j12601 (8000) - 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 (1918) - 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 (1736) - 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.
PhatB420 (733) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from the Harvest vareity pack. Pours a deep mohagany brown and chocolate. Solid head, fluffy and steady and dissapates to nothing after a few minutes. Taste is pumpkin spice, malty and sweet. A great beer for the season. Wonderfully crafted and very harvest like with the color and taste. A nice sipper
jsmerig (1357) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of pumpkin spice. Pours reddish brown with tan head. Taste is of syrupy malt mixed with pumpkin spice.
smaynard6000 (803) - Apopka, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with minimal head. Aroma and flavor are both dominated by pumpkin. Unfortunately, pumpkin isn’t one of my favorite flavors. Probably well executed even though this isn’t my cup of tea.
BillWyce (844) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: Poured reddish-orange with a very slight haze and a disappearing head. Aroma was reminiscent of pumpkin pie- starts out with pumpkin meat, giving way to caramelly and roasty notes with a lingering breadiness. Medium-bodied, but a nice depth of flavor. Flavor was again pleasantly reminiscent of pumpkin pie, with pumpkin meat mixed with a nice spice note.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle poured into snifter. I love pumpkin beers and drinking them during a nice cold front but this was a just an utter disgrace. It was like they took the Octoberfest beer and just sprinkled some pumpkin spice on top. Not enough pumpkin flavor or aroma. Took a few sips and dumped it.