jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber orange with a nice beige head that lingers. Smells of clove, pumpkin, and nutmeg are first, followed by cinnamin and pepper. Tastes very earthy, hints of pumpkin, grass, and allspice. Aftertaste is more seasong, like clove, nutmeg, and cinnamin. Even a little peppery. Nice crisp body. A little watery, but nice drinkabilty.
Elwood (2552) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from a mix 12 pack from Wegmans Leesburg.
Aroma: On the lighter side in terms of overall aroma. There is a deep, earthy pumpkin nose with a bit of clove and pumpkin pie spice.
Appearance: It pours a deep tea like color with a small, foamy, off white head. The head fades fairly quickly.
Taste: Very malty and a bit on the sweet side, but it does a nice job of highlighting the pumpkin. The spice is certainly there, but not overbearing. The toastiness adds another nice dimension as well. Overall very well done.
Palate: Medium to rich mouthfeel with softer than average carbonation leading to a slightly bitter, spiced finish.
Overall: A tasteful pumpkin ale that is good welcome to the fall season. Not one I would want to have a bunch of, but well made and worth trying.
thegreenrooster (2823) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a copper with a small tan head. Aroma is pumpkin spice and a decent helping of nutmeg. Flavor is a little lighter. More of a roasted malt comes out with an ok spice but no real pumpkin. This is ok spice ale but nothing great.
brenn79 (1224) - Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle- Is it fall already? Pours ruby red to amber with a thin yet frothy white to tan head, aroma is pumpkin and spice, and not some fake pumpkin immitation, this smells like a homemade pumpkin pie. The taste is not as good as the aroma, but still a solid offering, pumpkin flavor and subtle spices. In my opinion a little over carbonated, but thats getting picky, this is a great beer.
Getbetter (556) - Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 12oz bottle, Pumpkin flavor,ruby color,white head,clear,average carbonation.Solid pumpkin ale.
legion242 (2010) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maybe one of the better SA offerings that I have had in a while. Very restrained with the spices and pumpkin, though, like the Irish Red, it becomes a bit cloying towards the end.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: faint caramel and spice notes. Appearance: clear orange/brown. Taste: malty with pronounced spice characteristics. Palate: medium body and carbonation. Overall: not bad for what it is, but spice beers really arent my thing.
djd07 (2323) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a large frothy beige head that leaves good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a strong cinnamon and pumpkin. Thin mouthfeel with a spicy malt and cinnamon with a spicy finish. Easy to drink, a good spice brew from Sam Adams.
sethdude (653) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish amber, medium-to-large head, Aroma is pumpkin, all-spice, and a slight rye note. Flavor is very balanced and dry, very light fruit wit medium spicing and a good caramel backbone. A very good pumpkin ale, much better than expected.
scottw86 (1019) - Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear reddish-amber with a thin off-white head that fades quickly. Sweet candy aroma with some pumpkin and coriander. Taste is slightly bitter with caramel malts. Vegetable flavors accompany a sweet pumpkin taste. Slightly light bodied. The finish is bitter and fades quickly. Pretty good overall, I enjoyed this one. Thanks to Arone12 for the trade.