porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 18, 2008
(Bottle (stamped "03/07/08") from Bootlegggers) Pours hazy amber with two fingers of biscuit head. Aroma of pumpkin and spice (nutmeg) along with some vanilla sweetness as head recedes. Mouthfeel average. Flavor of pumpkin and spice but has an off sour tanginess that really detracted. Bleh - I’ll pass. bhensonb (16270) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Bottle from the Coop in Davis, CA. Bottled 9/21/08. Beautiful copper color with a multi-finger frothy beige head. Aroma of pumpkin pie heavy on nutmeg. A bit thinnish with sharpish carbonation. Flavor is pumpkin pie with some herb or veg. It’s not a month old, and at least one week was refrigerated, but I think I detect a slight sour note. More of a flavored ale than a spice ale - whatever I meant by that. Finish is rather astringent. Think I like my pumpkin thicker and spicier. Maybe it would have gone better with food. chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2008
pours hazy brown with a smallish creamy head. nose is dead spicy. probably cloyingly so, with a nose like yankee candle. taste was somewhat malty and starchy, but not nearly enough to combat with the spicy flavour. it lacked balance. but it wasn’t all that bad. wouldn’t be able to drink more than one. JPDIPSO (6320) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Bubbly amber-orange color with a taller beige head. Pumpkin pie scents with a bit of acidity in the background. Not sure if it is the ginger or if there is some something lactic in the there, but only tasting will tell. Light caramel start, middle is lactic, which then turns to spicy. Lots of ginger. Less parts of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. I’m starting to attribute some of the lactic taste to the cloves verses the ginger. Still acidic and biting in feel. Not enough malt depth or sweetness for my liking and the acidity really throws thing off. kopher (593) - New York, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Hazy orange, very thin white filmy head.
Deeply sweet aroma, like molasses or brown sugar, with some nutmeg and maybe (green?) apple.
Very mild flavor, some spice and light sweetness. Thin, and really not much there, but not bad.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of pumpkin, spices, allspice, nutmeg, and light cinnamon. Poured orange/amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly spiced. Tastes of pumpkin, nutmeg, and spices. Medium body. Syrupy, lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Nutmeg and slight pumpkin finish is lightly dry. 1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Pours to a hazy dark amber body with a white head and some nice airy lacing. The aroma has some nutmeg, mace, and a twangy sour malt component. The flavor is earthy and pumpkin laden malts with some nutmeg and cinnamon. Twangy. I could not find the printed on bottle date like they say is there. Dusty and oily texture. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 14, 2010
THOUGHTS: Not too bad, but a little watered down. Both pumpkin and spices play an equal part as stars. GLad to see they didn’t over power the pumpkin with spices.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark orange with a small to average, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had moderate caramel and pumpkin; and pumpkin pie spices. The initial flavor was sweet and slightly acidic; while the finish was rather sweet, slightly sour and slightly bitter. There was pumpkin, sour malt, pumpkin pie spices and caramel. The light to medium body was slightly syrupy and then dry with fizzy carbonation and a chalky finish. Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
smells like grass, dirt, nutmeg, cinnamon, squash, like a pumpkin hefeweizen freekyp (2498) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2011
A well crafted ale with real pumpkin flavor. Nutmeg plays a lead role with some cinnamon as support bolsterered by a strong pumpkin guts backbone. Sufficiently malty with a nice round body and a spritzy finish to cleanse the palate. Pours slightly hazy copper with a small but resilient head.