icehawk (609) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice reddish amber with lacy white head. Aroma is subtle, spice, dirt, vegetables. Big, stale malty initially that transitions to a old tea bag like flavor. Finish is bitter and vegetative. If I didnít know it was supposed to be a pumpkin beer, Iíd not likely guess it based on the taste and aroma. Odd, not very pleasant.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong spices with a moderate amount of malt. Oarnge color with a medium white head. MOderate spice for the beginning and middle. Malty pumpkin finish.
Chad9976 (1021) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I poured a 12oz can into a nonic pint glass. It had a best by date of 1/30/14 and cost $2.55 ($0.21 per ounce).
Appearance: Clear, orange/copper hue with some carbonation visible. Pours to a thin layer of bright white foam which mostly dissipates and leaves trace lacing.
Smell: A surprisingly dirty aroma of wet, decaying vegetables. A hint of the usual spices.
Taste: When I smelled and tasted Wachusett Pumpkan, I was surprised by how mediocre the beer was. The can appeared to be fresh and my glass was clean - yet it stunk and tasted quite lousy. Is this a bad can, a bad batch, or is this is how itís supposed to taste?
The first half of the palette is rather mild. Nothing in the way of the standard pumpkin beer spices. The flavor is so mild that it seems like the beer is stale and old. It doesnít improve any throughout the swig, in fact, it actually worsens. Thereís a sour off-taste on the finish. Similar to canned green beans. Itís possible this is dimethyl sulfide. Whatever it may be, the usual pumpkin flavors just arenít here. Well, I can detect them if I pay close attention, but otherwise the beer just seems old. If this is the taste the brewery intended I find it an extremely odd choice since thereís so little flavor to found here. Itís one of the worst pumpkin beers Iíve ever had.
Drinkability: At least drinking Wachusett Pumpkan was no challenge. The mouthfeel is fairly light and crisp with a good level of carbonation. Itís fairly smooth and thankfully doesnít leave much of an aftertaste. Itís also relatively light at 5.2% ABV, though itís extremely inefficient in making use of its ingredients.
tbopslt (239) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Craftsman Ale House. Strong pumpkin aroma. Sweet start, slightly sour finish. Not a bad beer
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jmikolich (1308) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the Devens Grill, this tastes like an amber. and not a very good one.. talk about choking down a beer, no spice profile no pumpkin sweetness.. meh.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Sweet malty base, faint pumpkins, and hints of spice. Some light tingly bitterness in the finish. Not bad.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
got a 12 case of this because it sold out at my local stores last year. Really this is a good consistent pumpkin beer which I think is better straight out the can. Aroma is the strong caramon and cinnomon with hints of spiciness. Little bit of sweetness and good malt. An accecable and affordable pumpkin beer
crazyvin (1800) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice copper body with a white head that had good retention and no lace. Aroma was of caramel malts, spices and pumpkin. Initial flavor had a nice sweet note to it, some from caramel malts and some from mild spices. Mostly nutmeg. Pumpkin was slightly bitter in the finish. Body seemed on the light side and the finish was smooth.
ROBC3366 (206) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of spice and pumpkin. Tastes of pumpkin nutmeg and some cinnamon. A bit watered down but not terrible.
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puboflyons (1678) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 12 fl. oz. can stamped Best By 021613. It is significantly past that date but I found a 12 pack on clearance for $4.99 and couldnít let that pass. Color is orange-amber with a tremendous, puffy of-white head that never really goes away. Actually considering the age I am still getting a nice but mellow pumpkin spice ester on the nose as well as some malty sweetness. The body is medium. The taste also still has a decent pumpkin spice flavor with a lingering but low bitterness. So what if this is outdated - it is still quite drinkable and likable.