superspak (6206) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2017 Jcb14 (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Generally with a pumpkin ale I expect a good smell, but this was the worst smelling pumpkin ale I have ever had. It smelled a little like a dead fish. The taste was slightly better that the smell, but not by much. The quality of the beer is sub-standard for this style.
It had a good head and even better head retention.
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/21/2018. Pours slightly hazy golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, brown sugar, bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of pumpkin, spices, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, brown sugar, bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal/spice bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, brown sugar, bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin, spices, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance; and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is a very good pumpkin ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin, spices, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and pretty refreshing to drink; with the mildy bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and never watery feeling for the ABV. Nice authentic pumpkin fruit presence, with great spice balance and bready malt backbone. Nothing overdone or feels out of place. A very enjoyable offering and great style example. LaserDave (34) - - DEC 3, 2017
Harvest the flavors of fall with a bottle opener and a stroll down the craft-brewed beer aisle. Four+ Punk’n Ale is the pick of the crop with notes of roasted pumpkin and seasonal spices. Savory. Crisp. The sweetness is in the celebration, not on the palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2017
keg at the fools gold... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing lacing.. Soft sweet caramel toffee fruit.. Light pumpkin nose... Soft sweet toffee caramel grassy fruits. Light pumpkin linger FLBH (48) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2017
Keg at Fool's Gold, NYC. Copper-coloured with a clean white head. Aroma is bacon Hula Hoops. Taste is mild, bitter pumpkin. Not bad. WingmanWillis (428) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2017
Keg at Fools Gold. Pours Amber with a reasonable white head. Aroma is pumpkin, spices, cinnamon and a little bread. Taste is really bready, it's quite thin but has the pumpkin, cinnamon and cloves in the finish. It's ok.
luttonm (6955) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Soft foam, amber orange and clear. Weak malty pumpkin pie spice. A bit fizzy and cool, bitter and burnt grain. Not a big fan. anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin aroma. Fruity malty spicy pumpkin flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin finish. Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Poured from a regular bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a mostly clear deep amber color with a large foamy white head with long retention and average cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a blend of malt and spices, including nutmeg, brown sugar, and of course pumpkin. The taste was mostly sweet and malty with a bit of nutmeg, caramel, and spice, but was a touch sour and not well developed. The body was fairly light and wet with a touch of cream and average to low carbonation. Johnstledger8 (1409) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 26, 2016
Can. Pours a clearish dark orange with with a thin lacy off white head. Aroma is of pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, ginger, honey. Taste is of pumpkin, honey, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, grassy, earthy. Thin watery mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Bebum (1121) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Light amber, clear, tall, orange head. Yeasty nose. Medium body, moderate flavor, dilute mouthfeel, avg length, clean finish. Dry, bitter, bright acidity, Yeasty, some spice, toffee, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone