mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2006
bottle = Mamabeer should know - this IS the mother of all pumpkin beers. This is the first pumpkin that comes through in AROMA and appearance. One whiff gives you all those warm fuzzy spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Of course the golden copper pumpkin color only enhances its appeal.
Smooth palate with a taste that makes you want to take another bite! badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2006
reddish amber body with no head...aroma of light pumpkin and heavy cinnamon/nutmeg...flavor is initially heavy in cinnamon and nutmeg, and finishes with a brown sugar, pumpkin aftertaste...average palate allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Bottled. Poured orangey brown with a tan head. The aroma is pumpkin pie spice. Flavor is malty, and spicy, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves predominating. The finish was mildly hoppy with a hint of alcohol. Great stuff! Nejhleader (1561) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2006
A pretty good pumpkin ale. Nice pumpkin taste and smooth body. For some reason i’m still saying blue moon pumpkin ale is the best. JamesHellican (11) - USA - OCT 13, 2006
Had to settle for this beer because others we not available. It has a great aroma, but a little too hoppy for me on the finish. I thought an ’imperial’ would have a little more body to it. Great overall though
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
A copper color, with white frothy head, this has a great aroma of pumpkin and spice. The taste moves from a slight hop bite, into the spices, and finishes with the sweet, pumpkin-caramel flavors. The body of this was exactly what I was looking for in a Pumpkin Ale... A great way to celebrate autumn! cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Most defiinitely the best pumpkin ale I’ve had as it wasn’t too artificial and it was hyped up with a big complex spicy flavor. I just wish I had some nice pumpkin pie dessert with it. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle shared with my wife over (Canadian) Thankgiving dinner. Thanks to HogTownHarry for the bottle. Pours a dark orange-amber with a big off-white head. Aroma is spicey as all hell, with lots of nutmeg and cloves. Body is a bit lighter than expected, but since we were drinking it with food, that was OK. Flavour is BIG - caramelly malt, kick-ass spices, sweet pumpkin, herbal hops. Man-o-man, this is some nice stuff... Braudog (6719) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 If you liquified a pumpkin pie, this would be it ... shiny orange with a creamy whipped topping. Big nutmegy aroma. Very spicy fall-flavored brew, maybe good with a Thanksgiving feast, I’d think, but almost with a funkiness to it. kmarthomebrew (18) - USA - OCT 6, 2006
Nice pumpkin pie aroma. Pours a nice copper color, but has very poor head retention. Mouthfeel is a little light for a beer with Imperial in the name. A little heavy on the nutmeg, but that may just be personal preference.