YigSvartka (185) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent crimson brown. Quickly dissipating mid sized head. Pleasant caramel, malt, cinnamon, nutmeg and dried fruit aroma. No pumpkin though. Absolutely fantastic. Mid bodied and creamy with a potent taste consisting of nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, malt, a wee bit of pumpkin, and alcohol. Finish is sweet caramel with some minor hop. Quite good but less emphasis on spice and more emphasis on pumpkin would be optimal.
tsadich (20) - Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Let this one sit for about 30 mins. Chilled the taste is lacking some of elements of the beer, this issue is due to all spice. As the beer warms the pumpkin develops more of a presence and lessens the all spice.
ejh8 (105) - - DEC 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly tasty pumpkin ale, even more surprising that it came from Sam Adams. Dark brown rust color poured from a 1 pint 6 oz bottle. Pretty good stuff.
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JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour with a thick tan head. The aroma is sweet and spicy. A little bit boozy with some earthy hoppiness and a touch of pumpkin. There is a light sticky caramel flavour and a bit of toffee. Decent brew.
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours clear ruby copper with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like sweet syrup, roasted pumpkin, light spice, cookie malt. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like sweet roasted pumpkin, pumpkin pie, light spice, molasses.
ghostbeer (37) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful beer. I love pumpkin beer and this is one of my tops in this style. Lots of real pumpkin flavors and jus the right amount of spice to keep it interesting.
Lagerboy (1491) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1 PT. 6 FL. OZ. bottle. Clear medium copper, fine tan foam mostly lasts. Malty pumpkin spice aroma. Taste is too rich and sweet c-malt, mild toasted pumpkin, over spiced. ABV is well hidden. Average carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Next. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
blankboy (6433) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle (750ml)] Pours a deep orange-amber with a large lasting fluffy off-white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel malt, vegetal notes and light spices. Flavour of caramel malt, pumpkin, light spices and some alcohol. Medium bodied. Just good, not great, I would’ve liked more spices, they are too subtle.
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany pour with thin white head. Aroma is a pleasantly subtle pumpkin. Taste is decent pumpkin ale that is a tad heavy on pumpkin spice and a little sweet. Still good, though. Medium body and fairly clean finish. Not my favorite but would get again.
Ingevara (833) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big head, slowly shrinking. Tempting floral smell. But still - I don’t know about this. All the spices are not very apparent. Doesn’t taste at all like pumpkin pie or pepparkakor but more like a failed german doppelbock with too much alcohol. I hope the guys at Samuel Adams keep on experimenting; this one is not ready.