NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid pumpkin ale. Very nice balance between malts, pumpkin, and spices. Probably the most well-balanced pumpkin beer Iíve had. Very drinkable too.
48FanInCali (817) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Rickmill (1) - mitchell, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2011 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
jrodooo5 (1282) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
robgibbens (423) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jjgmd (1747) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
zgaier (1675) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ben4321 (4832) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
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.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.