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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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1071) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 14, 2011
A nice brew from Sam Adams. Aroma is nearly perfect with the pumpkin smell really standing out. Pours a dark crimson color with a thick head. Not a very sweet pumpkin but very drinkable. A nice effort!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robgibbens (417) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Finally found this in the Harvest Collection 12-pack. Pours a dark amber with a short head with some nice lacing. In the aroma, I get a light spice and pumpkin fruit. It’s not that strong. The taste has pumpkin spices right up front with a malty finish. This goes down smooth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 12 oz bottle. Pours a rich amber color with a small off white head that soon dissipates. The aroma is mild with sweet grains and squash. The flavor is sweet roasted grains, pumpkin, squash, and some mild mulling spices. The palate is full and smooth with light carbonation. Finishes medium in duration with lingering spices. Overall: Very mild pumpkin character, could use a bit more really. Re-rate 2012 batch, lowering my marks the taste had a chemically aire to it and the palate was oily.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1509) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Nice aroma, subtle pumpkin with other spices to keep it well balanced, small lingering spicy finish, dark and beautiful appearance, very enjoyable and goes down easy

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1460) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Great pumpkin ale from Sam Adams. Has full taste of spices and pumpkin, and is nicely balanced, smooth, and easy to drink. One of the best pumpkin brews I have had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4093) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 10/11/11

Aroma: The nose has nice spice notes, with cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, caramel malts, and clove
Appearance: The pour is a dark reddish-orange color with a fizzy off-white head and light lacing
Flavor: The taste is smooth and medium sweet up-front, lots of spice, with a lightly bitter finish
Palate: The feel of this beer is fairly creamy and smooth, with a medium body, and a soft carbonation
Overall Impression: This one actually surprised me. I was expecting a mediocre Pumpkin, but it was not, it was really quite good. Well done by Boston Beer here, this one is well-made and tasty. I’d recommend this one to all Pumpkin beer fans.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
This is the best pumpkin ale I’ve had in a while. It’s medium body, dark amber and the pumpkin flavor is clear but not overwhelming. I need to have some of this on Thanksgiving.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluemooner (640) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Pours a clear copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malt and yeast with light spice notes. Flavor is malty with hints of yeast, nutmeg and other spices, and some vegetable notes. Medium body with medium carbonation and a light, spicy finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
This is a pretty good little pumpkin ale. Pours a nice brown with amber hues. Fairly lasting offwhite foam. Taste has plenty of your typical pumpkin spice with a nice dash of pumpkin rounding it all together. Fairly balanced for the pumpkin beers which tend to be sweet. Overall this is one of the better pumpkin beers I have had.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Very excited to see that Sam Adams got into the pumpkin beer category. Dark amber to chestnut color with a 2 finger off white head. Color is darker than most pumpkin beers that I have tried this year. Flavor reminds me of pumpkin bread - baked pumpkin bread flavor, and equal amounts of cinnamon and nutmeg. Palate I have to hand it to Sam Adams - for a brewery this large, they produce excellent beers across a very wide array of categories.


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