Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
I'm so happy to see my Texas breweries stepping up their game.
A: Single fingered creamy cocoa colored head with decent retention settling to a thin film remains atop the brew leaving behind some lacing as this deep brown bodied brew lowers.
S: Pumpkin, cinnamon, lots of nutmeg, smells like pumpkin pie hiding the high ABV well.
T: Very robust flavor, much more potent than the smell led on. The strongest in the pumpkin department I've had so far. Back end is where the spices I detected in the nose make their presence known, but unfortunately they drop off quicker than I would have liked.
M: Medium for the style, very well carbonated, slight burn as the brew passing down the throat.
O: Pretty awesome. Probably the best pumpkin beer I have ever had, but I know it can get better.
01-17-2012 00:03:02 | More by tjkinate
3.98/5 rDev -7.7%
Bomber - Thanks to cfrancis for this
Appearance - Black/brown colour with a small size fizzy dark beige head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for just a few minutes.
Smell - Malts, chocolate, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, pumpkin
Taste & Mouth - There is low amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and pumpkin. There is also a lot of spices going on.. ginger, nutmeg, and lots of clove. It ends with a malty/spicy aftertaste.
Overall - At first I was really enjoying the beer. It has a taste all it's own and it wasn't cloying like most of the other stronger pumpkin beers are. The amount of spices in it did start to wear on me a little bit though. Still a very good beer that is well worth trying.
01-16-2012 18:31:34 | More by spinrsx
4.85/5 rDev +12.5%
Aroma: Lots of holiday spices... Mostly cinnamon and nutmeg with a little bit of meaty pumpkin, chocolate malt and more roasty malts on the back end
Appearance: Very dark brown almost black, 1" to 1 1/2" khaki tan head with decent lacing that fades slowly and lingered through the session
Taste: Flavor follows the nose pretty closely with a lot of Cinnamon and nutmeg upfront, dark chocolate and a little dark roasted coffee come from the base stout to balance out all of the spices... alcohol is an afterthought and it is dangerously drinkable for the advertised 10%
Mouthfeel: Thin to medium mouthfeel... would be better with a fuller body but doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the beer, makes it a little more drinkable
Overall: Easily one of the best pumpkin/holiday beers I have had to date. I always associate cinnamon with the fall/holiday season which is one reason why I didn't want to stop drinking this... if it got cold in south Texas this would be absolutely perfect on a cold clear night sitting out on the back porch
12-12-2011 04:29:29 | More by Texasfan549
3.93/5 rDev -8.8%
Received in recent trade w/ cosmonick. (Thanks!)
Poured from 22oz bottle into large Bordeaux wine glass.
Aroma: Ginger, cinnamon, malted milk, and roasted pumpkin. A well-balanced blend of the spice components one would expect in a pumpkin ale.
Appearance: Deep, dark brown. Light tan 1/2 finger head disappears quickly. Minimal lacing.
Flavor: A rich, roasty maltiness combines surprisingly well with cinnamon and ginger. A black licorice note is also there. A nice amount of malty sweetness, and a pleasant smoky note appears at the end.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with medium carbonation. Definitely a peppery touch of booze in this one.
Overall: Likely to be one of my last pumpkin ales of the year, and I enjoyed it. Going into this one, I questioned how well the rich chocolaty stout flavors would meld with the pumpkin spices. St. Arnold did an excellent job, though. I recommend you try this one!
12-11-2011 17:44:53 | More by mdvatab
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.