probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2006
Bomber shared with Lubiere. I dig the label. Appearance: orangey-amber, foamy, light tan head. Aroma: all of the spices (clove, cardamon, cinnamon) and some malt. Like Chai tea. Palate: med. bodied and med.-low carbonation. Flav.: nose carries through to the mouth with lots of spices, a bit of alcohol and malt, a touch of sweetness. Short duration (probably a good thing). This would match well with pork (smoked or otherwise) or curries. tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2006
22 oz bottle: deep cooper color with a light tan head. aroma is of pumpikn pie. cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and cloves. flavor is of pumkin spice, caramel cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla. over al a nice drinkable beer. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a moderate white head. Aroma of pumpkin spice and toasted malt. Flavor of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and malt. biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Bottle. This is my 2nd pumpkin of the season and so far, I am thinking this is not one of my favorite styles. I found the cloves to be too prominent in aroma and flavor. Spicy. Some pumpkin comes through, but not as much as I had expected (hoped). DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - NOV 3, 2006
I dislike pumpkin beers.
they feel cheap and tawdry, like year old halloween candy given out by the neighborhood spinster.
But it was Weyerbacher and I figured they deserved a chance.
It is the only pumpkin beer I’ve ever liked.
Not thrilled by it, but drinkable.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2006
22 oz bomber: One of the few times in the last 4 weeks I can smell a whole lot of anything! Medium amber w/ a lastin cream colored head. Initial aroma experience...EEEWWW! Lots of spices drown out whatever beer character there is. Spices most dominant are cinnamon and allspice, followed by nutmeg. Malt character is very low. Light perfumey alcohol. Well balanced flavor wise, light nutmeg and allspice flavor w/ a semi dry finish. Spicy aftertaste, but muddled. Some toasty malt very light in the flavor. Medium body, light medium carb., very smooth body, a bit of alc. warmth. To be honest, too spicy for my taste/palate. I prefer my spiced ales to be a bit less assertive in the spices. Not a favorite of mine. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2006
22 oz bomber, thought it would be a good halloween brew: pours an amber orange with white slightly orange tinted head. Soft pumpkin aromas not too spicy but faint pumpkin. The mouthfeel is rather light and the flavor is as well. Light carmel, pumpkin flavors, cinamon, nutmeg. Rather fizzy on the tongue. This is one of the better pumpkin beers i’ve had but at the same time, one of the worst imperial anything i’ve had. I have to give this style points but if this is as good as a pumpkin beer can get, why would anyone want to buy them. Beerdedone (3401) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of pumkins and spice. The flavor is smooth, pumpkins, and spice. My favorite spice/herb/vegatable. crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2006
Amazing aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Smooth texture with a full flavor. Flavor has great spices like the aroma and a sweet pumpkin flavor. Finisbes with some warming alcohol. This was the absolute perfect beer to drink on halloween night. Really enjoyed this one. shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2006 Happy Halloween! I’ve had this bottle for awhile now and have been saving it to celebrate Halloween 2006...
Amber/dark orange color, clear. Lively carbonation with a big, foamy orange head. The head collapsed pretty quickly, but the residual crown still leaves some laxing. Pumpkin malt and subtle spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove) aroma. Flavor is initially watered down pumpkin with a little pie related spice sprinkled in. There seems to be some soapiness or something a little funky in there as well. A lot of alcohol flavor after the initial flavor and through the finish. Finish has a lingering okay pumpkin flavor with some spicy hop bitterness. Medium body, but seems watery at times. Somewhat fizzy in the mouth as well.
I have heard people rave and rave about this beer which is why I decided to grab up a bottle and save it for Halloween. The Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale is a decent pumpkin ale and better than most, but out of all the pumpkin ales I’ve had, the SOUTHAMPTON PUMPKIN ALE is the best one out there, hands down. That’s the one to search out and drink!
22 oz bottle, $5.99 from River’s Bend.