Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour with little aroma. Slight spice flavor with little pumpkin anywhere to be found. Decent ale with an off flavor. I wouldnít drink this one again.
dekester1 (325) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deep reddish amber with a modest head and lacing. Aroma was slight fruity and nutty with slight sweetness. Taste possess a maltiness with a moderate pumpkin and light spices. The finish was of mild hops. Palate was decent. Overall, a very good pumpkin ale.
deyholla (7014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a amber with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a pumpkin and bread combination with a bread backbone. Flavor has a a bit more sweetness with notes of bread, pumpkin and spice.
JonnyMadison (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very little aroma. Very high in carbonation, which is the dominant feature. To me, the flavor is not as bold or spicy as Iíve read, but there are some harvest related flavors in there, just more subtle. A fine beer to drink casually in season, especially with food, but not if you really want a unique fall flavor.
hockey9930 (115) - - SEP 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear red with tan head. Malty dark fruit aroma. Pumpkin spice flavor with a fruity tartness. Light bodied and watery. Might be better if it wasnít so watery and had a fuller flavor.
slowrunner77 (6090) - 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 thatís 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."
AmEricanbrew (6014) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@ trailer, from a harvest mix pack. Clear copper kettle color with ivory head. Phenolic pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin meat, caramel aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Pie spice, toasted pumpkin meat flavors with some lightly sweet caramel___decent.
UXO (416) - CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear medium-to-deep amber with a short finger of white head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. Nose is pumpkin and spice, brown sugar. Taste is sweet and spicy pumpkin, brown sugar, mild bitter. Medium to full body, moderate to high sustained carbonation, and a somewhat sticky finish.
Well, Iíll be: a pumpkin ale that isnít terrible - will wonders never cease? This just might be the best pumpkin ale Iíve ever tried! (Not that that bar was set all that high, mind you, but stillÖ) Decently spicy, with a fairly good pumpkin flavour. Itís a bit too sweet, and that adversely affects the finish, but not bad at all. Ultimately, I wouldnít say no to another - and I think thatís the first time Iíve said that about a pumpkin ale.
airrick2003 (540) - 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 (1286) - 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.