Pumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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3.43/5 rDev -20.4%
I have been debating on if I should review this or not. It is suppose to be the same as DR 9, and I have submitted an update to merge the two. Though this is really different than the DR version.
A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A one finger tan head forms, but recedes in a second. Light lace is left behind.
S: A big cinnamon bomb. Light chocolate and some rum like alcohol. Like cinnamon sticks that is put in hot rum and cider drinks.
T: Again, huge on the cinnamon. Some light chocolate and bread crust.
M/D: A medium body that is really over carbonated. A bit thin and watery. Easy enough to drink. Even with the high alcohol. A slow sipper.
I do enjoy this as is. Though a bit one dimensional and some noticeable heat in the throat. On top of which, it is a shell of its former Divine Reserve self.
Original DR 9 review:
A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A two finger light tan head forms, and recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Some lace is left behind.
S: Wow, pumpkin pie and spice hits you right up front. Cinnamon and peppermint. As this warms up, lots of subtle aromas come out. Vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt. A light dark fruity flavor lingers. Really good.
T: Pumpkin pie and spice again. Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon. Some hot alcohol as well. This is good.
M/D: A full body that is low on carbonation. Velvety smooth, decadent, and creamy. This is devilishly easy to drink. A bit of hot alcohol, but a great beer to sip on.
One of the better Divine Reserve's that I can remember. Some age should make this really interesting. Saint Arnold has made one hell of an ambitious and extreme beer. They said they wanted to make the best pumpkin beer ever. They might have done just that. Something I highly recommend
12-07-2011 03:11:15 | More by champ103
4.28/5 rDev -0.7%
Pours a dark dark brown. Touch of off-white head. Looks pretty solid. Smells incredible. Like a chocolate spiced pumpkin pie with cloves and cinnamon. Tastes the same. I'm quite impressed. The pumpkin pie melds with the chocolate quite well. A bit over carbonated but very nice overall
12-03-2011 02:44:21 | More by Urbancaver
4.3/5 rDev -0.2%
Poured into a snifter on Thanksgiving night
Appearance: Cloudy, cola brown; light head, very little retention; some lacing.
Smell: pumpkin pie, cinnamon, leather
Taste: hard core pumpkin pie! Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. Maple syrup. Smooth, black pepper finish.
Mouthfeel: medium with strong carbonation. Fizzes on the tongue.
Overall: Best pumpkin beer I've tried. Solid, robust. Great with ham and turkey. This is the perfect finish to Thanksgiving. I know what I'm thankful for.
11-25-2011 16:13:27 | More by brewskifan55
4.3/5 rDev -0.2%
A- I've had this twice now. The first time it poured beautifully: deep dark brown with toasted brown head. Good size but quickly dissipating. Oddly, the second time I had it there were chunks of stuff floating to the top - Looked like cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice ... Not entirely appetizing.
S- Lots of dark malt, pumpkin pie spice/cinnamon and some anise.
T- All of the smells coming together simultaneously. Good thick pumpkin taste and just a slight tinge of alcohol.
M- Good heavy body. Leaves the mouth coated with its deliciousness
O- It's was my favorite pumpkin beer of the year. The chunks of stuff bummed me out a little, but ... I love the flavor.
11-25-2011 02:27:17 | More by imasloth
4.6/5 rDev +6.7%
Poured from 22oz bottle into Maudite snifter.
A- Very dark brown almost black with a creamy tan colored head that lingers.
S- Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. Such a great aroma.
T- Follows the nose. Cinnamon and the spices are the first thing you get and then it finishes with an almost coffee bitterness. Delicious.
M- Coats your mouth and is very smooth
O- My favorite pumpkin beer to date. Great job Saint Arnold. I will definitely be on the lookout for this to be released next fall.
11-24-2011 23:43:22 | More by HopsKeepDroppin
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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