ramboraffe (1467) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at aibf2014. Hazy orange with white head. Smell is sweet caramel, spices and pumpkin. Taste is caramel malty with fruit, pumpkin and spices. Big body with some warming alcohol. Semi dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.
mike5326 (1324) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a tap. Medium brown color, nice creamy white head. Mild sour aroma. Medium body with a creamy malt and pumpkin flavor and a smooth finish.
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Bulk_Carrier (3008) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at a buddy’s house last night.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some slight lacing sliding into the beer.
The smell had a really maple-ly sweet maltiness running over top of some bready and spiced pumpkin notes. Light vanilla slightly runs in and out.
The taste was mainly sweet through the maple and allowing a gentle pumpkin pie - esque vanilla to come through.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation hit my tongue nicely - good for the style and for me.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good pumpkin ale with a nice dose of maple added. I’d bang it again.
joeneugs (4584) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bomber from Homer321. It pours a hazy amber color with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is surprisingly fruity with notes of baked apples, pear, molasses and of course, nicely balanced cinnamon, clove and allspice. The flavor is pretty much the same. More baked apples, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, touches of caramel and molasses with a fairly spicy, bitter finish. The body is very full, but not oppressive. The spices are definitely used well and not overdone. I also liked the baked apple aspect of this one. A nice one for a cool, fall evening.
elbernays (995) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle from local liquor store orlando. Pours dark orange with no head. Aroma is spice- cinnamon, clove, pumpkin. Flavour is sweet pumpkin, caramel malts, cinnamon, cloves. Although very sweet it is really well balanced. Low carbonation. Good body. These beers are usually a miss but this one is very good.
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma and the flavor really said "Werther’s Butterscotch". It was diacetyl, but good diacetyl. Clear bronze. Spice was subtle and not aggressive at all, and this may have been one of the best pumpkin brews of all time. Slippery mouthfeel. On tap, Proof Production Facility on an incredibly clear Tallahassee fall day.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good and solid pumpkin beer. Spices in the aroma are not over done and the flavor is just right.
Homer321 (2974) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Nose of vanilla, light graham cracker, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Pour is dark red, medium off white head. Taste is initially sweet and sugary, lots of crackery goodness, with a soft, subtle pumpkin influence. Very nice.
falco242 (354) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like pumpkin pie and a dollop of vanilla ice cream. The spices are noticeable but not overwhelming. There are definite vanilla notes on the palate but you can taste the pumpkin more than most. Real nice.
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
THIS is what pumpkin beers should aspire to be. THIS is what i wanted from Pumking! Dark hazy orange pour. Good God this smells nice. Spices yes, but there’s something unique in there as well. You can taste and smell the natural pumpkin as much as the spices, which are done just right. That would be good enough, but the added ridiculous creaminess in the flavor and feel as you swallow, making this as a whole like creamy thick liquified pumpkin pie a-la-mode, gives this the nod as THE best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had...and it’ll be hard to ever top."