1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pumplestiltskin - Evil Genius Beer Company

Not Rated.
PumplestiltskinPumplestiltskin

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
74
okay

19 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 09-15-2012)
View: Beers (19) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JNForsyth
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of TriageStat
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of BeerCon5
2.88/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light hazy, golden yellow color with a thin white bubbly head with very little retention.

The scent is of grain, bready malt, and some sweet fruit notes.

The taste is spicy, bready malt, notes of sweet fruit and pumpkin.

Light body, very crisp and clean feel, high carbonation.

This was average at best, there wasn’t much to the flavor leaving much to be desired.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.2/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a very hazy yellow color with a two finger white head. The head has a nice level of retention, fading over time to give a good level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is bready and yeasty with some lemon citrus. Mixed with these aromas, and as the name would suggest, is a pumpkin aroma mixed with a little bit of pumpkin pie spice smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and pumpkin flavor that is soon meet by some flavors of a yeasty nature. More toward the middle the pumpkin is lost as citrus flavors come to the tongue and drown out the pumpkin. As the taste advances further the pumpkin comes back and gets stronger in taste and is met with other light spice flavors of nutmeg and clove. In the end a lemon and pumpkin flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a bit on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is very average. The thinner body and higher carbonation are quite nice for the drinkability and fruit vegetal flavors of the brew.

Overall – OK, but nothing too spectacular. It is sorta an odd blend of pumpkin and citrus. Not likely one I would go to again and again, but it is worth a try.

Photo of JWU
2.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- a hazy pale yellow with a little bit of white head that didn't stick around, and didn't lace.

S- Sadly, the best part. Some clove, allspice, and pumpkin flesh.

T- A quick flash of graininess transitions into a very slight sweetness and some faded spices. A bit metallic on the finish.

M- No pumpkin mouthfeel. No body, no creaminess. Medium to high carbonation. A Bit dry on the finish.

O- Certainly won't waste my money on this again.

Photo of pwoody11
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.4/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Well it looks like a Belgium pale ale. Hazy bright yellow with little head just a lace ring,

S - Mostly cinnamon, allspice, and clove. Smells of fruity yeasts also.

T - I got nutmeg and clove, little pumpkin, and a fruity finish which surprising has some hops. A touch sour yet balanced.

M - Light and crisp easy to drink.

Overall not terrible but not the pumpkin pilsner I expected. Better than the other pumpkin ale I guess.

Photo of imperialking
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of chefhatt
2.88/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this into a pint glass, it has a gold color body with a little head that quickly dissapperead, with no lace no nothing. The smell has a hint of spices to it, mostly allspice and some clove. The taste has basicly no pumpkin flavor and just spice of clove and allspice. The mouth feel is good and overall it is ok but i won't be buying it again.

Photo of mighkey
2.58/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Upon first taste, it had the feel of a sparkling wine. I didn't get much of a pumpkin spice flavor or smell. It's color was a little lighter than i expected from a pumpkin flavored beer. I like to smell the spice before I drink the beer. It isn't terrible but I will not buy again

Photo of JohnK17
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of skaboom420
2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of ejimhof
2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of Rojada1988
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jagada
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Knapp85
2.8/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a clear looking yellow color with a white head on top. The head didn't last very long and left no lacing behind. The smell of the beer is spicy, mostly autumn like aromas of clove and allspice. The taste of the beer is balanced I guess... I can taste the spices and I can taste the blonde ale in there too. I just don't think that they go together all that well. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a decent carbonation to it. Overall it was just something I wanted to try since I never had it before. I wouldn't buy it again. It's not terrible but I just don't think the two style match up real well.

Pumplestiltskin from Evil Genius Beer Company
74 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.