jandd1983 (4637) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2011
It poured a copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of some nice pumpkin and clove spice with nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste was mostly cinnamon and nutmeg on the palate, finish is very creamy. A very good Pumpkin Ale. jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2011
12oz bottle from Pick’s poured into a lager glass. Pours a dark orange with about 1 finger of off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Smells just like pumpkin pie. Taste is medium sweet. Tastes strongly of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. It tastes just like pumpkin pie in a bottle. Slightly aftertaste of vanilla. Medium bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish of cinnamon. Overall, it’s a very good beer. I couldn’t drink more than a couple of these but it could easily take the place of any after dinner drink. Something worth seeking out. Block (3182) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2011
I really liked this beer. A really nice pumpkin and spice flavor. Doesn’t have the synthetic or cardboard flavors that many other fruit/spice beers have. A nice sweetness that compliments the spice well. Noticeably better than many of the other pumpkin beers I’ve tried. Jabic (716) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Ar: Deep notes of brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg - very pumpkin-pie-like. SpencerH (33) - Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Ap: Dark red-amber - small off-white head with good retention and fine bubbles - nice lacing.
T: Spicy up front, with lot of cinnamon and brown sugar - medium-sweet and some peppery and earthy notes mixing with a nice deep maltiness - finish is medium with clove flavor helping to dry things out.
P: Medium-full - medium-high carbonation - very rich mouthfeel.
O: Delicious! Substantial and warming fall beer that tastes like the season - great balance of spice, sweetness, and malt character, and good look to boot.
A solid pumpkin ale, this tastes just like pumpkin pie. If you looking for pumpkin pie in a bottle this is it, not over spiced and drinkable. Great color and smell.
zizzybalubba (1887) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Virginia Beach. Pours brownish-orange with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, faint cinnamon and nutmeg, and even more faint hops. The flavor is really nice; sweet pumpkin and bold pumpkin pie spices are perfectly integrated so that none of the flavors tend to overwhelm. Slight alcohol warmth on the finish but it is very welcome. One of the best pumpkin beers I have tried. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle at Churchkey. Orange amber pour with a small head. Nose and flavor both hold nice clove, pumpkin, light sweet malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a touch of earthiness. Crisp, easy drinking palate. Solid. robgibbens (432) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale pours a very dark amber color. The head is short but leaves some lacing. The aroma is pumpkin spice and nutmeg. I also detect an earthy smell in there. The taste is malty sweet, but the spices tend to mellow out the sweetness. This is medium-bodied and finishes nicely with a spicy punch. sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 3, 2011
The gap between really good pumpkin ales and the rest is pretty expansive. This is a really good one. It pours a dark amber with a fair white head. The nose is spicy and fantastic--lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, apple pie, and pumpkin. Many pumpkin ales have a really think mouth feel and depth of flavor, but not this one. Pumpkin pie spices dominate. This is a really spicy pumpkin ale and I dig it. The Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin ale has always been my go-to this time of year. I’ll need to drink this Schlafly offering alongside the Weyerbacher to pick one, because they’re both great. Arayaga2 (2222) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Reddish brown with a cm of quickly fading tan head. Aroma is sweet and a bit earthy with nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is mostly the same, and pretty well in line with all other pumpkin, with some heavier bits of spice astringency and some vanilla into the finish. $2/12oz