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A perennial favorite at our Brewery Halloween party, this reddish amber ale is perfect for fall. Real pumpkin adds a full body and sweetness, while deep roasted malts lend a toasty finish to this subtly spiced brew.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Re-review, because I said so. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a beautiful clear copper color. The cream-shaded head is nice - but not as nice as the body - at a bit over one fingers high, but isnít the best retaining. S: Well, itís a pumpkin ale, so of course itís loaded with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. The spicing is heavy, but thankfully itís backed by a canvas of sweet caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. T: Starts with some cinnamon and nutmeg flavors. This sort of descends into a generic finish laden with caramel and toffee. Only flashes of gourd character appear. There isnít much depth, or even much flavor for that matter. M: Way, way, way too heavy on the palate given how mild it is. I say that a lot, and this is a prime example of that pratfall. Itís not even that creamy, either. With medium carbonation, it feels nice enough on the tongue but clashes hard with the flavors presented. O: Itís okay I guess, but itís also boring and hard to drink - two qualities which NEVER go together. Put in the large pile of bland, not-very-good pumpkin ales while I stick with Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, kthx. At least itís better than I initially thought it to be (ícourse, I initially thought it to be horrid instead of just boring back then).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fattybladdy (507) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle, pours a rich amber color with thick head. Pumpkin and spice in aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt with pumpkin.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
This beer is a pumpkin beer for non-beer drinkers. Its subtle and muted flavors insult pumpkin beers like Southern Tiers Pumpking.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12oz bottle Best before January 2014 A - Crystal clear, dark amber color. A small tan head vanishes before you look at it a 2nd time. S - Sweet pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, light cinnamon, undercooked pumpkin bread, creamy. The yeast sets in and bands with the malt, which is becoming sweeter by the second, and starts overtaking the fresh pumpkin and spice I noticed on 1st pour. T - Creamy pumpkin filling up front with weird berry fruit esters flaring around. Thereís a cranberry sweetness (without any tartness). Itís pretty sweet and becoming thin as it sets. Generic sweet malt emerges pushing the pumpkin and spices back. Thereís no hops to speak of except a notion of very faint herbal bitterness. Finishes with a thin syrupy malt sweetness. M - Thin wet body but the carbonation helps lift it up a bit at first but drops off about mid glass creating a thin syrupy sweet body with a lackluster finish. This started off good but quickly transformed into a generic sweet liquid. The carbonation was ample at the start which faded, as did the spices and pumpkin, which ultimately lead to a thin sweet malt bomb. I expected more from Sam Adams. If you drink this beer make sure it is ice cold! Donít let this sucker warm up. Serving type: bottle 10-02-2013

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (628) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12/22/13. Pours translucent dark amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is caramel, dark malt, pumpkin, syrup, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses. Smells nice. Taste is nice, somewhat creamy; pumpkin, earthy, molasses, caramel, roast malt, some dark fruitiness, spicy. Finish is pumpkin pie. Taste is good. Some light lacing; not remarkable. Medium carbonation. Chewy. Nice flavor. Enjoyable. Not a record setter, but a nice pumpkin ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2013
12 oz bottle poured slightly hazy deep amber woth finger tan head that settled to a thin coat. Nicely carbonated, heavy lacing. Nose is pumpkin, nutmeg, spices. Taste is strong nutmeg spice with pumpkin and hint of cinnamon. Sweet from start to finish though finish was a little watered down nonetheless, delicious pumpkin flavor profile.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlyersFan (14) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours into a dark copper-like color with a medium sized, dark tan head. Smells strongly of nutmeg and pumpkin. Tastes of spicy nutmeg with a hint of cinnamon and a pumpkin presence throughout. Very heavy, not very drinkable, but a solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2594) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle: Deep copper color with a smallish beige head. No real lacing to speak of, but an attractive ring lasts throughout. Nose is mild with the typical gambit of spices and sweet pumpkin that lends itself to a creamy aroma. There is good pumpkin flavor present and the spices play a supportive role. Mostly nutmeg and a little cinnamon. Drinks well, refreshing for sure.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevinator (870) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Smell was definitely pumpkin and amber malt. The color was an earthy orange brown with a good head. Above average weight for the palate with good carbonation. The flavor was more pumpkin gourd than pumpkin pie. The spice element was not as strong as others in this category. An average pumpkin beer .

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (424) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Well-balanced pumpkin ale. Has some hints of nutmeg and cinnamon, with a nice medium body feel. Not too sweet and doesnít overdo it on the spices. Overall a solid beer.


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