GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Rated from notes taken 20 Oct 2013 -- Pretty good beer. I would drink again. thegreenrooster (4448) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pour is a hazy amber with a small tan head. Aroma is cinnamon and other fall spices. Flavor is cinnamon, pumpkin and nutmeg not to the extreme due to its age, but it was a bargain bin pick up. Finish leaves that nice pumpkin pie spice and sweetness on the tongue. This is well past it best by date but it is still drinking well. Plenty of spice. koleminer20 (3704) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
12 oz bottle. The pour is dark amberish with some nice orange notes around the edges. The head, or what can be called head, just sits in a nice little spot of film on top of the beer. The aroma is definitely pumpkin strong. There are some undertones of vanilla before the cinnamon and allspice take over, but it smells lighter than if expect for some of the other pumpkin ales I've had. The flavor is similar. There is a light pumpkin dominance before the spices and vanilla take over. On the front end there is a little bit of a lager-ish feel to it. The mouth feel is decently viscous, and then the aftertaste is surprisingly light and thinner than I would expect.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pour is dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma is of pumpkin and spice, not much else. Flavor is a bit fruity with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, and apples. dfinney23 (3366) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2013
This cleverly named pumpkin ale pours orange-amber with a thin but persistent head. Nice blend of pumpkin, pie spices and vanilla.
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Sampled at stop and go in Puerto Rico. Grainy and nutmeggy. Pumpkin. Decent example of the style. Not amazing or anything. ronaldtheriot (1953) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Southampton Pumpkin Ale has a very thin, gray-white head, no lacing, a mostly clear, amber appearance, and a good amount of bubbles streaming up. The aroma is of pumpkin and Fall spices, with an underlying beer fragrance, but the flavor is reversed- mainly a beer taste with a background of pumpkin and spices. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Southampton Pumpkin Ale finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and easily drinkable. This is very good, because they did not go overboard with the pumpkin and spices, so it is still essentially a beer. RJT merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Orangish/Brown Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, No Lacing
S: Pumpkin, Cinnamon
T: Pumpkin, Mild Cinnamon
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy
Overall, a pretty average pumpkin ale, a nice beginner beer for non craft beer drinkers but doesnt do much for me, especially when there are better options available and at the same price.
superspak (5691) - Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, Fall 2013 bottling. Pours lightly hazy orange copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, toast, clove, brown sugar, toffee, light vanilla, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of pumpkin, spice, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, toast, clove, brown sugar, toffee, light vanilla, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, toast, clove, brown sugar, and light toffee on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and pumpkin notes; with decent flavor robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good pumpkin ale. Lacking some robustness of flavors; but has very well balanced flavors and is a nicely enjoyable pumpkin ale offering. PMullen43 (3) - - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
Southampton does the pumpkin better than maybe any other beer I’ve had. Rich in flavor.