Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Its malty with many Autumn spices of pumpkin, cloves and cinnamon. quite a nice beer. Oakes (19370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
Very bright orange. Very spicy, pumpkiny nose - big, brash and appetizing. On the palate it falls apart a bit, though. The body is thin. There’s huge nutmeg and other spicy but not nearly the malt character to hold it all together. CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2009
RnH: I’m as green as they come (TWSS) however I’ve never been a fan of organic beer, this one being no different. The beer is very drinkable, however almost completely lacking flavor. There are some pumkpin notes on the finish, a tiny bit of spices and that’s it. Gryffyn (21) - , New York, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Love the color and aroma but baking spice flavors are overpowering. And the finish clashes with the rest of the taste, a very harsh bitter taste. MrBunn (2867) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle. Pour is a deep coppery orange with a finger of bubble tan head. Aromas are very heavy on the pie spices with a touch of sweetness that might be described as pumpkin. Still, the spice in the nose is abit overdone. Flavor is very odd and I’m wondering if I have an infected bottle. There is a sour funk to it that is completely unexpected, but since it’s new, I can’t see it being an aging/storage issue. As it warms a bit, this becomes diminished. The spice is strong and dominates past the tartness... cloves and cinnamon dominate and drive this one home... Still, this is weird stuff.
nearbeer (5662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2008
12 oz, bottled 08/21/08. Hazy copper with a lasting disc of cream and nice frosty lace. Aroma is mostly the typical spice mixture, but atypical in that there seems to actually be some pumpkin in there too - a lightly sourish vegetable aroma. Alas, the flavor indicates otherwise, as the spice flavors dominate from the get-go as in so many pumpkin ales out there. This one is mostly ginger; maybe some nutmeg and allspice that help to hog the spotlight. Light-medium body is a little fizzy, and dry and tingly from the spice. If you like ginger, you will like this one. carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2008
12oz. pours deep copper with small head. aroma is pumpkin and spice and very yummy. mouthful is tart and tangy with some lingering vegetable taste... the pumpkin and spice was hard to find... a little let down. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2008
From a 12 ounce bottle from Belmont Station in PDX--Rustic orange-copper body with a thin, soft off-white head. Obvious pumpkin-pie spice nose. A tad tart-sweet. The flavor starts with a stinging to the front of the tongue. Toward the middle of the tongue, the acidic and carbonic profile is realized. By the time the back of the tongue is introduced, the marzen-looking and malt-driven English-esque ale disappoints some. Not sure what to make of this beer. Red Sox tied with Anaheim of LA in the 9th inning. nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
The aroma is weak and somewhat odd but it does have the requisite pumpkin, malt, and spices. The appearance is amber with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth but thin. Overall it’s interesting. mgermani (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
Pours a hazy orange with a light ring of foam. Like a good many pumpkin ales, the spices are evident as soon as the cap is popped. Unfortunately this has a vague septic or rotten aroma to accompany. Muddled squash. Tastes of bland cafeteria-spices, vegetal dry finish with an odd note of incense. Good carbonation, thin body, pinched finish. An odd pumpkin beer, definitely bold in taste but a bit vegetal and dry. Points for effort! Thanks to jjpm74 for the trade!