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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
benfergy (200) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - SEP 21, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
quack785 (2) - Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2011 does not count
Very good fall beer; not too "pumpkiny", but just enough to let you know its there. Overall, another great choice from Sam’s.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1924) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear orange brown with a thin beige head. Big pie spice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Sweet and spicy. Toast, soft malt, simple but clean.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1844) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Second week of NFL 2011 and cooler weather made this a favorable choice. Dark red, medium bodied pumpkin ale complimented with roasted malts. Sam Adams figures out a way to deliver a desirable Fall Seasonal.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle poured into tasting glass. Burnt orange amber color, clear, minimal head. Nice aroma of classic pumpkin scents...nutmeg, pie crust, brown sugar, hint of ginger. Taste is pleasant and more of the same plus clove and a hint of boozey warmth. A little thin bodied, but good work overall by Sam Adams. Wish it was available in 6-packs.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bricediggidy (7) - tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2011 does not count
12oz. bottle. caramel malt with slight pumpkin spice aroma. amber, reddish color with great clarity. thin, tan head sugary, malt sweetness overlapped by pumpkin spices medium body with lingering pumpkin pie finish. I do like pumpkin ales, and this one is not too shabby.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours orange/red, with an off white head. Aroma is pumpkin, sices, and caramel. Flavor is pumpkin, caramel, spices, and malt. Medium to light body. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhatB420 (624) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2011
12oz bottle from the Harvest vareity pack. Pours a deep mohagany brown and chocolate. Solid head, fluffy and steady and dissapates to nothing after a few minutes. Taste is pumpkin spice, malty and sweet. A great beer for the season. Wonderfully crafted and very harvest like with the color and taste. A nice sipper

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Aroma of pumpkin spice. Pours reddish brown with tan head. Taste is of syrupy malt mixed with pumpkin spice.


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