nickd717 (4559) - Sofia, BULGARIA - OCT 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from City Beer. Somewhat cloudy orange-amber in color with a one-finger off-white head. Pumpkin and spice aroma, rather standard with your typical cinnamon/nutmeg and some caramel. Slightly sweet caramel malt base with pie crust, pumpkin, and major spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Decent balance. Medium-bodied with some spicy tingling and average carbonation. An above average but not super-impressive pumpkin ale.
lamas (1630) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bottled on: 08/03/11. Mine doesn’t actually say that it’s organic. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a smallish antique white head. Roasted pumpkin pie spices, burnt crust, pumpkin, caramel, and some vanilla beans in the predominantly vegetal aroma. Medium-bodied. The taste starts with some mildly roasted squash qualities and is followed by a little caramel and some pumpkin. A touch of vanilla in the middle. A bit of a wheaty finish with a dash of nutmeg. A unique take on a pumpkin beer.
Travlr (23624) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Amber color, beige head. Aroma of pumpkin pie. Taste is spice >> gourd. Middle of the road for a pumpkin beer.
baraciisch (3120) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate spice and pumpkin flavor, not overpowering, but still very drinkable.... Had better, but definitely had worse too.... Fairly well balanced and well done.
after4ever (7945) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at hudson public. Pours a cloudy dark amber with bright edges. Big dense creamy tan head. Big sweet sugar pumpkin nose with accents of sweet pie spice. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, sugar pumpkin, and pie spice mid palate. Mild pie spice finish.
radagast83 (7844) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a golden orange color with a small white head. Aroma is mostly pumpkin pie spice (nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon). The taste does not hold up nearly as well as the aroma, as there is not a whole lot of "pumpkin" flavor. It’s good as a "harvest" ale, but expected a bit more from the pumpkin. Still, it’s good for what it was within the bottle.
patagucci (27) - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A bland pumpkin ale. Let’s consider that it is a seasonal and you may as well go balls out on your creation for the fall, right? The strong Uinta brand falls short on this one.
Capa (3141) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange copper with a white head. Toasty malts, pumpkin, light vegetal aroma. Flavor is the same. Vegetal flavors put me off this one.
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a lightly hazed dark amber/copper color with a finger of off-white head.
S: Pretty much what you would expect. Heavy on the pie spices such as all-spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. There might be a little bit of vanilla in there, but minimal pumpkin. Plenty of toasted malt and caramel, too.
T: The flavor is very similar to the aroma with plenty of spice character. Heavy on the pie spice flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and all-spice. Creamy caramel and toasted bread add a nice sweetness.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: A rather well done pumpkin beer, I thought, at least. Certainly better than a lot of the other ones out there.
AirForceHops (6958) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased a 12 oz bottle @ Julio’s Liquors, Westborough MA. Used a lager glass. Clear amber color with light carbonation. Nose of Pumpkins spice. Solid head and decent lacing down the glass. Taste is very much as expected, spice with pumpkin and a malt backbone. Real easy to drink if you like the style. Not over-done with spice, A bit above average.