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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aracauna (3084) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle courtesy pikapp327. Pours a dark amber orangish red color with a white type head. Aroma is pumpkin, ginger, and sweet Malts. Some spices with pumpkin flavorings and a sweet/spicy finish. Slight ginger.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle from pikapp327. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is pumpkin and a ton of fresh bread. Taste is still bready and pumpkin but with lots more spice.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Wow...89th percentile? Well, there’s certainly plenty of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, but mostly cloves in the aroma. The flavor is better than the aroma up front. Definitely pumpkin-laden from the start to finish, just not my cup of tea. 4 oz. would be plenty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Sample from bottle. Solid example of a pumpkin beer, with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a nice pumpkin pie flavor overall. Not too overpowering or vegetably; just right. This should come in sixers rather than having to dig into the sampler pack!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2143) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2011 Batch with an expiration date of Feb 2012. What an attractive dark amber-pumpkin orange pour with a soft, silky lingering head and excited carbonation. The aroma is of moderate pumpkin, malts, and spices. The body is nice and full for the style. The clove and pepper are more evident in the taste than in the aroma and there’s a pleasing bitter bite at the end.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nephilium (1356) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Slightly sweet aroma, with a touch of rich spices. Pours a clear reddish color, with just a dusting of head. The pumpkin is noticeable in the flavor, as is the spicing. The spicing is in the finish, and isn’t as overpowering as some pumpkin beers are. Light on the palate, with a lingering finish. Not bad, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcnealc31 (252) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
A gorgeous orange and tan color and delicious spices. While I did taste some pumpkin, it was mostly in the background. But those warm, delectable pumpkin pie spices were right up front. Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, they’re all there. It was still refreshing and crisp, too. And even though it is heavily spiced, it is fantastically well balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1219) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pour dark reddish orange with a small beige head. The aroma is unmistakable pumpkin pie, with notes of pumpkin, brown sugar and cinnamon. The flavor is very malty sweet with a little spicy burnt malts and very little hops. The palate is medium, a little grainy, and sticky. The finish is short and mildly bitter. Overall, this is another sam adams that matches the flavor gimmick. Fun, but not really a good beer.


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