dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. All the hype is because you can only get it in the fall mixer. Good but not mind-blowing. Poured a darker amber/orange color with a small white head. Aroma was spices, cloves, and cinnamon. Flavor was weaker pumpkin and spices. Good for the season, wouldnít want to have a lot of these at one time though.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: pumpkin, whipped cream, spices. Appearance: amber, clear, frothy, tan foam. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Palate: medium body, creamy, fizzy.
fishonmyplane (504) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent pumpkin beer - better than most, actually. Itís very rich, sweet, and malty, with very little hop balance. I would have preferred more of a clear pumpkin flavor, but itís still a good addition to their fall mix pack.
bpreo (2110) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Was good, but not as good as I had hoped for, and thinking back on it now, it really was not that good. Looking forward to re-rating this one soon.
Ron (3102) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper color with small tan head, and had some good lacing. Aroma is nutmeg, spices, vanilla and some malt. I like the mild flavoring of " Harvest Pumpkin Ale". The spices, nuts and the generous malty flavor where not as "overpowering as some of the other pumpkin ales Iíve had. Finish is little dry with some lingering spices.
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful deep amber body with a lasting beige head. Wonderfully inviting aroma of fresh baked pumpkin pie. Neither the pumpkin nor spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves) are overpowering...they just meld perfectly. Smooth, deep palate with moderate carbonation. The flavor is as good as the aroma. Only a slight pumpkin flavor, but enough to make you know itís there. The warm spices finish it off. Pumpkin pie in a bottle. Wow. I wish Sam Adams offered it in 6 or 12 packs!
strap (604) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
reddish amber, strong smell of fall spices and roasted malts. nice balanced pumpkin flavor with a slight taste of cloves. excellent as far as pumpkin ales go.
tgncc (3025) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is pumpkin pie spices, toasted malts, caramel. The color is a deep amber/brown, off-white head. The flavor is pumpkin, spices, caramel, brown sugar. Medium in body, thicker than expected, fairly creamy. The finish is spicy, some resiny hops. Nothing outstanding, but really not bad. Quite drinkable.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours clear amber red color with off white head. Aroma has a slight pumpkin smell with no spices. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor was real pumpkin and the spice flavor is all but non existent. Finishes with a caramel pumpkin sweetness that is somewhat satisfying. Decent brew.
RedSox2004 (1456) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper/brown with a tan head, very nice retention and good lacing. Caramel malt aromas with noticable pumpkin pie spice. Surprisingly rich roasted and caramel malt flavor with a spice kick and a hops bitterness late. Medium body, ample carbonation, and a pleasant balance in the finish. Much better than anticipated.