Westmeister (2093) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pour. Appears in the glass as a deep amber with decent head. Smell is heavy pie spice (nutmeg, cinnamon) with pumpkin. Tast is initiailly quite sweet but is rounded out by the fullness of the pumpkin and spices. Lingers a bit spicy. Not as full as some other heavy as some other sweet pumpking beers which is why I thought this was quite nice.
Svesse (6916) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, spicy nose with notes of caramel, dark bread, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin. Malty, fruity, spicy taste with caramel, treacle-toffee, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, wort bread and a sweetish finish with a gentle bitterness and a slightly vinous touch. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. I’m not a great fan of pumpkin beers and it gets a bit sweet after a while, but it’s quite well made and tasty, with the ginger coming through more and more. Quite nice.
dslam (91) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper color with off white head. Poured from a bottle that was refrigerated. Sweet pumpkin flavor with a hint of cinnamon and spice. Good flavor but a little too sweet for me.
Leini (1326) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Copper body with a medium head. Caramel, pumpkin, spices and alcohol. Too sweet and spicy imo.
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber to stem. Dark orange-copper with thin offwhite head. Standard pumpkin spice and malt, not too sweet, with a lingering bitter spice aftertaste. Eh.
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark ruby-copper with a finger or so of beige foam. Very nice aroma of sweet caramel, barley candy, earthy pumpkin, and a melange of spices - nutmeg and ginger quite noticeable, cinnamon and allspice supporting. Body is a touch sticky - would benefit from just a bit more carbonation to lighten it up - but still OK. Flavour is just what the aroma promises - sweet maltiness up front, pumpkin pie in the middle, off-dry finish with some twiggy hops toward the back of the palate. Quite a good version of a beer style that I rarely want much to do with.
rjplumer (667) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown ruby tinged body. Mild pumpkin nutmeg aroma. Thin tan head. Taste is malt spice nutmeg and of course pumpkin. Smooth, rich and warming down the throat.
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a dark copper color with a thick off white head with plenty of lacing left around the glass. The aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, and some spices. The flavor is pumpkin but not overly sweet like some pumpkin beers granted i am drinking this beer past its season so that may have a factor. I also pick up some spices and slight amount of alcohol.
probstblueribbon (3300) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep copper with a full tan head.
Aroma: Rich sweet maltiness with fairly balanced spices, lightly fruity, toffee and brown sugar, clove, cinnamon, allspice and ginger (I think...), big stuff.
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate carbonation, lightly syrupy.
Flav.: Similar to the nose with a big, thick, rich malt backbone supporting the usual array of pumpkin spices; lightly sweet with decent bitterness, some booze and a long, crunchy malt and spice finish.
samsmith33 (576) - - JAN 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brownish Color, nice head. Thick feel. Smokey Flavor.
2014 Pumpkin Double Blind Tasting:
1-Sam Adams Fat Jack.
5-Southern Tier Pumking.
10-UFO Pumpkin (harpoon).
11-Sam Adams Pumpkin.
12-Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin.
AbbeyRoade (449) - Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Veyr impressive for a Sam Adams brew. Lots of allspice, cinnamon flavors that make this a bit of a spicy pumpkin beer. Nice malty undertones give it a complex body instead of the typical flat pumpkin ales you see everywhere else. Good seasonal.