StefanSD (2244) - Ouray, Colorado, 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 (1864) - 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 (1794) - 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 (5239) - 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 (744) - 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.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a red-brown with an off-white head that settled to a ring. Subdue aroma of light toasted malt. The flavor found toasted malt backed with some light pumpkin. Medium body and a light sweetness throughout.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Pickís poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark amber with 1 finger of off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, clove and nutmeg. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Strong taste of nutmeg and pumpkin. Full bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, very good. Something I would like to drink again.