Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2009
On tap at rattle n hum. Only had this because i’ve had everything else on the menu for once. Pours a clear dark amber. Nose is potpourri spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Mouth is watery and artificial. Tons of potpourri spice that upset my stomach. ben4321 (6500) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle from Gilly’s, 11/6/09 (bottle on date was 9/1)
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Aroma: The aroma is pumpkin, spice, and quite a bit of pepper with some vegetation, and some light hops as well
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear orange color with a thin off-white head and quite a bit of lace on the glass
Flavor: The taste is a little nicer then the aroma, it has a light pumpkin flavor, but less vegetable and more sweet then the nose with the bitterness not really coming though until the finish
Palate: This beer has an interesting mouthfeel, there’s a ting from the pepper, and some carbonation
I wonder if this would have been different fresher. Either way, it’s pretty good, and I really did enjoy it quite a bit. My biggest complaint would be that it is a drop too much on the vegetable side, particularly in the nose, but it still works.
So this was on tap at Big City in Allston but my notes on aroma and taste might be off since they serve pumpkin beers in glasses rimed with cinnamon sugar which over powers much of the flavor. The color was typical rich orange. The smell was a spiciness and cinnamon but once again that might have been due to the special presentation. taste was mostly the same with a rich gourd body to back up the spice. Holdwine (1228) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Maybe it was havinh this on Halloween after taking my daughter out trick-or-treating, but this one was a perfect pumpkin ale. Nice nose of pumpkin and gingerbread. Average looking pour with an off tannish head. Spot on use of the pumpkin and spices to keep the hops in their rightful place. Very enjoyable and highly drinkable. Pleasant nutmeg(?) and cinnamon finish. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a deep orange-copper with a small diminishing off-white head. Slightly mild but pleasant aroma of pumpkin and spices along with caramel malt and a hint of vanilla. Flavour follows suit with pumpkin and spice, caramel malt and a hint of bitterness in the finish -- a touch watery but not too bad. Medium bodied. A pretty good version of the style.
Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Orange pour with a small offwhite head. Aroma is Pumpkin and spices, very fresh, with a small amount of caramel and black pepper. flavor is pumpkin pie, very spicy with some yeastiness. Sweet burnt molasses as well. a small amount of bitter hopping on the finish. Rather good rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into pint glass. It has a bottled on date of 9-10-08 and it was sampled on 9-12-09. Wow, I must have found a one year old bottle.
Appearance: The body had a deep amber color with some visible carbonation. The head on top was off white in color, tall and slowly faded down to thin ring of lace. On the way down the glass it left behind some nice lace rings.
Smell: The nose had notes of sweet malt, rich pumpkin meat and pumpkin pie spice with ginger being the stand out.
Taste/Palate: Its spice character is up front and center with ginger and then cinnamon standing out. Next up is a sweet malty middle with noticeable roasted pumpkin flesh notes. Hop flavor also mixes in and adds to the spicy character. The finish has a nice balance of all its components and slowly fades off the tongue. It has a rich smooth texture with nice carbonation and a solid medium to full body.
Notes: I really enjoyed this one year old bottle of pumpkin ale. This probably is not a style known for ageing but it was still quite good. The organic pumpkin flavor was very nice and noticeable with a good balance of spice, hops and malt.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Aroma has some spice. Flavor is light and mostly spice, not much pumpkin.Bryon body and sweet with a pepper back. Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2009
bottle..clear deep copper pour..small white head ,some lace .Aroma of pumpkin,nutmeg and biscuit malt.Good pumpkin flavor, notes of nutmeg and allspice/clove and grassy hops. good balance ,finish is dry .lingering bitterness and breadiness. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Clear copper pour with thin ring of offwhite head. Nose is like that of gingersnap cookies. Flavor is uninspirirng, but has all the typical pumpkin beer notes. Medium thin body. Average for the style I guess.