ordybill (101) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22 oz bomber bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- I can easily note spices from the first removal of the bottle top. Definite pumpkin and cinnamon aroma, very inviting.
Appearance- A very nice clear red color.
Taste - Excellent flavor, one of my favorite pumpkin beers. You can taste the pumpkin and cinnamon but you know it is still a well crafted brew beneath the surface,.
Palate- A full bodied experience with a strong booze finish. A great dry finish.
Overall- One of my favorite pumpkins to date. Highly recommended.
jaymobrown (1686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice looking dark beer. The nose is a spice veg with nutmeg. Flavor is pumpkin, malt, alcohol and hop.
GarrettB (1080) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 29th, 2013 - Iím loving the Sam Adams experimental series. Compared to their main lines of beer, it feels like they leave out a sack or two of refined sugar, and bring in some of the craft that their brewers trained so hard to hone. As for their Pumpkin Ale, itís not much of a pumpkin beer, but it is a pretty tasty autumn brew. Ruby red in color, it invokes the violent scarlet strands that wrap the Rock Mountains in September, and the smell is rich in caramel and toffee, with touches of bubble gum, coconut, pepper and pear - a mixture of flavors that reminds me of some older, continental recipes, where savory and sweet is mixed to good effect. The taste is more decidedly sweet, with the taste of warmed honey, peaches and smoke, all on a soft, fuzzy palate, plenty of brown sugar and molasses. There may be a bit of pumpkin pie in here, but thatís searching for a flavor that hasnít found me. Still, this will ring in the season nicely, pumpkin or not.
fidelis83 (2001) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper to chestnut pour with a tall, fluffy beige head. Aroma is full of caramel and lactose sweetness up front, then light nutty notes, pie spice and sweet pumpkin. Flavor is earthy pumpkin, ginger heavy pie spice, dark caramel, lactose, light roast, light nutty notes and citrus, herbal and pine hops. Medium body, chewy feel throughout and a medium, sharp carbonation.
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Moriartys. Very dark clear copper pour with some nice tan foam. Well balanced but unexciting Pumpkin Beer. Does not quite taste like pumpkin but thankfully feels like more than just Pumpkin Pie Spice. There are a few acetic notes in the mix here but that may likely be an issue with the keg/pour. A nice safe pumpkin beer for the unadventurous.
deadbuilt (5) - - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well balanced pumpkin ale. One that I can drink and enjoy without feeling overwhelmed with spice or sweetness.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is pumpkin, spice, cinnamon, caramel, various spices. Medium bodied, good balance, alcohol hidden well. Sam Adams has stepped up its game in recent years.
tkline3 (15) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark ruby red with a large off white foamy head. Aroma of cinnamon, all spice, and pumpkin. Flavors of cinnamon, carmel, pumpkin some smokiness, and all spice. Strong finish of spice and bourbon alcohol. Sweet with a warm spicy finish, full mouth feel and no bitterness.
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RRistow12 (269) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a dark ruby color with beige head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, nutmeg, spices. Taste is similar to aroma. Minimal to no detectable bitterness with moderate to heavy sweetness. Sticky mouthfeel. Flavors of pumpkin, nutmeg, caramel. It's not quite as good as Pumking but still very good.
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robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber with a small thick yellowish head and great lacing.
Smell is of pumpkin, bread, and some spice.
Taste is of pumpkin pie, spice, and a malt back. Ends thick.