SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bronze color, nice and clear, finger thick fluffy white head
smells of earthy pumpkin, biscuity, with some sugar cookie. sweeter hints of clove nutmeg and allspice. Touches of brown sugar and molasses
tastes very similar to the smell. sugar cookie, earthy pumpkin, biscuit, pumpkin spice. the pumpkin dries the tongue out a bit though. a nice dry bitterness at the back of the tongue. slight noble hoppiness.
A nice medium body with a slight creaminess. some dryness on the backside
definately easy to drink - reminds me so much of fall.
i woul ddrink theis with turkey and stuffing, or with yams & andouille sausage. It might do well with some sugar cookies.
kabsetter (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 2011 bottle enjoyed at a pub. Wow this is so unique and different, a bit too much for my taste. Yet well done and the pumpkin pie flavors come through nicely. Id try again, but was a bit hard for me to finish the bottle. An aquired taste I suspect? A beer well done and I like everything from ST.
2012 bottle just out 8/12: much better, balanced than the other bottle...goes down way too easy. Much better ’fresh’ than aged in my opinion.
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Lockview. Pours an orange amber hue with a thin white disappearing head. Aroma of pumpkin pie, corn flakes, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Tastes like pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice, cinnamon and sweet malt. Slight bitterness on the aftertaste. I wonder what hops are used? Still the best pumpkin ale.
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drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Poured into my Sam Adams glass it has a crystal clear amber orange body with some white lacing on the surface.
S: Pumpkin pie.
T: Pumpkin pie, but with more malt and bitterness than a real pie. Could have been a bit sweeter.
M: Medium bodied.
D: I was actually very surprised when I saw that this was 9% ABV. This is a pretty decent pumpkin beer all around.
jordinc (102) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bomber. Strong beery, spicey aroma - cloves and nutmeg. Tastes of pumpkin pie spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves). Very sweet, I would peg it just shy of cloying. Low carbonation, and very smooth on the palate. Great for fall.
RRistow12 (102) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear goldish orange color with good light yellow head. Good lacing. Aroma is mostly spices. Taste is spices of mostly cinnamon and pumpkin up front with a smooth well balanced sweetness at the end. Excellent pumpkin beer. The best I've tasted.
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JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice pumpkin beer. Pumpkin, spices, caramel/toffee flavors and aromas. I’d recommend this as a dessert beer.
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received as a gift. Aroma: Pumpkin pie, apricots, cloves, cinnamon(?), raisins. Beautiful golden-orange, clear. Pillowy pale yellow head , not much lacing. Taste follows the aroma plus a little bit of bubble gum. Definitely sweet, not much hops "bite". Flavors improve as this beer warms a bit. Alcohol is concealed nicely. Silky mouthfeel, aftertaste clings a little. I’m generally not a big fan of "fruity" beers, but I’d make an exception in this case. Somehow, it works. I liked it more than I thought I would.
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle into a chalice.
Aroma- Big ginger snaps/pumpkin pie notes
Appearance- Orange/gold color, minimal head, no lacing.
Taste- major ginger snaps notes, bready malts.
Palate- very easy drinking for the alcohol.
Overall- elite pumpkin beer, tastes like straight up autumn.
JohnBruns (100) - Cissna Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Old Chicago; served with medium head; aroma of pumpkin spices; off flavor not the pumpkin flavor I was after.