Strykzone (5262) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampledvat an esbls tasting. Clear and coppery. Lots of pumpkin and lesser spice in the nose. The flavor is fullnof pumpkin. A little nutmeg. The taste is a bit chemical. Just ok.
jcos (1605) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:First beer rated in over a month. September 21st, on Fall Eve.
Appearance: Pours a brown copper.
Aroma: Some bready malt, and sweetness from pumpkin.
Taste: Light bitterness, somewhat stronger malt, pumpkin is present and sweet but just below a spice level I prefer.
Palate:Slightly below medium body, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: A solid example of the pumpkin ale style, but nothing spectacular.
benfergy (224) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma has some malt, with a hint of actual pumpkin aroma as well (actual pumpkin, rather than pumpkin pie). The appearance is quite boldly brownish-red, with a little head. Upon sipping the beer, it’s a lot more complex; there’s some ginger as well as some other herbs. The palate is invigorating. This is one of those special beers that Boston Beer Company shows its greatest talent in. Get it, even if you’re not too fond of pumpkin flavoring.
quack785 (2) - Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good fall beer; not too "pumpkiny", but just enough to let you know its there. Overall, another great choice from Sam’s.
r464 (1966) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is spicy with the hint of pumpkin. Flavor is balanced with spice, pumpkin, slightly tart. Very nice crisp finish. The ale is there and not overwhelmed with the other tastes.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange brown with a thin beige head. Big pie spice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Sweet and spicy. Toast, soft malt, simple but clean.
JFGrind (1881) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Second week of NFL 2011 and cooler weather made this a favorable choice. Dark red, medium bodied pumpkin ale complimented with roasted malts. Sam Adams figures out a way to deliver a desirable Fall Seasonal.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into tasting glass. Burnt orange amber color, clear, minimal head. Nice aroma of classic pumpkin scents...nutmeg, pie crust, brown sugar, hint of ginger. Taste is pleasant and more of the same plus clove and a hint of boozey warmth. A little thin bodied, but good work overall by Sam Adams. Wish it was available in 6-packs.
bricediggidy (7) - tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2011 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle. caramel malt with slight pumpkin spice aroma.
amber, reddish color with great clarity. thin, tan head
sugary, malt sweetness overlapped by pumpkin spices
medium body with lingering pumpkin pie finish.
I do like pumpkin ales, and this one is not too shabby.
zathrus13 (1730) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange/red, with an off white head. Aroma is pumpkin, sices, and caramel. Flavor is pumpkin, caramel, spices, and malt. Medium to light body. Not bad.