jonno (2341) - JAPAN - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pumpking Jr. Has all the spices and seasonal flavours with a lighter body. Actually pretty easy to knock back. A well made Fall beer.
ARMed (604) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
For a pumpkin beer I was very disappointed in the aroma. There was not scent that even resembled pumpkin. This could possibly be because the beer was sitting in my fridge since last season, but I would have expected better. The beer did have very excellent lacing but the color was deep brown and was also unfiltered. As for flavor I experienced some metallic taste (probably its time in the can I opened). It was a little too tart for my liking. The aftertaste was also not favorable. Overall this one rates lower on my pumpkin beer list.
slowrunner77 (3602) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"A purty beer that like many is more spice than pumpkin. Opens up nicely though. Nutmeg, all spice, light ginger & cinnamon. Nice smooth malty backbone, which works well with this one. About on par with Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin, just better lookin."
Jimmis (8) - - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great spicy aroma. Pours dark amber with a very stiff, beige head. Cinnamon dominates, with a nice sweetness. Finish is slightly bitter. Higher than average carbonation. Very easy drinking.
DrSilverworm (6471) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Kind of clear dark red color. Thin khaki head, leaving very nice lace. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Moderate sweet taste, mild bitterness. Some spice. Good pumpkin, spice flavors, kind of toasty. Solid, complex easy-drinking smooth pumpkin ale. Nice malt profile stands up to the spice.
Aurelius (4197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Allspice and nutmeg, biscuits and molasses aroma. Dark cola brown, nearly white head. So-so can. Damn - I was hoping for something better than the Terrapin pumpkin that I mistakenly bought again tonight. It was not to be. Most pumpkin beers are screwups. Medium body. Perfunctory remainder of the rating. ABC Liquors, Betton.
JHeath99 (968) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a dark amber with a thick layer of beige head. Aroma of pumpkin with some alive and that’s it. Taste still of pumpkin but with a malty hint.
ozarkspops (363) - - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild hazy deep brown. Thick fluffy egg nog colored head. Aroma is spicy and sweet from malt. Excellent balance between subtle pumpkin aroma and fall spices. Flavor is similarly balanced between sweet and spicy. Pumpkin is definitely noticeable in body and flavor. Malt sweetness holds it all together. Medium sweet finish with lingering pumpkin pie flavor.
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floydslip (175) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep mahogany beer with a creamy tan head that sets up in peaks. Nose is dominated by sweet spice with nutmeg. cinnamon, and ginger the most prominent. Flavor is surprisingly watered down given the aroma, which is a shame. It has a sweet malty brown sugar backbone with hints of the pumpkin pie spices followed by a light bitterness. I expected the spice to grow and linger into the after taste, but everything just fell flat. Good idea. Poor execution.
msalsbury (26) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque brown with creamy, coarse, milkshake like beige head. The aroma smells strongly of cinnamon and pumpkin. The flavor begins malty with some bitterness behind it, followed by a pumpkiny thickness. The finish is unexpectedly bitter and lingering. I don’t like it as well as other Anderson Valley products.