hopscotch (10983) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, flimsy, white head. Decent retention. Sweet, spicy aroma – nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and caramel. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The medium bitter, moderately sweet, spicy flavor features nutmeg, brown sugar and a heaping helping of hops. Spicy, bitter finish.
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Oakes and Beershine. Orangish pour. Aroma is spicy, full of pure pumpkin notes and pumpkin pie spices. Flavor is full of some great pumpkin notes and spices. But as with most Wolavers, it is very thin on the mouth.
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pumpkin colored turbid pour with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is complex layered pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, malt, spice. Tastes of pumpkin puree, cinnamon and nutmeg that are well integrated, and a smooth finish.
Earlier Rating: 9/16/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours dark ruby brownish with coppery edges and 1-finger of off-white head and great lacing. Nose is pumpkin pie spice, caramel malt, pumpkin puree. Tastes caramel malty, with pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice. Not too sweet, and not bad.
Rerate 9/22/09. Got a fresh bottle from Ron’s, and I’m kicking this one down a couple tenths in the aroma and overall categories. This is a solid pumpkin beer, but the nose is a 7, i feel, and overall is more 13 than 14.
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange brown with a medium sized white to beige head. Heavy nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of clove and pumpkin flesh. Medium bodied, big spice and malt/grain flavors. Big spicy cinnamon finish. Crisp and clean. Pretty good, and a nice light change from some of the boozier pumpkin ales I seem to have been having this season.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Clear orange-amber beer with a light white head. Aroma is quite fragrant with allspice and ginger over a light biscuity munich malt base. Flavour is sweet with a light biscuity munich malt base. Flavour is sweet with a nice balance of sweet spiciness and a soft sweet maltiness. Lingering bready flavour on the back. Easy to drink, well balanced and quite tasty.
blipp (8879) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. The aroma has pumpkin pie, clove, cinnamon, and ginger snap. The flavor starts toasty, reminds me a lot of a ginger snap, and also has cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Quite good.
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours clear copper with lasting modest off white head. The aroma is just loads of pumpkin winter spices and then hints of pumpkin and lemon like acidity. Wow. The taste begins with an all too brief pulse of pumpkin that gets swallowed up by wintery spices, cinnamon, pepper and cinnamon covered graham cracker cookies. This is a very spicy brew covering up what little pumpkin there might actually be in it.
downender (8464) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wines. A fairly run of the mill pumpkin ale, red in colour, hazy and sweet, with a touch of spice in the finish. Fine.
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours beautiful body - hazy orange with small white head. Aroma is defined spice, not crazy but good. Taste isnt bad. Organic twist, etc., spice prevails.