biggsbowler (546) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft - At first, I liked this beer, but after a couple of sips in, I couldn’t drink it anymore. Between the nutmeg and cinnamon, it smelled pretty good. I got some pumpkin in the taste but I felt like the sweetness overpowered it. As it warmed up, it got progressively worse.
daknole (10322) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber color. Nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin, caramel aroma. Flavor has quite a bit of ginger snap cookies, caramel, light hops. Good.
alobar (3130) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber color with an aroma of spice, pumpkin, and caramel malt. Pumpkin spice flavor with some cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice dominate the taste with pumpkin, toasted malt and caramel rounding out the flavor. Medium body. Quite tasty.
mike67 (939) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber with an off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, caramel, spices and pumpkin. Medium, oily, slightly crisp body. Toasted malt, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, herbal hops and pumpkin nicely balanced on the palate. It was my first pumpkin beer and I enjoyed it.
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ SBWF 2011. Pours clear copper mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma is pumpkin spicy malty sweetish. Flavor is like aroma. Finishes fruity slightly bitter.
Ernesto987 (4760) - Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting sample at table and vine tasting, this one really tastes like pumpkin!! Great balance between the pumpkin and spices which is odd for the overspiced craft "pumpkin" beers out there. Didn’t not see one like this coming, neat.
BelgianBeerGal (3435) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at a promotion party. Honestly, better than I expected. Fairly nice pumpkin and spice notes but maybe a hint of perfume in there too. nice.
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby orange/brown pour with not much head to speak of (perhaps it’s my glass). Aroma of warm pumpkin pie (cinnamon, allspice and pumpkin). A sweet molasses and honey flavor with a strong presence from the spices. Medium bodied with a nice tingly carbonation. While I wouldn’t call this a "subtly spiced brew" (more like liquefied pumpkin pie to me) it is a quite nice pumpkin beer if you happen to be in the mood for one.
high_on_hops (795) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep amber color with off-white head that quickly fades. The aroma is full of malt and spices, with cinnamon and something else, maybe nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice. The flavor is mainly malt at first with the pumpkin making up a long aftertaste. A pleasant fall brew.
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Right or wrong, I feel that Sam Adamas beers do not always get the attention they deserve. This is a fantastic pumpkin beer with perfect color, clarity and carrot. It is a fine"diamond" in the rough, if you will. Color is ruby red brown. Clarity is exceptional with no hue or cloudiness whatsoever, and carrot is the the type of flavor it resembles (a perfect sweet carrot cake flavor and aroma with a smooth pumpkin finish). What’s not to like! Grab a case for Thanksgiving and enjoy.