UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
sampled during an impromptu pumpkin tasting. pours an orange hue. scent is of cinnamon, nutmeg, and malt. not much pumpkin character. taste is similar but not as interesting as the nose. mouth is light, not a bad beer for the season so long as the price is right.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Will Steven’s Pumpkin Ale pours a deep clear copper color with minimal head and no lacing. The aroma is defintely on the spicy side with small amounts of pumpkin coming through. Cinnamon, cloves, and brown sugar are the main aromas.
Same really goes for the taste. Spices dominate. Cinnamon came to mind at first, followed by the cloves and brown sugar. The pumpkin is there but is hiding most of the time. Up front are the spices and in the end the spices linger on the tongue.
The mouthfeel is very clean, medium bodied, and goes down easy. This is not a pumpkin ale to write home about but I’m glad I got to try it. There is just so much better out there. r464 (2362) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Aroma is spice and pumpkin pie. Smooth, but crisp. Hints of spice and malt with a bit of the underlying pumpkin. Not at all artificial and quite balanced. BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Lighter amber with no head. Nutmeg spice in nose. Seasonal spice in flavor: cinnamon, nutmeg with some toasted malt. Finishes with a dry hop flavor. Thinner palate. Spicing is lighter which is preferred in these seasonal brews. At Last Chance at Hunter Mt. fsbw21086 (481) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a small off white head. Nose is rich pumpkin muffin, nutmeg, cinnamon. Palate full and rich, coats the mouth and light tingles on the tongue. Flavor of pumpkin, sugar granules and cinnamon, bready malts.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle. The pour was a medium hazy copper with a large (2-3 Finger) white rocky head that had great retention and some really good lacing that was left hanging on the glass throughout.
The aroma was of a light toasted malt and a mildly sweet doughy yeast with notes of nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and of course pumpkin.
The taste was some what sweet and malty with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg from the beginning and had a mild bitterness with a hint of pumpkin and a little bite from the allspice at the end. The flavor lingered for a nice long while allowing for the taste of the spices to settle nicely on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was light on body and watery in texture and had a kind of medicine feel to it with a medium carbonation.
Overall a mild tasting Pumpkin Ale with a slight bitter bite of spices that was left lingering well after the swallow. It was a decent brew which fits with the style rather nicely.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
12oz bottle from Vintage Estates, I told cheapdark I drank more pumpkin beers this year because of rating beers on this website. I don’t see a problem with that. Pumpkin color and aroma, hints of cinnamon. I’m trying to like these organic beers, they just seemed a little light to me. Medium body, creamy brew, decent CO2, mild finish. Overall not bad, just didn’t like the combination of organic and pumpkin.cheap (6011) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Earlier Rating: 9/17/2011 Total Score: 2.7
Decent beer, the pumpkin flavor doesn’t overwhelm. The beer is somewhat on the thin side. Not what I’m looking forward to in a beer.
Bottle I think from vintage estates. Smell is sweet spicey pumpkin, but not overwhelming. Taste is unsweetened pumpkins and asssociated spices. Typical pumpkin beer. Sometimes a tad creamy. Finish is somewhat mild bitter medicine. Not bad overall, I guess. Sometimes has that old lager thing going on in there. pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2008 Total Score: 2.6
Must be new, very few ratings. Sweet punky aroma. Pale brown at first when poured. Clear pour goes swirling towards end of bottle. Taste is a blend of pumpkin spices and bitter ale. Decent friendly sparkly carbonation. Veggie unrefined back of throat impression. Palate indicates good carbonation. Some lingering bitterness in the finish.
Aroma: Smells of fresh pumpkin--not sweet or cloying like pumpkin spice and sugar, but like a ripe pumpkin with hints of spice behind it.
Appearance: Cloudy orange with a thin, white head.
Taste: Light sweetness balanced by a light sourness. Very well balanced and even all the way through.
Palate: Medium body, thick, slick texture, average carbonation, long finish.
Overall: I’m very impressed by this beer, as the pumpkin takes over the taste, not the spices. This is clearly made with real pumpkins, and they take center stage. This is exactly what I would expect from a pumpkin beer. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
It pours lighter orange amber with a light off white head. The aroma is potent for an organic brew with nice notes of cinnamon and sweet pumpkin. The flavors of light spices and subtle earthy sweet pumpkin come through on a light but decent body.
Earlier Rating: 9/30/2011 Total Score: 4.1
The aroma is pumpkin rounded with spices, definitely cinnamon niceness in the nose. It pours amber orange with a decent head. The flavor is nice pumpkin notes with lots of good spice, again a blend of cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, and the fall in general and pleasing. The best organic brew I may have ever had.