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Pumpkinator | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

http://www.saintarnold.com/beers/pumpkinator.html

Added by FUNKPhD on 10-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#700
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
953
pDev:
12.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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214
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted chocolate malts with some perfumey pumpkin spice and some vegetal pumpkin.

The flavor is sweet roasted chocolate malts with a lot of pumpkin spicing (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and some dark fruit, molasses and alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice imperial pumpkin porter/stout.

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Photo of srhoadsy
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First a shout out to my dad for bringing me three bottles of this back from his recent trip to San Antonio.

Served chilled into a tulip.

Pours a rich mahogany color with a quarter inch of dark tan head that quickly recedes leaving no surface layer and very light lacing.

Strong aromas of nutmeg and cinnamon with a hint of booze.

Immediate flavors of pumpkin pie spices and toasted pumpkin. Hints of booze and a mild earthiness that reminded of Elysian's "Great Pumpkin".

Heavy bodied but not overboard for the style. Light carbonation with a spicy, sweet finish and lingering aftertaste.

A nicely crafted pumpkin ale. Would make a great dessert beer or winter warmer. Will definitely have again.

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4.88/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

A - dark brown with thin head, and noticeable carbonation

S - spicy, raisins, pumpkin pie spices, graham cracker

T - Pumpkin pie spices, dried fruit in the aftertaste, sweet, molasses

M - lightweight feel

O - I have tried this at 1 year old, and also not aged. The one at a year old is more mellow with the flavors more intertwined, and working together than the new one, where each flavor is more easily picked out or noticed. They become more similar to each other as they warm up. Definitely a beer I look forward to every year. One of my favorites.

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4.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a nearly opaque dark brown/black with a nice amount of creamy tan head but not too much lacing going on.

On the nose, its extremely sweet smelling with a really hefty amount of pumpkin and spice, no cloves or hops, reminds me of a sweet pumpkin pie, don't think I've ever smelled a better beer...

Flavor wise its alot like the aroma, tons of sweet pumpkin pie and spices, plus that nice robust, stouty backbone. Again, don't think there is any room for improvement here, best pumpkin beer I've ever had.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick, low carbonation, just like you would expect from an imperial stout.

One of the best imperial stouts I've ever had, and its especially good for a pumpkin beer.

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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 650 ml bottle into a chalice.

A-A slightly aggressive pour produces about a half-finger of short-lived, dark mocha-colored head. The head leaves no lacing and sits atop a virtually black beer with very little light getting through, even around the edges. Pretty standard stuff here.

S-The smell is huge! There is a ton of pumpkin, ginger, clove, allspice, and graham cracker that would fool almost anyone into thinking they were smelling fresh pumpkin pie. There is just a hint of cocoa, too. The aroma is sweat, creamy, and very full-bodied. The smooth, rum-like alcohol is pretty mild and really compliments the baking spices and pumpkin. If you don't like pumpkin pie, you won't like this, I on other hand....

T-After such a delicious aroma, the taste was a bit of a let-down. There is a still a decent kick of baking spices, ginger, pumpkin, and graham cracker, but I also pick quite a bit more vegetal, earthy bitterness...a bit like rotten pumpkin. The alcohol is a bit more noticeable on the palate and more medicinal than sweet and pie-like. Still, its not bad.

M-The feel is medium heft with a soft, slightly chunky carbonation. The brew is surprisingly filling.

O-This is a big, sweet, take-no-prisoners pumpkin beer. I would have trouble drinking more than one glass of this stuff and if you don't like spices or sweetness, stay away. On the other hand, if pumpkin pie is your thing, this is a great choice...they really nailed the aroma with the graham cracker and spices. I just wish this taste was as smooth and refined as the smell.

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Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 953 ratings
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