Pumpkin87 (182) - - AUG 30, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep copper with medium beige head that quickly dissipates, leaving slight skim.
Excellent aroma of pumpkin and pie spices. Clove, cinnamon and nutmeg are all there in the glass, but not so much that they overwhelm the baked pumpkin and butternut squash flavors. Thatís augmented by hints of peach, caramel and vanilla.
Medium body, restrained carbonation, sweetish without being cloying and a finish that is true to the rest of the glass.
A good start to the season: Schlafly has made a contender for the best American pumpkin beer, and a model for how to keep a brew balanced while hitting a specific flavor profile.
jbuskirk (1026) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím not the type of person who likes pumpkin beers. In fact, I could do entirely without the autumn pumpkin release trend. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale was a game-changer. This stuff is like liquid pumpkin pie. Except itís better than some pumpkin pies Iíve tried. The nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon are used perfectly. The pumpkin doesnít taste like it came from a pumpkin candle for once and the rich, creamy malt isnít buried by all the other flavors. I want this beer on my Thanksgiving table.
p0rkch0p (38) - Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2015 Dark, sweet, gets better with each drink. The flavor is definately there. Would prob rate higher but this beer is not my style. One is plenty for me but nice effort here by schlafly.
HuskerTan (1278) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pumpkin, squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, spices, caramel, bready, pie, vanilla.
A- Copper red color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Pumpkin pie, spice.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish.
O- This is as good of a pumpkin beer as you can find. Nothing artificial about this at all. Tastes like a delicious pumpkin pie and tons of spice flavors going on.
Maverick34 (2796) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Lots of cinnamon all spice etc fl following a clear orange brown pour white head. Graham crackers and pumpkins. Very nice.
sawbuck (550) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice mixed aroma of spices, caramel, candy corn, and cinnamon. Nice deep orange color with a tan head. Wow, nice creamy malt up front. Nice mix of spiciness and sweet. Flavors taste authentic, not fake. Bitterness fades in nicely with some heat from the spiciness. Creamy mourthfell. Best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had by far.
Nickls (2168) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark Amber orange thatís clearish. Vanilla, all spice, cinnamon, spruce, and Graham cracker in the aroma. Flavor is the same, thin, but vanilla, cinnamon, clove and crackers. Lighting slick body.
Maddog (487) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on July 29th, 9 days ago. Maybe my favorite pumpkin beer. Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla. I know itís early August, but this beer makes me yearn for fall.
mstrcrwly (827) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2015 Bottle poured into a tulip glass..amber/rusty pour with a fluffy off white head..aroma of pumpkin,carrot cake,nutmeg,cinnamon...tastes of pumpkin,carrot cake,cinnamon,nutmeg,ginger..not a big fan of pumpkin beers but this is best one by far..excellent.
MadRobin (2543) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap half pint at Bradley's Food and Beverage in Bethesda, MD.
Clear, reddish brown with a khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of pumpkin pie with all the usual spices, caramel and pumpkin fruit.
Taste of a delicious pumpkin pie with an abundance of pumpkin fruit blended nicely with all the usual pie spices. I'm detecting a little caramel and peach as well.
Medium body and medium/high carbonization.
An excellent "liquid pumpkin pie."
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