nealblind (380) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely clear red pour big creamy tan head that stays for the duration. Aroma of crisp fresh evervescent pumpkin, nutmeg. Moderate to significant sweetness, but not overdone. It seems like the sweetness is coming from the pumpkin and not from a boatload of malt. Light carb here which works well... the spices are quite prominent and might overpower with full carbonation. Very sessionable which alone sets it above most pumpkin beers on the market... a worthy brew.
superspak (1930) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 2/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear ruby copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, caramel, toast, nutmeg, gingerbread, brown sugar, light chocolate, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with solid strength. Taste of pumpkin, caramel, brown sugar, toast, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, light clove, light chocolate, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of pumpkin, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, toast, nutmeg, gingerbread, light clove, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; with decent robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pumpkin ale. Good all around balance of malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
jehoesefat (165) - Kapolei, Hawaii, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice aroma, a little hint of pumpkin and spice. Pours clear ruby with a thin white head. Pumpkin flavor is a little too strong, but has a nice cinnamon finish.
dlihcsnatas (199) - Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Another odd Samuel Adams attempt. Aroma kind of like a Oktoberfest beer with some spices. Taste is toasted malts mostly with some hints at spices but not really getting much of the pumpkin flavors. I would have expected the pumpkin taste to really shine but it’s like a side note to the malts and spices. Like how they advertise "real pumpkin". That is nice since many of the Samuel Adams line up uses extracts that leave a medicinal taste to them. Anyways this one is OK but not something I plan on having for my Halloween party.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma of spicy pumpkin pie. Sweet malt with a pumpkin flavor and then the spicy pie finish. Medium/full bodied with ok carbonation. A pretty sweet beer and spicy
jflopsu (308) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber. Has a cinnamon aroma, but not strong like other Autum beers. It’s a full bodied beer with pumpkin, cinnamon, yeast and wheat.
beakerh20 (31) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker reddish amber beer. Has some cinnamon character. More wheat character with a Belgium style.
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Bamaboy1975 (194) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: beautiful golden red. S: bready malts and pumpkin pie. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg here. T: smooth, creamy Marzen upfront, finishes with a moist pumpkin pie flavor. M: a bit syrupy, like a good Marzen should. A very smooth and drinkable feel. Not much booze to speak of. O: What a great brew! Not sure who all the haters of this beer are, but I think it's a great Marzen style beer with some delicious notes of pumpkin with all the right spices to make a great and very drinkable pumpkin ale.
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BlowOffTube (258) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I do like it, but I’ve had much better pumpkin ales. This pours a red with a foamy off white head. Aroma of cinnamon nutmeg and pumpkin. Creamy pumpkin taste with spices but then a weird off taste from middle to end. Medium body and medium carbonation.
ellolovey (407) - Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thin brown ring. Aroma of pumpkin cookies. Sweet caramel malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice. Has a nice little spice tingle. Def not the best pumpkin I have had.