RickTStiles (816) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours dark amber with a very thin white head and no lacing. Aroma of decaying oranges, wet leaves, pumpkin an nutmeg. taste is very light with a touch of malty sweetness, some vague squash notes, damp brown sugar and various subtle warming spices. finish is mildly sweet. There’s nothing offensive here but there’s also nothing memorable.
Mickymse (6) - - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
This ale delivers a good but basic taste as one expects from Sam Adams. Consistently good, and with a surprisingly strong aroma of pumpkin and spices.
crossovert (8675) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Sweet pumpkin pie flavor, actually not a bad pumpkin beer dispite people hating it.
Danyel (1282) - Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange with deep red hues, off-white head. Aroma of oumpkin, baking spices, sweet. Taste is lots of nutmeg and pumpkin, other baking spices present, medium bodied, crisp. Good.
joejames (290) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 Bottle to shaker. This is the 2nd pumpkin ale I’ve rated this week. Pours ruby amber, nice but quick head, no lacing. Aroma of allspice, nutmeg, clove. Taste is very balanced with the sweetness of the malts and pumpkin levels out the bitterness of the spices. Medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, silky mouth feel. Finishes drier than expected with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, pumpkin and roasted malt. Much better pumpkin beer than the first one I tried!
Poobah (310) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish amber as described with a thick head and a fruity nose.Smooth entry with a lightly-carbonated, mild mouthfeel followed by a cherry, caramel, and roasted pumpkin seed finish.
jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown ruby colored with tan fine bubbled head, clove/cardamom/cinnamon on the nose, sweetish pumpkin tasting start with strong spicy finish
airrick2003 (630) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: this beer pours with a large tan head that settles into a nice density, the beer is a clear maroon color
Aroma: malty, subtle pumpkin, spicy
Taste: subtle pumpkin, some tanginess, hints of sweetness but not overly sweet
Palate: lively carbonation, medium body, minimal aftertaste
Overall: a pretty subtle beer, no big assertive flavors but some good subtle ones, I like it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beerathon (1449) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not overly spiced, mild sweetness with some earthiness. Faint vanilla and a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Liked it because it was simple and not in your face palate wrecking with nutmeg and cinnamon.
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma upon opening was clearly sam adams. the common denominator was there, not that that’s a bad thing. i found myself wanting a little bit more of a pronounced pumpkin presence, but this was arguably the most balanced beer of the ten, though it finished mid pack. kinda reminded me of a souped up version of their Octoberfest."