RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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New England’s first pumpkin in a can. A blend of spicy malts, spices, & Blonde Belgian Candi sugar creates a deep orange color with subtle spice flavor.

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2.7
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a ruddy burnt orange almost copper color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated immediately. No lace. The aroma had some pumpkin sweetness, light ginger, allspice, doughy malts, caramel sweetness and some leather. The flavor was moderately sweet with the spices not blending as well as I had hoped for. Aftertaste was disengaged from spices to malts. Finish was spicy. The palate was between light and medium bodied. Low sessionability. Decent carbonation. ABV felt fine. Overall, better pumpkin ales on the market, probably not again for me.

3.2
TaktikMTL (7809) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
Canette de 12 oz achetée chez Beer Palate (Williston, VT) au coût de 1,20$. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et de muscade. Apparence: La couleur est orangée avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices à citrouille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de clous de girofle en arrière goût. (Rating #6196)

3.4
ganache (5951) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Can. Nose is sweaty gym socks with faint sweet malt and spice, but really, it’s the gym socks. Pours a hazy shade of Ecto Cooler orange, small soapy beige head. Taste lightly sweet, sugary thick malt in a medium body, layered with light bitterness and well-integrated spice. Might actually be some pumpkin flavor in there, as well! A good balance struck here, actually one of the only pumpkin beers I’ve had to even try for one, and the malt depth plus adroit use of spice might actually bring me back for more! Bravo.

3
AirForceHops (7304) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2014
12 oz. can purchased at the Beer Store, Nashua for $1.75 U.S. Clear copper /orange color without much head of any kind. Aroma is gourd upfront with light caramel malt with weak allspice in the back side.

Overall, pretty standard pumpkin brew. Flavor of caramel malt base, nutmeg, all spice and a touch of authentic pumpkin (not pie filling). The body is on the thin side with a watery feel. Other than the body, no problems and serviceable without doubt. For the price I have no complaints.

2.9
Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours Amber with a thin biege head. Malty aroma. Pumpkin, sweet malt, caramel, and vegetal notes. Light body with low carbonation.

2.5
DrinkinWell (389) - - FEB 4, 2014
Pours an orange gold with minimal head. Aromas of spice and herbs. That definite nutmeg/pumpkin spice cones through immediately followed by earthy aftertaste. Mediocre beer. Wouldn’t buy again.

2.5
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2013
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 didn’t know it was supposed to be a pumpkin beer, I’d not likely guess it based on the taste and aroma. Odd, not very pleasant.

3.2
rocbyter (2131) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2013
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.

2.6
ChadPolenz (1827) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2013
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 it’s 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 doesn’t improve any throughout the swig, in fact, it actually worsens. There’s a sour off-taste on the finish. Similar to canned green beans. It’s possible this is dimethyl sulfide. Whatever it may be, the usual pumpkin flavors just aren’t 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 there’s so little flavor to found here. It’s one of the worst pumpkin beers I’ve ever had.

Drinkability: At least drinking Wachusett Pumpkan was no challenge. The mouthfeel is fairly light and crisp with a good level of carbonation. It’s fairly smooth and thankfully doesn’t leave much of an aftertaste. It’s also relatively light at 5.2% ABV, though it’s extremely inefficient in making use of its ingredients.

3.4
tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Can from Craftsman Ale House. Strong pumpkin aroma. Sweet start, slightly sour finish. Not a bad beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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