Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by icetrauma:
4.6/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into my Corsendonk tulip. Poured a nice deep black color with 1.5 inches of lacy dark tan head which didn't hang around to long.
Initial smell was of spices as the beer poured into the glass.
Taste was much better than expected. Flavors of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon hit the palate first. Followed by a smooth undertone of pumpkin throughout the entire drink. The spices lingured on the palate as the brew went down. Not over spiced like the majority of pumpkin beers on the market. The balance was almost near perfection. No noticable alcohol notes as the beer warmed up.
Mouthfeel was a little above average. Not super thin but definately not thick and chewy.
This,hands down, is the best beer I have ever had from Saint Arnolds. Very solid beer and glad I was able to pick up 4 bottles. 2nd best Pumpkin beer I've had all year. Best was Michigan Brewing Company's Spiced Ale. It was liquid pumpkin pie.
The only real negative to this beer is lack of volume. I'm hoping next year Brock doubles the out put.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2011 13:51:42 | More by icetrauma
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4.33/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours dark black color with small head and mild lacing. Actually disappointed in this aspect of it. The sweet pumpkin aroma is very overpowering, though. It is about all you can smell. Malty taste up front, followed by overwhelming pumpkin spices. Very mild bitter aftertaste. While good, the taste did get a little sweet after a while. I will say that this was from the 2013 Fall batch, so the pumpkin taste had more time to pop out. I would want to try the 2014 batch to see how it may differ. Would be a great beer for an after Thanksgiving dinner with dessert.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 13:21:39 | More by jngrizzaffi
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.