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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
12oz bottle poured into snifter. I love pumpkin beers and drinking them during a nice cold front but this was a just an utter disgrace. It was like they took the Octoberfest beer and just sprinkled some pumpkin spice on top. Not enough pumpkin flavor or aroma. Took a few sips and dumped it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
Bottle brought back by my parents from Boston. Poured a dark copper with a thin white head. Present pumpkin aroma. Syruppy mouthfeel. Pretty good pumpkin flavor, overall not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3119) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 15, 2011
It pours a red/amber color with a disappearing orange bubbly head. The aroma is nicely spiced with ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg all in good balance and a nice mildly fruity malt backbone. The flavor is the same with a bit more spicy ginger on the palate. I do pick up some mildly vegetal squash flavors that remind me of pumpkin. Nice medium body with a rich maltiness. Very good pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Part of the Samuel Adams Harvest Collection Pack - $14.99 at the nearby Publix grocery store in Canton, Georgia. Enjoy Before: Jan 2012.

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep amber-hued body with a finger’s worth of ivory foam, though it’s rather short-lived.

Smell: Sweetish, bready malt notes paired with a scent of pumpkin and encompassed by a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger.

Taste: Bready, toasty malts with sweet hints of dark brown sugar. Has a good amount of squashy pumpkin flavor as well as the expected pumpkin pie spice blend (without becoming heavy-handed and overbearing) and, of course, the SA proprietary house yeast. Faint, faint touch from the herbal English hops, with a very low bitterness, allowed the spices to do their thing. Small bit of heat from the cinnamon and ginger. A bit of stickiness on the drying, gently spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I thought it was a very solid, well-constructed pumpkin ale; a nice addition to the Autumn mix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LetsGoState (580) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Aroma is a sweet spice. Taste is a nice balance of pumpkin and spice. Overall solid for the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Not much pumpkin in the nose. Taste is fairly watered down in the pumpkin department, but a good mix of spices add a nice bitter kick to it. Goes down pretty well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4266) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Dark clear amber pour, with a minimal off-white head. Interestingly this bottle was a gusher, first time I have seen a sam adams do that. Very sweet, caramel malts, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice. Pretty watery. Certainly a pumpkin ale, but not a very good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Pours a dark and rather deep copper hue with a very nice full and fluffy creamy head. Nice sheets of lacing left behind that cling to the sides of the glass. The smell is pretty surprising with the amount of pumpkin and pumpkin spices that come through. There is almost a pumpkin pie-like quality in the nose with bread coming through. The flavor is actually pretty nice with loads of pumpkin, spices, bread, and a touch of nuts as well. The pumpkin is notably fake, but overall still very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeistAlmighty (1111) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
355ml bottle. Red amber with lots of white head and lacing. Aroma is spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and a little malt sweetness. Taste is spicy and rich, but the spice overwhelms but of the pumpkin flavour. Its good, just not very pumpkiny. Palate was medium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aracauna (3050) - Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Clear copper. Little head. Spices come off slightly soapy in the nose. There’s just nothing here that stands out to make it good.

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