Pumpkin Ale - Chelsea Brewing Company
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Kooz:
3.75/5 rDev -4.1%
Pint glass came rimmed with sugar, and the beer was a cloudy orange color with a white head that stayed the entire time and left a sticky lacing on the glass.
Smelled of cinnamon and pumpkin, pleasant.
Tastes of cinnamon and pumpkin/squash. It's slightly bitter with a smooth finish. It's a mellow beer, which considering the spices is surprising. It's very good.
The beer is full-bodied, somewhat creamy, and very nice.
Overall it's one of the best pumpkin ales I've had.
10-17-2012 18:14:26 | More by Kooz
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +10%
On tap at Tribeca Tavern, NYC.
This is the best pumpkin beer I've had.
Usually, pumpkin beers make the mistake of being either too gourd-heavy or spice-heavy.
This beer literally tastes like someone distilled pumpkin pie, and infused it in the beer.
It's slightly creamy, with a thinner body than I would have expected. Extremely drinkable...three pints-worth, to be exact.
Had to enjoy it, as I knew I might never have it again, as Chelsea doesn't distribute to my state.
Possibly the best flavored/fruit/vegetable beer I've had.
12-04-2013 00:35:18 | More by sagefool
3.45/5 rDev -11.8%
On-tap at New York Beer Company, New York, NY
A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of pumpkin pie in the nose. Nutmeg really stands out in particular; there are also some hints of cinnamon.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has flavors of pumpkin pie along with some hints of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little thin and watery on the palate and has some hints of sweetness.
O: This beer definitely lives up to its name and delivers lots of aromas and flavors of pumpkin pie. The only drawback is the thin and watery mouthfeel.
11-04-2012 13:54:58 | More by metter98
2.93/5 rDev -25.1%
I had a short pour of this at the House of Brews in Midtown Manhattan. I'm not a big fan of pumpkin beers and this wasn't my favorite among them. It didnt' taste so much like a beer as it did a cider or some other fermented fruit beverage. Very light, very fizzy, a little sour. Not what I expected and not what I really wanted.
11-01-2010 21:58:43 | More by david18
3.68/5 rDev -5.9%
Had this on tap at The Pony Bar in Manhattan. Was excited to try it out as it boasts it tastes like a pumpkin pie.
Appearance: very light orange almost had some yellow in it. Very little head and almost reminded me of a soda.
Smell: Off the bat you get the typical smells associated with a pumpkin beer - nutmeg, cinnamon, spices.
Taste: Lives up to the expectation, it tastes exactly like a pumpkin pie. Only down side to this goes with overall feel of the beer. It is very highly carbonated so as a result it doesn't have the satisfying feel and taste many pumpkin beers have. If anything the carbonation made it easier to drink but not in a good way. Also, it felt slightly watered down which made me wonder if they skimped on some of the spices. However that being said it still tasted like a fresh baked pumpkin pie.
Mouthfeel: Very highly carbonated so the taste and feel of the beer did not linger, it disappeared very quickly.
Overall: This honestly reminds me of Southern Tier's Pumking except isn't quite as good due to the high carbonation. Still it's not a bad entry in a very sought out type of beer. I don't think I'd drink it again but was glad I tried it and believe others should as well.
09-24-2011 02:52:54 | More by Nezzy
4.65/5 rDev +18.9%
Poured from 32oz growler into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.
Appearance: Pours hazy golden with a small, quickly dissipating white head that leaves behind no lace.
Smell: Smells of pumpkin, with very, very strong nutmeg and cinnamon spices, and clove notes.
Taste: Begins with sweet pumpkin flavors, with balanced notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Finishes with strong spice flavors. Tastes almost exactly like pumpkin pie.
Mouthfeel: Lighter in body, with light carbonation and a refreshing finish.
Drinkability: This is a great pumpkin beer- others taste similar to pumpkin pie, but this tastes EXACTLY like pumpkin pie. If you can get this on-tap or in a growler, do it. This beer is exceptional, though not necessarily widely available.
10-19-2010 00:27:46 | More by Mosstrooper
Pumpkin Ale from Chelsea Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.