rangerred (659) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a thin cap for a head that fades into a ring around the side of the glass. Not really any lacing to speak of.
Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and graham cracker. A very pleasant fall spiciness and really captures the pumpkin pie aroma perfectly. Not overtly spicy whatsoever.
Flavor is very near perfection. Some squashy-ness up front quickly followed by a healthy wallup of cinnamon and nutmeg. A quick shot of vanilla along with some whipped cream but the spices hold strong. Never do they become overwhelming but rather quite nicely balance with everything else. Bitterness is extremely light and nearly imperceptible. This beer is just a touch sweet and not a sugar bomb like so many pumpkin beers. A nice, dry finish with just a hint of warmth from the alcohol.
Overall, one of the best pumpkin beers out there. Very well balanced and not sweet at all. I could honestly drink a couple of these in a sitting. One to pick up every year.
SPDickerman (697) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep orange with a medium sized light tan head. Smells of cinnamon and pumpkin. Taste is cinnamon and pumpkin. Medium bodied, smooth texture, light mouth-carbonation, Schlafly Pumpkin Ale finishes with a touch of spiced bitterness.
Emeister84 (430) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cinnamon, pumpkin, and clove predominate the aromatics. Slightly cloudy appearance, the color of liquid pumpkin, or dark honey. Tastes off dry, with heavy notes of cinnamon and clove, with a bittering, nutmeg finish. Coats the palate with a smooth and spicey mouthfeel, leaving some dryness in the top of the throat.
zathrus13 (1627) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber/copper, with a white head. Aroma is pumpkin, spices, and brown sugar. Flavor is pumpkin, brown sugar, spices (especially cinnamon), and some alcohol. medium body. This is a nice one.
Beerman6686 (3120) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a nice darker amber color with a beige head. Aroma was of pie spices, light crust, and some pumpkin flesh. Flavor was much the same, very balanced, some vanilla flavors too. Defintely one of the best pumpkins ive had.
DiarmaidBHK (2266) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Shawan Liquors. Pours dark orange with a thin khaki head. Nice pie and cinnamon notes on the nose. Kind of a smooth mouthfeel. Very Drinkable. Kinda rich. nicely balanced. There’s some sweetness but it’s not cloying. Very solid.
marcus (4989) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours orange amber with a disappearing orangish head and a pumpkin aroma. There is a nice pumpkin flavor with a spicy finish. It’s one of the few good pumpkin beers.
oRos (600) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade. Has a light amber color with not much head. Taste is pumpkin spice with a bready aftertaste feels like you ate a piece of pumpkin pie.
olr1984 (277) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Dark amber in color with white head. Strong taste of pumpkin nutmeg cinnamon and vanilla. Best pumpkin ale hands down.
conway (569) - - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is pumpkin and cinnamon. Taste adds a touch of clove. Good carb.
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