SHIG (4936) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 25, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: Poured an amber with tan head. Aroma is spicy pumpkin. Taste is nutmeg and spice.
SG111 (1537) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours deep Auburn color, clear. White head. Aroma is lots of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. Tons of nutmeg. Flavor is cinnamon, pumpkin, some Ester notes, nutmeg (lots still). Fairly standard lager body. Hides the abv very well. Very decent for an imperial pumpkin lager (whatever that may be).
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Wolverine Brewery. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Spices (ginger and cinnamon) with pumpkin. Vanilla in the tastes too.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Wolverine State: Bright copper, translucent body with a thin, gray tinted film skimmed across the top & a bubbly collar that doesn’t leave any lacing behind. Aroma packed with cinnamon & vanilla, both a little spicy & a little sweet. Lighter undertones of ginger & nutmeg, spiced like a basket of potpourri almost. Flavor starts with a toasted malt base, light nuttiness & a touch of dark fruit. But mostly toasted bread. More ginger on the palate, perhaps I’m just more flavor sensitive to it. Also plenty of cinnamon with lighter hints of nutmeg. The vanilla is toned down a touch, but shows up as a minor sweetness inclusion towards the finish. Just a tad thin.
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample draft at the brewery. Pours a clear gold color with a small foamy head that fades to a ring and leaves great lacing. Spices dominate the aroma, ginger and cinnamon mostly, light vanilla too. Taste has way too much spice. Packed with cinnamon and ginger, maybe some light pumpkin and vanilla. Mouthfeel is bad too, like I had the spices poured on my tongue. Not terrible but just too much spice for me.
Art (3205) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Aroma of pumpkin spice and big vanilla. Tastes slightly sweet. Medium body. Medium high carbonation.
mikem409 (2014) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap pours orange thin head. Aroma of brown sugar and spice. Taste is slight spice squash sugar and some hop
deyholla (10852) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the at the brewpub. Pours a clear orangish amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of pumpkin with a bit of backing sweet grains and a hint of spice. Flavor has more spice with a good amount of pumpkin and some backing grain notes.