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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Solid pumpkin ale. Very nice balance between malts, pumpkin, and spices. Probably the most well-balanced pumpkin beer Iíve had. Very drinkable too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (817) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
12oz bottle. Orangish maple pour with some head and little retention. Nose similar to a Marzen on the base with some distinct autumnal spices albeit not overpowering. Taste follows the nose with a malty backbone peppered with nutmeg, cloves and pumpkin. Very drinkable fall offering.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rickmill (1) - mitchell, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2011 does not count
Strong sweetness to start that was typical for an ale with a some what bitter pumpkin taste with a nice hint of spice at the thenfinish. For me the extreme from intense sweet to a spicy bitter was a little much

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1282) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robgibbens (423) - 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. Itís not that strong. The taste has pumpkin spices right up front with a malty finish. This goes down smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2218) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1747) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1675) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4832) - 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. Iíd recommend this one to all Pumpkin beer fans.

   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 Iíve had in a while. Itís medium body, dark amber and the pumpkin flavor is clear but not overwhelming. I need to have some of this on Thanksgiving.

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