GTAEgeek (1236) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
italianjohn (2342) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear reddish orange pour with a thin off white head .... aroma is of pumpkin spices cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and some earthy roasted qualities .... taste is a decent balance of pumpkin spices and earthy pumpkin with a slight roasted feel .... the mouthfeel is a bit watery and thin .... finishes with a spicy ginger kick and dry not bad
leakyrivet (7) - Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2011 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured to glass. Shallow off-white tan head. Clear Reddish amber color. Roasty and malty. Finishes semi-dry with a little caramel. Nothing to look at, nothing to smell, but very decent taste. I feared a too sweet pumpkiny flavor, but that wasn’t the case at all.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Pint.
Appearance: Dark reddish-amber, but very little head and no lacing. Color is nice, but could have used a little more pizzaz.
Aroma: Pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, and ginger upfront. Some light caramel and toasted malt underneath.
Taste: While there are pumpkin spice flavors going on, initial impression is of a light toasted and roasted amber ale with a barely sweet caramel backbone. Then the pumpkin and spices (clove, cinnamon and nutmeg especially) rise up and provide balance. Ends with spicy English hops contributing to the actual spices.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body, semi-dry finish.
Overall: Very well balanced and drinkable Pumpkin Ale. Extremely good for a non-Imperial.
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper color with a thin line of head. Aromas of spice, pumpkin, caramel malt, and cinnamon. Flavor has lots of deep malt with just enough sweetness and spice. Surprisingly good pumpkin ale from Sam Adams.
thicksuds (430) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
really liking this beer, tastes like oktoberfest with pumpkin pie, not overdone, but the pumpkin flavor is done very nicely, and subtly, but not so little that you cannot taste it, perfectly done for me, not a huge pumpkin beer fan but this is nice
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark copper/amber with an average, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy caramel and biscuit malt with nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice notes, and light squash/vegetable notes. Flavor is moderate malt with light hop spiciness and well-balanced pumpkin pie spices. Finish is dry. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth.
craftycarl21 (2238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour with reddish tints. Aroma holds caramel, molasses, toasted malt, and good pumpkin notes. Flavor actually loses some of the nice dark malt undertones, but still tasty pumpkin spiciness. Light body, drinkable. Pretty solid.
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent tasting pumpkin beer. Nothing great about this one, but not all tht bad. Again, just not my style, but this time of years, you have to drink a few.
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a very tasty pumpkin beer with a nice spice. I would have liked a little more pumpkin flavor but overall this was a very good beer, very drinkable.