NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Can from 17thFloor. Thanks! Not sure on the appearance, as I drank it from the can. It did have nutmeg and a hint of clove, but it was mostly crystal malt. Reminded me more of an amber ale than pumpkin ale, though some of the spice came on later. Not fantastic, but not too bad either. deyholla (12307) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Can. Pours a hazy mild orange with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma has lost of crisp malt with just a bit of pumpkin and spice. Flavor brings the pumpkin out more with a nice growing spice in the finish to round out the beer. slitcher (273) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2010
12 ounce can. Pours a dark gold with a thin white head. Aromas of pumpkin, cinamon, cloves and nutmeg. This stuff actually tastes like pumpkin or sweet potato pie. I am suprised at how good this is. MaBeer1972 (2166) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Poured from the bright orange can into my favorite glass. Nice looking light orange brew with a good frothy head. Spicy bouquet aroma. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, but buoyed by the spices. Some sweet bready malts and fruit. Drinkable enough, but not in the top group of pumpkins I’ve had. Frank (4236) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Ok. Before I say what I’m going to say about this, I want to emphasize that I have had had about ten pumpkin ales in the past and I have never said this about any of them: Whoa, this really tastes like pumpkin pie. I am not saying that that makes for the best pumpkin beer but there is simply something about this that reminds me of the creaminess of pumpkin pie more so than any other spiced beer I’ve tried. I’d say the spicing is maybe more subtle than most but then again so is the actual beer character. I am not sure if actual pumpkins are used in the mash on this one but perhaps the overall mildness lets the pumpkin taste through more than it would otherwise. This is an orange colored brew w/ a thin head and some spots of lace. Nose is mostly cinnamon w/ something of an amber ale hanging out in the background, it seems. The carbonation is nice and this is a little sweet but somehow the palate is still a bit thin feeling. Pumpkin ales are always a bit of a novelty it seems but you could do much worse than filling your glass w/ this stuff on a cold, October day.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Dark golden color with a thin white head. At the base you have a descent ale that has the typical characteristics you’d expect. It’s hoppy with a hint of caramel and is mildly grainy with a slightly dry finish and plenty of pumpkin. However, it is not overpowered by nutmeg and cinnamon as most pumpkin ales tend to be. An ale with pumpkin, as advertised. Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2010
12oz can 10/4/10 (Courtesy of a friend)-52° in Lager glass-Pours a clear orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of pumpkin spices:nutmeg, cinnamon, and a little allspice. Taste of the same with more spices and a bit of actual butter taste coming through as well. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite easy to drink. Nice brew. DrnkMcDermott (3141) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Draft sample, Bavarian Lodge. Nose is full of pumpkin pie spice: nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, a little ginger. Color in the little glass is light brown. Taste has those usual nutmeg, cinnamon and other spices, and leaves you to guess whether there’s actual pumpkin in here. But I caught something else: a distinct creamy or fatty impression that immediately made me think of pumpkin pie crust, whipped cream or even a pumpkin mousse. Don’t want call it "buttery" because that’s not diacetyl. A nice surprise for this kind of brew. mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. orange color. tasted like pumpkin pie. nice full body. something different. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2006
It’s a hazy orange brew with a short-lived white head. The aroma is all pie spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. Not too overwhelming. Moreso in the flavor, but if pumpkin was in the mash, I’m not tasting it. Drinkable, but one was enough for me.
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