Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Dark golden/copperish, no head. Pumpkin, spice, vanilla in the nose, alot going on. Flavor much the same, very rich pumpkin, vanilla, perfect amount of spice, cinnamon and nutmeg come through the most. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Really well done.
Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma on this is incredible...pumpkin, caramel, graham cracker, nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon. It pours a hazy brownish-orange with a small off-white head that is pretty much just a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with pumpkin, caramel, and graham cracker. The finish has cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and faint vanilla. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Probably the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had.
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Elysian Great Pumpkin Fest 8 (2010)
Pours orange with little to no white head. Nose is awesome...pumpkin pie, allspice, nutmeg, Ginger, pumpkin flesh, sweet malt, slight hops. Taste is similar with a wonderfully sweet pumpkin flavor and all the same spices. Slightly subdued hops as well. My favorite pumpkin beer besides Dark o the Moon stout. Awesome.
Beerdrinker79 (1944) - Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours clear amber with a thin head, aroma is pumpkin spice. The flavor is similar to the aroma, pumpkin pie with spices, very mellow, tasty stuff. Palate is creamy, medium carbonation, full body, best pumpkin beer so far, but next is the pumking.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours hazy dark orange with a foamy head. Aroma of graham cracker, spice, pumpkin, brown sugar, good moist pumpkin bread, not the dry shit. Taste is milder than Pumking but has similarities, lots of crackery malt and sweetness. Definitely not as bitter as this years Pumking. Very easy to drink, not overly sweet or spiced. Medium body, low carbonation, silky.
Zeswaft (1572) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange color and no head. Not much aroma. Candied sugar and a little allspice. Spice and pumpkin. Flavors blend well. Good amount of sweetness for balance. A little alcohol on the finish. A respectable challenger to Pumking.
poisoneddwarf (2184) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber into Sam Adams lager glass. Beer #2 in our Halloween pumpkin beer tasting. Pours orange (slightly hazy), with a small head that disappears too quick. Leaves a collar of foam full of big bubbles. Aroma is pumpkin pie--no surprise--but not as in-your-face as the Southern Tier I drank before this. Along with the hallmark pumpkin pie spices, I can smell some caramel. Taste is sweet and meaty with little bitterness. Carbonation is medium and so is the body; a little tang in the finish. Not as good as the Southern Tier Pumpking.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange, thick white head. Mild pumpkin and pie spice aroma. Moderately rich body with strong pumpkin, spice bread, roasty nutty flavor and clovey pie spice. Very loaded with pumpkin flavor.
mcberko (11947) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at TCBF, pours hazy orange. A potent strictly pumpkin aroma reveals itself in a huge pumpkin blast flavour - definitely one of the best in this style that I’ve tried.
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanBrew). Poured amber color w/ cream top. Aroma was of ginger, spice, and pumpkin. Taste was of sweet pumpkin and spice. Yummy beer!