queenholly (3502) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Drake. Pumpkin malt, nutmeg, and brown sugar aroma. Orange amber with a small ivory head. Slightly sweet roasted pumpkin malt, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg flavor. Medium body. Against the Grainís Flesh Gourdin still remains my absolute favorite pumpkin beer.
reggiedunlop (3451) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a fairly clear amber color with a medium light tan head...lively. aroma has soft spices, some caramel...slightly doughy. Flavor has nice earthiness, significant spice, caramely malt , and crisp, spicy hops to balance it out. Mouthfeel is lively and the finish is earthy and spiced. Very autumnal!
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from ken i believe.... pours a cloudy, mostly opaque, darker caramel brown with a lacy thin soapy white head.... aroma of pumpkin, almost a strong ginger essence, and some accompanying spices, perhaps cardammon.... flavors are sweeter than expected with cinammon, cardammon spice to accentuate the pumpkin essence. medium carbonation with adequate body. a bit too lively at the backend but still one of the better pumpkin brews that i have had actually.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark auburn color, slightly hazy, crowned by a small, tight head of khaki colored foam. The head settles quickly to a thin rim, leaving nearly no lacing behind. Predictably, the nose is heavily spiced and loaded with pumpkin. Notes of clove, cardamom, nutmeg, and celery salt lending a winter time feel to the underlying, rich caramel malt. The pumpkin note is fairly fresh and authentic. The flavor is laden with spices, celery salt asserting itself far too much for my taste, teaming with the peppery nutmeg to dominate the toasted pumpkin. Accordingly, the long and spicy aftertaste isnít too pleasant. The palate is substantial and creamy, initially balanced, but finishing on the overly sweet, sticky side. Though I can see how fans of the style would fall in love with this, it represents alot of what I donít enjoy about pumpkin beers (mainly aggressive spicing). This oneís not for me.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Brownish copper color with a small, foamy, off-white head.
Aroma: Heavy with pumpkin spice, especially mace, and a touch of vanilla.
Taste: Similar to the nose with notes of cardamon, mace, cinnamon, vanilla, and caramel. It actually all works together quite well without being overwhelming.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium, pumpkin spice finish.
Overall: Definitely one of the better pumpkin beers Iíve had. I think they hit the mark pretty well with this one.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Hellís Kitchen, Norfolk, VA. Clear medium orange body, no head. Nose of nutmeg. Sweet, soft body with lots of allspice and nutmeg. Somewhat flat, but well-balanced and the sweetness is short-lived and not syrupy.
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Muddled copper, honing in on full opacity with an off-white, slightly less than an inch-thick head on top. Recedes at a normal pace. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, graham cracker, caramel malt, toasted bread, small hint of apple pie spice (cardamom? allspice?), & a touch of leafy hoppage closing things out. Nice. Nutmeg is heaviest on the palate with cinnamon at a close second. Small leafy bitterness from the hops that fades into a soft, apple-like sweetness with an overshadow of sweet caramel & toasted graham cracker malts. Slight ginger spice works its way into the mix adding a cookie vibe in the final moments. Malty finish of caramel & nutmeg, though not overly sweet. Semi-creamy mouth feel. A really nice pumpkin ale, better than most of the "easily" available offerings in my area.
alobar (3101) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with no head. Aroma of pumpkin, allspice, and nutmeg. Lots of pumpkin flavor with hint of graham with nutmeg and allspice. This is a really good pumpkin ale!
jeremytoni (3017) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap poured an orange color with a small amount of head. Sweet spicy malty flavor with a lingering finish.
tgncc (3014) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Long time want, courtesy of trade with Ernesto987. Iím still looking for any pumpkin beer to compete with Pumking. This isnít it. The nose is strong with pumpkin, spices, cinnamon in particular. The appearance is a translucent if slightly cloudy amber, white head. The flavor is just like the aroma. Medium in body, creamy mouthfeel. The finish is spicy, pine. Solid performer, but it just doesnít ascend above most other pumpkin beers. Thanks Ernesto.