DYCSoccer17 (3290) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack. The aroma on this is super spicy with nutmeg and cinnamon. There’s a light, underlying banana yeastiness, too. I guess this is a good aroma for a pumpkin ale. The body on this is transparent with some orangey hints and some reddish hues present, too. Small, quickly dissipating off-yellow head. Attractive, but crappy head retention. Starts a little overly carbonated, which accentuates some spicy cinnamon hints. Some caramel and lightly toasted malts impart a little bit of a sweetness to balance the spiciness, before a little bit of a pumpkin flavor kicks towards the end. A little more spiciness pops up later, too. This is spicier than most pumpkin beers.
JohnBruns (100) - Cissna Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a reddish amber with a light head; Aroma of pumpkin & spice; Sweet pumpkin flavor; good carbonation; not much of a finish.
baraciisch (1675) - USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber in color... Aroma is pumpkin and spices.... Flavor is very malty and roasty, but has a nice pumpkin flavor to it, definitely an improvement over the many artificial tasting pumpkin beers out there... Nutmeg and cinnamon spices on the finish... Not overwhelming, but very good...
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have got to say i rolled my eyes when I heard San Adams was jumping on the pumpkin beer bandwagon. But this offering is a bit above most others on the market for the price. First off poured a deeper amber than most pumpkin beers with a finger and a half head. The aroma is very nutmeg and app spice up front but I do get bread malt as well and some subtle real pumpkin aromas. More like a pumpkin bread than a pie. The taste is a rich spiciness and light sweetness. The nutmeg lingers in the mouth. Medium carbonation and a little thin on the palate. A good fall offering.
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a great looking reddish amber, medium head. Great pumkin spice nutmeg aroma. Med-bitter bitterness, light sweetnes. Lighter bodied, average carbonation. Good mouthfeel, nice flavors up front, finishes slightly thin. Pretty good stuff. I would drink another.
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampledvat an esbls tasting. Clear and coppery. Lots of pumpkin and lesser spice in the nose. The flavor is fullnof pumpkin. A little nutmeg. The taste is a bit chemical. Just ok.
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:First beer rated in over a month. September 21st, on Fall Eve.
Appearance: Pours a brown copper.
Aroma: Some bready malt, and sweetness from pumpkin.
Taste: Light bitterness, somewhat stronger malt, pumpkin is present and sweet but just below a spice level I prefer.
Palate:Slightly below medium body, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: A solid example of the pumpkin ale style, but nothing spectacular.
benfergy (198) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma has some malt, with a hint of actual pumpkin aroma as well (actual pumpkin, rather than pumpkin pie). The appearance is quite boldly brownish-red, with a little head. Upon sipping the beer, it’s a lot more complex; there’s some ginger as well as some other herbs. The palate is invigorating. This is one of those special beers that Boston Beer Company shows its greatest talent in. Get it, even if you’re not too fond of pumpkin flavoring.
quack785 (2) - Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good fall beer; not too "pumpkiny", but just enough to let you know its there. Overall, another great choice from Sam’s.
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is spicy with the hint of pumpkin. Flavor is balanced with spice, pumpkin, slightly tart. Very nice crisp finish. The ale is there and not overwhelmed with the other tastes.