Nightmare On 1st Street
No Label Brewing Company

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Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #75
Ranked #18,977
3.91 | pDev: 14.32%
No Label Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Very Good
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Pegasus from Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%
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
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
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
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HipCzech from Texas

3.52/5  rDev -10%
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
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champ103 from Texas

2.58/5  rDev -34%
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
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Slack from Virginia

3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
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
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puck1225 from Texas

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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
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amvrana from Texas

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
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
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Nick4444 from Texas

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
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
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Mickeyp2814 from Texas

2.09/5  rDev -46.5%
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
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twiggamortis420 from Texas

3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber pours a mostly clear copper color with a small cap of tan head. Not a whole lot of retention or lace.

Nose is heavily spice-laden atop a malty, amber-ish base. Sweet, with cinnamon and nutmeg leading the way. Pretty straightforward aroma here.

Taste is pretty good, actually. The spices are heavy, but the sweetness balances it out a little bit. The alcohol is well integrated and the malts smooth and lightly grainy. Its not as sweet and thick as Pumpking, but it is not all that dissimilar. Probably the best No Label beer I have had, though that is not saying too much.

Oct 17, 2014
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