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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandmath (21) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
A great season beer that I look forward to drinking each Halloween. Goes great with pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDalkoholic (2124) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle from Rite Aid: Formed a small layer of thin head while the liquid was a dark honey brown color. As for the nose, there was a subtle scent of caramel malts I wasn’t able to sniff much else. The flavor is astringent and taste like a form of cough syrup medicine. There is a slight taste of pumpkin pie spices, but this just isn’t that good of a beer in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours out an orange color with a white head on it. Smell is full of pumpkin spice and cinnamon. Taste sweet and refreshing; unique in terms of a pumpkin beer because it has that typical Sam Adams flavor. A pretty good beer, perhaps the first pumpkin beer I would actually purchase an entire six pack of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle:   Deep amber, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Strong clove and nutmeg on the nose.   Similar tongue, very spicy I might add.   A little mealy on the backside.   A little bit of honeycomb like cereal too.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering clove and nutmeg, and maybe even some Bit O Honey like candy.   More flavorful than I thought it would be.   Not too shabby.   Thanks Bob!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gpekar (455) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Poured crystal clear copper red with a tall foamy beige head. You can hear the bubles popping as the head reduces to just a film over time, leaving a light amount of lacing. There are some carbonation bubbles rising up in the glass. The aroma is mild with scents of clove, nutmeg and caramel malt. The beer has a lightly thick texture and the flavors of clove, pumpkin spice and nutmeg, all of which are mild. Some caramel malt sweetness comes along in the middle, followed by a slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of pumpkin spice, toasty. Tastes toasty and lightly spicy with a caramelly finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2013 Has the clove and cinnamon, as well as pumpkin flavor to it, not overly on the vegetables. Has more actual pumpkin flavor to it than others in the style and a little sweeter, pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours copper with medium off-white head. Nose is caramel malt and pumpkin spice. Tastes caramel malty, with the pumpkin taking a back door to the malt, and fairly smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Ok pumpkin ale. Relatively thick with pumpkin and I believe nutmet. Starts out decent, but gets very bland as the beer goes along. There are much better pumpkin beers out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Aroma - roasted malt, pumpkin; Appearance - amber, reddish hue, fluffy head, excellent lacing; Taste - basic malt front, lightly spiced back, faint pumpkin, pretty mild finish; Palate - slightly crisp, average body; Overall - easy drinking pumpkin brew, not the best yet quite palatable.

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