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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A perennial favorite at our Brewery Halloween party, this reddish amber ale is perfect for fall. Real pumpkin adds a full body and sweetness, while deep roasted malts lend a toasty finish to this subtly spiced brew.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1392) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Great pumpkin ale from Sam Adams. Has full taste of spices and pumpkin, and is nicely balanced, smooth, and easy to drink. One of the best pumpkin brews I have had.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (570) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Tap. Sweet. Not the best pumpkin beer but nothing repulsive either. Wouldn’t buy in bottles.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopmelt (188) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours clear deep amber, very thin tan head, light thin lacing. Aroma pumpkin, slight roast, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar. Taste sweet pumpkin, roast malt, almost a marshmallow flavor, cinnamon and nutmeg dominate the slightly spicy finish. Mouthfeel towards the full end of medium body, low carbonation, slight spicy bite, mostly sweet finish, although spice lends a bit of balance. Overall nice beer, similar to most pumpkin beers, but a bit fuller and has the slight roasted pumpkin and marshmallow note, would be a good beer around a crisp fall camp fire.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (807) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
12 oz bottle. Deep copper, smaller beige head. Spicy, sweet, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugary but not quite excessively. Really solid pumpkin beer, even compared to many of the more "respected" brands’ pumpkin offerings.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AKORN (140) - Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Clear amber and good white head. Nutmeg, pumpkin and spices aroma. Taste is similar to aroma just lighter. Crisp and light. Good beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (534) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pours a clear brownish orange, with tan head. Aroma of pumpkin and spice. Taste is very much of pumpkin, and it’s a bit more than I like. Still, a good example of the style. Thumbs up.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bif (1445) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small head and spots of lacing. Aroma on nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and bit of caramel. Taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, spice, caramel and bit of pumpkin. Mild bitterness and a spice finish. Moderate body and smooth feel but a bit much with the spices. Not a bad beer, but just another pumpkin beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
swanmann (604) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Clear amber, caramel color with small light tan head, settling quickly with slight lace; smells of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, pumpkin caramel; the flavor I get a touch of roasty bitterness up front, followed by caramel, pumpkin, a sort of powdery spice quality, then mostly sweetness; the palate is medium-light, mouthfeel a bit watery. Overall, I think it needs more body, higher alcohol maybe... the flavors are all fighting each other.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bkurtz (789) - PERU - SEP 7, 2014
bottle - Pours a clear amber/red with a smallish head. Aromas of pumpkin and caramel. Nice balance flavors of pumpkin, bread, and some spices. The more I drink, the less I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicksbeers (10) - - SEP 5, 2014
Pumpkin taste dominates, little to no head. Sweet with a dry finish, not refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1245) - Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Clear dark mapley amber. Quick dissipating fizzy head. Fairly spiced, didn’t find it overboard. Some nice enough pumpkin. Caramel. Toasty. Lighter bodied. A bit watery. Not overly sweet. Not much on the palate. Good drinkability. A very approachable but rather uninteresting pumpkin brew compared to what else is out there.


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