Randy4Beer (305) - - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Filtered, cherry wood colouring with a thin white head and mild carbonation.
Aromas of pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Nice creamy mouthfeel.
Tastes of pumpkin pie, replete with all of the accompanying spices. Nice malty backbone too.
Better balanced than a lot of pumpkin beers. This is my 11th pumpkin beer of this fall, and this is my 3rd favourite. Very nice beer. Would buy again.
DuffMan (7343) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Deep copper-red, average light tan head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. The palate is loaded with sweet malt and spices, with flavours of molasses and all spice nearly smothering any pumpkin notes. TylerDurden didn’t like it (too spicy and too sweet he said), but I thought it was pretty good.
BiffNilsson (270) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rödbrun vätska med kraftig gulaktig skumkrona.
Kraftfull söt maltdoft med inslag av kola, kanel och lite kardemumma.
Även smaken är kraftfull med bra beska. Söt smak med mycket "jul smaker"
Inslag av kanel kola och kardemumma även här. Något för söt i mitt tycke men överlag en bra öl.
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
October 25, 2014
The beer pours a dark orange, with a thin tan coloured head. The aroma was pumpkin, spices, and citrus. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly creamy, with average carbonation. The flavour is sweet malt, pumpkin, spices, and a citrusy finish. The alcohol is noticeable, but doesn’t detract.
Jorn69 (1410) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Havregatan 141112. Bottle (650 ml) from Systembolaget (60:-). Sweet malty and spicy with caramely notes, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is malty, spicy and sweet. Lots of spices.
terrybail (697) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1pt 6floz bottle from the lcbo
brown, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
medium body, creamy, average carbonation, astringent,
rarbring (1688) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall: Nice head, good looking, sweet toffee smell, very sweet taste.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-11-07.
Sammy (9198) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Since it was an LCBO feature (and therefore good value by price) I bought it despite my ready to give up this style for good. Better drunk cold, when the malt overpowers the spices and is significantly tasting malty. Spices somewhat too much.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle -
Full of fusel alcohol and light on the pumpkin flavor/aroma. I thought that the Harvest Pumpkin ale was just a few notches better than this. It could have done more with what it was trying to be, and usually Sam Adams delivers a solid product. This was a bit of a swing and miss.
geologyguy (871) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
smells of nutmeg pretty strongly, good strength of smell, taste is heavy winter spices, malty, low hops, Too strong on the spices though :(