wlajwl (6143) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mildly sweet pumpkins, malts and spices. The flavor is pumpkin pie, malts, a hint of fruit and a tangy/mildly spicy finish.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really quite possibly one of the better pumpkin beers around. It’s hard to find a truly good sessionable pumpkin beer. Pours a medium amber, somewhat hazy with a head on the thinner side. Aromas of pumpkin pie spice dominate the nose. The malt comes across as neutral which in this case it should as the spices truly define this beer. At no point does this beer taste sweet or cloying. The mouthfeel is relatively light and the carbonation cleans up the palate. Clean beer.
Concealer (1223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a solid pumpkin beer. I wouldn’t say there is a lot special about it but my 6 pack was delicious. It has a slight sweetness to it and of course that lovely pumpkin taste that we all look for this time of year.
dnstone (2883) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice rich copper color with creamy, strong off-white head. Pumpkin-squash notes in the aroma with sweet bread and light spice notes. Full mouthed, moderately sweet, lightly spiced, with good balance of pumpkin and spices. Really an excellent pumpkin/fall beer; I believe this one is underrated.