Gruntled Pumpkin - RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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2.81/5 rDev -17.1%
Pours a dull lighter copper color with almost no head to speak of,aromas have some light roast and pumpkin pie spice,it's the best part of the beer.A thin watery feel leaves alot to be desired.Flavors are mainly of pumpkin pie spice and gets a little harsh in the finish.A drain pour for me....not a fan.
09-30-2013 21:20:29 | More by oberon
2.21/5 rDev -34.8%
Light, golden amber color.
Small head fizzles out leaving a super thin cap of bubbly white
Taste, you get spice, you get hops, like in a pils almost, then some cripsy carbonation, then more hop bitterness.
Too thin for my preference in this style. I've had lower abv pumpkins that had a fuller body.
Would not get again, the high abv seemed to be the selling point when I inquired. Not sure that warrants a flat-tasting, thin, pumpkin beer.
09-25-2013 22:10:26 | More by braugon
2.65/5 rDev -21.8%
12 oz bottle, stamped 4254, served in a snifter.
Pours slightl hazy, orange-amber color, with a modest and weak off-white head. A small amount of sediment was left at the bottom of the bottle but some light-colored sediment remained in suspension.
Pumpkin pie spices yes, but a bit difficult to pick out with the odd mix of light smoke, cider vinegar and citrus rind. The flavor is not really any better, although, thankfully, the vinegar doesn't ruin this entirely. More bitter and sour than sweet.
Feel: slightly aggressive carbonation with an overly thin body.
O: It doesn't help that this followed a very fine Stevens Point Pumpkin, but even without that contrast this ale would fail to make a good impression. At least it has a fine label.
10-14-2013 22:19:28 | More by chinchill
3.88/5 rDev +14.5%
A - orangish amber with a soft, fading, bubbly, white head
S - grains pumpkin, cinnamon
T - caramel, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger
M - medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated
A decently flavored, tasty though typical, pumpkin ale. it's highly drinkable, but it becomes boring after a while. In a season full of pumpkin ales, this did not stick out. I'll avoid it in the future.
11-06-2012 01:48:39 | More by tdm168
4/5 rDev +18%
I really enjoyed the drinkability of this pumpkin beer. There is just enough spice for you to want more. I enjoy it because it isn't as thick as others. It's an easy drinker when you might be thirsty. I also found this compelling, 7.3% while being an easy drinker. Beware of the pumpkin man.
09-12-2013 00:30:32 | More by jmanero
3.88/5 rDev +14.5%
Big thanks goes out to Case at RJ Rockers for sending this unlabeled bottle with sharpie written information up our way as a pre-release tasting for one of our tasting sessions! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a minimal white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pumpkin, clove, and cinnamon. The flavor was of sweet malt, pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, and subtle cinnamon. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I had this one awhile back when Rockers had it on-tap at one of their Taste and Tour sessions as an experimental batch, but was told by Case not to post a review for it as it was still in the testing stages. This version definitely has a lot more spices going on than its previous run. This was a nice change as the spices are all traditional with what you would expect in a pumpkin ale. The aroma was a little muted on this one, but the flavor made up for this fact. While not the most robust flavors out there, this was a very nice attempt at a pumpkin ale from my buddies at RJ Rockers. Nice work guys and looking forward to seeing MORE new things roll out from you in the future. Tick.
10-12-2011 14:53:13 | More by thagr81us
2.6/5 rDev -23.3%
A- pours very fizzy with a 2-finger foamy white head that reduces to a skim layer floating on top, clear and golden orange color
S- strangely enough I'm picking up witbier aromas of wheat and lemon, mid-palate kicks in with some ginger, cinnamon candy and ketchup, all over the place
T- sweet and malty with some ginger and straight alcohol, not picking up any pumpkin or pumpkin spice flavors at all, the finish adds a light astringent flavor with a toasty malt finish and more noticeable booze at the end
M- medium body with foamy carbonation and mouthfeel, big quaff of alcohol at the end
O- if I drank this in a blind taste test, I wouldn't have known it was a pumpkin beer. Flavors are just all of the palace and the booze is too overpowering.
09-27-2013 01:46:34 | More by Treyliff
3.35/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pumpkin pie, pretty tasty. Taste is spices up front, and more spices. Very little pumpkin. Kind of an unusual after taste as well. Not terrible, but not good. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is an ok beer, but nothing special.
02-23-2014 19:50:55 | More by tone77
3.53/5 rDev +4.1%
Hazy golden orange beer. Thin head disappears quickly.
Spices and vegetal pumpkin aroma. Also sweet and malty.
A nice balance of spices. Some actual pumpkin flavor and a sweet malty backbone.
A velvety smooth mouthfeel. Medium to heavy bodied with light carbonation.
02-26-2013 13:58:17 | More by UnderPressure
3.65/5 rDev +7.7%
A: Pours a clear orange with half a finger of white head that recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.
S: A surprising amount of squashy aromas up front followed by fairly subtle pumpkin spices. There are some vanilla notes as well. Definitely one of the better smelling pumpkin ales out there.
T: Pumpkin spices up front followed by some pumpkin/squash-like flavors. Slight nutty flavors bring up a lightly bitter finish.
M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is a bit lighter and drier than most pumpkin ales, but it works well enough.
O: A surprisingly solid pumpkin ale. Not the best in the world, but it smells great. I wish the flavor had a bit more depth and less spice.
09-12-2012 01:29:44 | More by n2185
Gruntled Pumpkin from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.