Pumpkinator
Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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From:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #3
ABV:
10%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,555
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 12.15%
Ratings:
1,015
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 27, 2022
Added:
Oct 14, 2011
Wants:
  246
Gots:
  392
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: This is the same beer as Divine Reserve #9. If you have already reviewed that beer, please do not review it again here or you risk losing the older review when the listings are merged.

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Photo of BillyBoxer
4.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by BillyBoxer from Wisconsin

An amazing pumpkin stout! I loved it so much I ended up buying another bomber on a few different occasions. Very well done on the flavors. If you like pumpkin you'll love this stout. This is a must have especially in the fall! Looking forward to it again later on this year.

Jan 27, 2022
 
4.55 by Highlonesome1 from Texas on Nov 25, 2021
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

2021 edition
Poured from a bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a one finger head of light brown colored foam. The head fades very fast leaving a light level of lace on the sides of the glass. The viscous nature of the brew can be seen upon pouring and swirling in the glass, having a thick and creamy look.
Smell – The aroma is massive of a cinnamon and nutmeg smell mixed with lots of molasses and caramel. Not surprisingly, there are also smells of a big dark roasted malt and a good showing of roasted pumpkin. Rounding it all out is a bit of toast and some wood and char.
Taste – The taste begins with roasted pumpkin and roasted/toasted malt flavor that is matched by a molassas, caramel, and brown sugar sweetness. With these flavors are a good showing of spice, with cinnamon being the strongest, but being complimented by nutmeg, clove, and cardamon as well. As the taste advances in flavor, the spice grows stronger, all while some light earth and wood flavors come to the taste. Toward the end, the alcohol makes itself known, brining a booziness to the tongue, and with a surge of the brown sugar and molasses, one is left with a boozy, roasted pumpkin pie like taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is very creamy and thick with a carbonation level that is low. For the big boozy pumpkin and spice tastes the feel is pretty and creates a slow sipping brew.
Overall – A rather nice big boozy and more spiced pumpkin stout. All in all, a fun slow sipper for the Thanksgiving season.

Nov 06, 2021
Photo of bluestank
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by bluestank from Texas

This is for the 2021 Release

Appearance: Black, tiny almost nitro bubbles, thick head creamy brown head
Smell: apple pie, cinnamon, PUMPKIN, cloves
Taste: cinnamon, clove, allspice, brown sugar, pumpkin, toasted marshmallow
Moutfeel: creamy, smooth, robust and dense
Overall: OK this is the best pumpkin beer possible. I've tried about 12 different pumpkin beers this season to try and build up to this (usually a late release in the season) and nothing else comes close. I wouldn't drink more than 1-2 glasses of this stuff in a sitting, but if you're looking for a pumpkin/Fall beer by the fire (not that we use them here in Houston...) THIS is it.

Oct 25, 2021
Photo of Swollll
4.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Swollll from Wisconsin

If you love pumpkin and love stouts... Boom!!

Oct 23, 2021
Photo of Jester_of_Tortuga
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Jester_of_Tortuga

One of the two top pumpkin beers. Best of the stouts.

Aug 06, 2021
Photo of dream
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by dream from Nevada

Pumpkin is one of my favorite styles, and I've tried quite a few. This is the best pumpkin beer in my opinion, and therefore deserves a perfect score. I hope it shows up again this year. I'm fortunate to be semi local to this brew.

Jul 30, 2021
 
4.73 by FasterFester from Texas on Feb 23, 2021
 
3.75 by bundy462 from Texas on Nov 27, 2020
Photo of NYNorseman
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by NYNorseman from New York

I tweaked my wrists from trying to squeeze out every drop from my bomber. This is a delicious imperial pumpkin stout, reminiscent of Good Gourd from Cigar City. The 10.5 ABV is well hidden within a delicate mélange of spices and pumpkin pie goodness. This certainly has a legitimate claim to the #1 pumpkin beer in the land. It smells like the wonder of Autumn - Halloween, football Saturdays, Thanksgiving and trips to the farmers market. This is a fantastic brew by Saint Arnold. Luckily, I have friends from Houston who smuggled me a few bottles through the USPS. The Pumpkinator is a magical concoction indeed!

Nov 14, 2020
 
3.75 by 10_bathrooms from Texas on Oct 16, 2020
Photo of Seanjohnhunt
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by Seanjohnhunt from California

This brew is close to the holy grail of pumpkin pie beers. With that being said the mouthfeel is a little watery. If it was more chewy to compliment this big bodied beer I think it would be number 1or 2.

Aug 24, 2020
 
4.25 by T_Hass from Georgia on Apr 22, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 08, 2020
 
4.46 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Apr 04, 2020
 
4.3 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Jan 18, 2020
 
4.35 by Skabiski from Maryland on Jan 12, 2020
Photo of KensWorld
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by KensWorld from Florida

2019 vintage, bottled 10/02/2019, drank 1/6/2020

Had this with my wife's fresh baked pumpkin pie and I have to say they both not just complimented each other, they are almost identical in smell, flavor & feel. Solid or liquid its hard to tell the difference. Basically this Imperial Pumpkin Ale is so spot on that it fools the senses. I want to rate it a 5.00 but I have not tried enough of this style to crown it the king of style. Will be back in future to update after trying more of this style

Jan 08, 2020
Photo of KirrBeery
4.91/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by KirrBeery

So good . . .

Nov 07, 2019
Photo of MattDecker
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by MattDecker from Texas

2019 edition

Look: pours a deep brown with small, quickly reversing foam head. Foam head has a lovely pumpkin tint to the dark tan foam.
Smell: nutmeg, all spice/clove, malt
Taste: rich, dark creamy malt, nutmeg/all spice/clove peppers it's way subtle, maybe some chocolate and ironically, not much pumpkin flavor. Tastes like the rich fall spice (that nutmeg/allspice/clove combo) smells and is really well balanced.
Feel: excellent mouthfell, rich and creamy, full body
Overall: really fricken good! Personally, I'd prefer an even deeper, Fuller body and bolder complex full flavors. Thats why I got the bourbon barrel version and based on how great this one is, that one will likely be a top 10 for me. Delicious!

2020 version.
Very much the same as abive BUT I'm getting more of a spicy pumpkin pie in the taste and much more pumpkin in the nose. Still abosolutely amazing!

Oct 25, 2019
 
4.25 by thampel09 from New Jersey on Sep 26, 2019
 
4.3 by WormGod from New York on Jul 31, 2019
 
4.88 by Jaxmel from Louisiana on Jul 14, 2019
 
3.91 by Chipz023 from Texas on May 23, 2019
 
4.06 by dshansen1184 from Washington on Jan 17, 2019
 
4.4 by Nick4444 from Texas on Dec 31, 2018
 
4.25 by Theogre83 from Kansas on Dec 21, 2018
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Bottle shared by Jay. Thanks man.

Dec 15, 2018
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Dec 14, 2018
 
4.24 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Dec 06, 2018
 
3.94 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Dec 06, 2018
 
4.06 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Dec 06, 2018
Photo of Furlinator
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Furlinator from California

Rich, roasty, malty stout notes with sweet pumpkin accents. Autumn spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves are not over done. Nice texture and very drinkable for a 10% ABV. Well done.

Nov 30, 2018
 
3.99 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania on Nov 23, 2018
Photo of Tigerbrau
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

Was better than most pumpkin brews, but still fell short of its reputation.

Nov 06, 2018
 
4.25 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Nov 04, 2018
 
4.34 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Nov 02, 2018
 
4.29 by Gkruszewski from New York on Nov 01, 2018
Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 1015 ratings