slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2017 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz Can. The pour was a clear reddish orange with a head that was on the light side of average (1-2 finger), with an off white fizzy head that diminished totally after a few minutes and had poor lacing.
The aroma was of a light bread malt and a doughy yeast with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and clove.
The taste was a light malty sweet with a touch of pumpkin and nutmeg early on, becoming lightly bitter with a hint of cinnamon and a slightly spicy note of clove at the finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, being mostly of a light sweet spiciness that faded away rather slowly.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery texture and a mild carbonation.
Overall this was a decent tasting Pumpkin Ale and did possess a good drinkability, but as this style goes it was nothing overly special...
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 Not sure how this got ticked as a 5. Solid, copper orange, well balanced between malt and spices with all spice and a pleasant light vegetal note. Would get again. RallysLQ16 (3) - Buena Vista, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2017 does not count
I personally believe that there is too much alcohol in this beer, it really seems to overpower the pumpkin taste. It most certainly tastes better when poured into a glass. Overall it is not the best pumpkin beer. Dogbrick (13751) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2016
Sample at GABF 10/08/2016, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Brownish-orange color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lace. Pumpkin spices and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of malt, cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel. The finish is sweet with a pumpkin pie spice and malt aftertaste. Decent overall. Angelmonster (199) - Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Pours an amber/brown body, head is one finger and sand colored. Lacing is great and head retention is good.
Smells of nutmeg, allspice, clove, all the usual pumpkin spices. Caramel malt and burnt sugar are next, faint earthy hops are also present. No alcohol is detected.
Taste is of a typical yet well made pumpkin beer. Heavy on pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cardamon, allspice and clove. Roasted, biscuity malt seems to be the backbone of the beer, very much like a brown ale. Alcohol is more apparent in the flavor than the aroma though the hops arent really tasted.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Head stuck around for awhile and provided some nice frothiness.
Overall this was a well done pumpkin beer, true to style. Nothing outstanding about this style though, doesnt really stand out. Probably wouldnt buy again due to the massive amount of pumpkin beers out there released in a short span. Panzuriel (2366) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Appearance: Deep copper brown. Opaque. Thin ring of tiny white bubbles.
Nose: pumpkin earthiness with restrained touches of pie spice. Hints of caramel sweetness
Taste: a bit of caramel and spice over a medium roasted malt and earthy pumpkin base.
Body: medium to thinner
Parting thoughts: A very nice pumpkin. Just enough spice with a good pumpkin flavor. Decent alcohol kick, though.
mbgrayson (804) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Pours an orangish brown, with a white head. Aroma of pumpkin, notes of malt. Taste of pumpkin, slightly sweet. Thumbs up. monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2016
A decent pumpkin ale overall. Nothing unique but tasty and refreshing. Pours a nice clear Amber with a tan head. Smells of pumpkin and spices. Taste is bright and carbonated, with pumpkin, cinnamon and a bit of a watery finish. Had in the can.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Block (3183) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2016
This is an average pumpkin beer. Some vegetable notes. A little dry with some vegetable bitterness at the finish. Bill Becker (1770) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 6, 2016
On draught at Raccas in Casper.
Pours a clear amber, small head of foam that shrinks to a ring around the glass.
Pumpkin spices in the smell, not particularly strong.
More meat, so to speak in the taste. Nutmeg, pumpkin flavours, still on the milder side but enjoyable.
Medium body and carbonation.
Nice. Jerm719 (195) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2016
It’s 90 degrees and I’m drinking a pumpkin beer wtf. Nice balance, pumpkin pie filling, seasonal spices, mild earthy hops, caramel malt. Very average for a pumpkin brew. It’s a pumpkin beer in the middle of the road, not great, not bad. I’ll prolly buy it again anyways....