Nightmare On 1st Street
No Label Brewing Company

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From:
No Label Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
ABV:
9.27%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 14.43%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
69
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 13, 2020
Added:
Sep 17, 2014
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  21
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Slightly cloudy amber-brown, with a faint, off-white head, which soon collapses to a dusting of foam. Thin and unbroken lacing leaves a circlet about the glass wall.

Aroma: Pumpkin spices and spicy alcohol dominate. Dark caramel list beneath the surface. The aroma is similar to that of cold pumpkin pie.

Taste: Pumpkin pie spices and dark caramel open the taste. Surprisingly, the alcohol is milder than in the aroma, offering only a mild warming. As the taste progresses, the pumpkin pie spices intensify. Late in the taste, the alcohol makes its presence known with some pleasing spice. Finishes with a lingering note of pumpkin pie spices

Mouth feel: Smooth, pleasant, and full, with only a bit of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Very pleasant and drinkable, a superior example of a strong pumpkin ale.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass bottle, served in a Duvel chalice.
Oct 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by oline73 from Maryland

Jan 14, 2018
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is 2 years old. Pours a slightly hazy deep copper color. Small foamy head. Virtually no head retention. Lacing is minimal. Strong pumpkin aroma. Nutmeg spices. Pumpkin with strong nutmeg spices in taste. Light to medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Nov 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Oct 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.72 by DavidST from Texas

Oct 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by Jame515 from Texas

Sep 27, 2017
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Serving: 12 oz bottle (stamped "16/09/15"), poured into a 9 oz Libbey Embassy snifter.

Appearance: Hazy, tawny amber with a light, bubbly head of off white foam and streaky spots of lace.

Smell: Full on pumpkin pie spice: nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves. Caramel malt sneaks in between.

Taste: Grainy, toasty caramel malt base, fruity sweetness with a slight kick of earthy, bitter hops and alcoholic heat, before the near cloying pie spice takes over.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Heavy handed pie spice delivers big pumpkin notes, but obscures most of the underlying beer and its potent ABV.
Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.28 by jwg782 from Texas

Mar 01, 2017
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Reviewed by champ103 from Texas

2.58/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A: Pours a murky brown/amber color. Almost no head forms, except for a tiny cap on an aggressive pour. Which disappears in a second with no lace.
S: Faint, nondescript spice. About as lifeless and neutral aroma that I have come across. I would say I was impressed with how mundane this is, but that is the wrong kind of impression I want.
T: Again, faint and nondescript spice. Lightly sweet, and can actually taste more fizzy carbonation than anything else.
M/O: A light body that is over carbonated. Prickly and fizzy on the tongue. Just blah and lifeless. Something that is not very well made, and no reason I would care to come back to this.

For an "Imperial" anything, this is incredibly docile and nondescript. No body, and no character what so ever outside the faint generic spice. As mundane and inoffensive as just about anything I have had.
Dec 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by DuncanBishop24 from Vermont

Nov 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.2 by ruzzal from Texas

Oct 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Slack from Virginia

3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Deep amber in color and cloudy with no head and minimal lacing.

Nose is sweet with a mixture of cinnamon, and nutmeg that ends up smelling like bubble gum on a quick sniff.

Taste is sweet throughout with predominantly nutmeg and a mild vegetative quality coming through and cinnamon on the finish.

Mouthful is medium and somewhat smooth. Carbonation is average. Finish is semi sweet.

A very drinkable beer but the pumpkin is really lacking.
Oct 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by zbooks from Texas

Oct 25, 2016
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Rated by Beerucee from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Finally a pumpkin beer that you can taste the pumpkin!
Oct 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.4 by jeschaefer from Texas

Sep 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by ilikebeer03 from Texas

May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.06 by Ford from Texas

May 08, 2016
 
Rated: 2.36 by Richardbeerlover from Texas

May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.76 by Junichi from Texas

Feb 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.39 by valkyre65 from Texas

Jan 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Dec 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.27 by Fabiand from Texas

Nov 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by BryantForestry from Texas

Nov 21, 2015
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A thin head and light lacing. The smell is pleasantly pungent. Taste is full bodied with tastes of spiced orange, cherries and a bit of lemon. Reminds me of fruitcake in a good way! I liked it.
Nov 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.52 by aknalley from Texas

Nov 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by Labeorphile from Texas

Nov 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Oct 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by brett606 from Texas

Oct 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by IrishColonial from Texas

Oct 17, 2015
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Reviewed by amvrana from Texas

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Blown away by how low this rating is with almost 50 ratings in. It's not world class but it's not close to bad either. What beer did those people drink?

Anyway, pours a dark orange without much head. Smell is sweet and gourdy. Gets close to that delicious pumpkin pie flavor while still recognizably beer. A tad boozy at the finish and tingly in the mouth. One of the better (read:only) DFW pumpkin ale offerings, in my opinion. Only way you could hate this beer is if you hate pumpkin beer in general.
Oct 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by Pablobomb from Illinois

Oct 16, 2015
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Reviewed by Nick4444 from Texas

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This would have received a higher rating had its ABV been double -digit; in achieving that higher ABV, its great taste would have been amplified exponentially
Oct 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by spence524 from Texas

Sep 27, 2015
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Rated by dbnarley

4.66/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Spicy pumpkin ale. Good head and lace. Great smell. Very tasty with a kick. Good pumpkin brew.
Sep 26, 2015
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Rated by ThirdCostCanuck

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great gingerbread, spice taste.
Sep 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.37 by jakestrunk507 from Texas

May 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by nathanmiller from New York

Feb 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Mickeyp2814 from Texas

2.09/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
No Label seems to always try too hard. This is another example of something that should be subtle over done. All the Pumpkin beer rage is great but, as my friend put it, I don't want pumpkin pie in a glass. Let's just keep it simple something No Label can't figure out.
Feb 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.64 by Kurmaraja from California

Jan 20, 2015
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