wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong nutmeg aroma that makes you think of Thanksgiving. Head retention is lacking. Great caramel flavor I suspect from caramelization of the pumpkins’ sugars.
generallee08 (620) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its body has a very nice deep reddish amber color with very clarity. From the pour it makes a good inch of creamy off white foam. It quickly settles down to thin covering that just hangs on to the last sip with the help of a few quick swirls. At the top of the glass it leaves some cool lace patterns. The aroma has mostly cinnamon notes with some other pie spices over rich dark bready and pie crust like malts. There is a pleasant cinnamon and pie spice character with mild bitterness though out. Pumpkin or squash like flavor is very light but it is there and it is supported buy sweet bready and toasty pie crust like malty flavor notes. The finish is fairly quick with mild bitterness and spice.
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 2nd, 2012 - Samuel Adams’ beers have been a thick, syrupy lot, practically pouring out of the bottle with a viscosity that later develops into heavy, sweeping waves of sweet notes. In the same vein is the Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin, which has a more diverse nose, including savory elements of roasted pumpkin and burnt, squash based mallard reactions. But as per tradition, the flavor is heavy with barbecue sauce, roast yams, dark honey and grilled peaches. True, it’s a sweet beer with lots of residual sugars, but the deep caramel flavor with plenty of flavors of roast pumpkin and baked pumpkin seeds, and even a touch of smokiness like a light rauchbier, draw me in. This is definitely one of the better brews to come out of a Samuel Adams variety box.
TXBadger (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is like the light version of Fat Jack. Just tasted pretty much the same but more watered down and less intense. Not bad, but not as good.
gopherfan99 (374) - CROATIA - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a reddish orange with a beige head, sweet taste of pumpkin and fall spices, nice fall beer.
deepas (20) - - APR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a special treat for both my Father and I, and look forward to drinking it during the fall. Very good!
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
NOrmal but likeable. very pumpkin and medium craft as the Sam Adams beers. Very good.
cafgen (125) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Nice amber color with a creamy head. The smell is totally pumpkin and spices, and the taste is the same. An ok beer to try it once.
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hockeybeerguy (1680) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a dark brown/black colored body and left a one finger white foamy head that lasted less than twenty seconds. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. Some nice light yet filmy/foamy lacing appeared but settled and slid down the sides of the glass.
The smell was superb as not just pumpkin, but allspice, ginger, clove, some slight molasses and cinnamon speckled themselves throughout the entire "pumpkin" aroma. Big wow (at least to me).
The taste had all of these typical flavorings and added a slight caramel flavoring, a bit of malt and some extra rich dark fruitiness to it.
The palate was about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. This wasn’t exactly a very drinkable beer, could be close to a palate wrecker with all that was going on with it. It has a sweet dry finish.
Overall, though not very drinkable. I really liked this, probably would have been better if I saved this just a tad longer. This is a very good "pumpkin" ale.
Erzengel (2398) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown and slightly hazy in the glass. The beer starts smooth, slightly malty, a bit spicy. The mainpart is smooth, pumpkin-fruity with a malty body. The mainpart is smooth, malty, pumpkin-fruity, but a bit too subtle for me. The malty body is great, but in combination with the pumpkin a bit too strong. The aftertaste is malty, pumpkin and smooth.
Interesting combination, but for me the pumpkin is too subtle and I miss the typical pumpkin-spiciness. --> 10/12/10/10