GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
355mL thanks to Travlr. Pours chill haze deep amber. Weaker white head. Scant lace. Nose is malty, a bit stale, squashy, weak pumpkin, apple juice, some spice. Taste is nutmeg/pumpkin pie spice, buttery crust, moving to a lot of lemon tea and soap. Palate is dish water and chalk. My rating: 2.7 Fiance rating: 3.4 Jcb14 (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
The head on this beer was weak with little retention. This was perhaps the only negative. The aroma was excellent. It smelled like a warm pumpkin pie. The beer had a great hop flavor that is often missing in this style. It also had a lingering taste of all spice. This is a beer that I would gladly have a second. In general a good beer for this style it was great. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2012
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, bright amber copper with off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of tons of cloves, nutmeg, pumpkin, caramel, spice and earthy yeast.
Taste of cloves and other spices, caramel, pumpkin and bitter squash.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bugsizzy (70) - USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle: nice amber orange appearance, slight head and lacing, faint pumpkin spice aroma. Some mild bitterness but a smooth finish with a good balance of subtle pumpkin and spice flavors. I would bug this again
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Pours clear amber with thin white lacing. Mild spice and pumpkin on the nose. Good pumpkin and nutmeg presence on the palate. Nicely balanced and not too sweet. Very enjoyable.
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Tap. Pours a rusty orange with a dense foam head. They didn’t go overboard with the pumpkin flavor or sweetness which makes this a very pleasant, drinkable beer. One of my favorite pumpkin beers so far. pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. This is ok, much better than most pumpkin beers I’ve had. Smells definitely a little bit of spice, cinnamon, nutmeg. Drinkable. TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle. Orange-amber with a short, foamy beige head. Strong spice (mainly clove and cinnamon) up front in the aroma followed by pumpkin pie notes, caramel and hints of brown sugar. Taste is big cinnamon and clove, pumpkin, caramel notes, and soft malt. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more cinnamon and cove, light nutmeg, pumpkin, pie crust notes, caramel and sweet malt. jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 24, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2015 From 12 oz bottle, poured into 16 oz pilsner glassJesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Aroma: spice, sweet, squash/pumpkin
Appearance: orange, minimal off white head, hazy
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter
Palate: light to medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, spicy finish
Overall: Not a bad pumpkin beer, but still tastes like it has pumpkin spice added. Body and aroma is okay. The taste is a tad too much pumpkin spice. Bitterness is fine. Better than a lot of other pumpkin beer, but it’s still tastes like a pumpkin spice beer rather than just squash/pumpkins.
Old Rating from 2012: From bottle. Aroma has little bit of spice, but not overpowering. Color is a hazy amber/orange with a slight tan head. A little bitter with subtle hint of spice. The body is a bit oily and medium bodied. A little bitter finish. Overall, I would have liked more pumpkin and spice and a little less pronounced bitterness.
Aroma of spices: plenty of mutmeg and clove. Pours hazy and deep orange. Taste is bitter with heavy spice and a creamy yeast. A little bitter but okay.