hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. I got more cinnamon crust than pumkin in this one. for the alcohol content is was still smooth though. I drank this fresh 2010 bottle hoping it would be like the 2009 i heard so much about. Im afraid its not, but still ok.
TheWife (20) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle, pours golden orange with no head and is lightly carbonated. The smell has hints of graham cracker crust and the taste is very strong, with spice that intensifies and becomes hot and sort of burning in the back of the throat leaving a very bitter after taste that is not pleasant - like an aspirin stuck in my throat. Overall, pumpkin beers are very beloved by me and I like this one but wish the after taste was not so bitter.
sethbrews (1) - Jewett City, Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2010 does not count
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had last years Pumking and I thought it was the best pumpkin beer Iíd ever had. Iíve been waiting a year to have it and wow what happened? Last yearís beer was creamy, almost like drinking eggnog and dark golden like pumpkin pie. This year the beer tastes thin without that creaminess I remembered although that graham cracker crust aroma still prevails. My wife watched me pour the beer into my glass and asked if it was the same beer...Matt & Phinn I want what you made last year
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thereís two elements to this beer... Thereís the smell, which is the absolutely fantastic, and thereís the taste. Smell is very sweet with pumpkin, spice and lots of carmel. The taste is more like a pale ale. Itís hoppy with a good aftertaste of hops. The color is very nice and the head is completely white. If you smell this beer while you drink it itís a 9/10 but on taste alone itís more like 7/10.
Butters (4019) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Clear copper pour with no head retention. Nose is boozy, almost hot like nail polish. Flavor is even worse. Vegetal rubbing alcohol. Yea there is some cinamen and underlying caramel and biscuit, but this is just an alcohol bomb. Maybe I got a bad bottle, or maybe this is a bad year, or this is just a bad beer period. Probably the worst thing Iíve ever had from these guys. Original score 1.8
Rerate: Holy hell this is fantastic. I would never have guessed that the 2011 batch would be sooooo much better. Absolutely heavenly gingerbread aroma could not be any better. This is up there with their Creme Brule. Flavor loses a little bit, and the alcohol is there. Lingering mild bitter bite on the finish. Great beer.
Rerate: 2012 - EVEN BETTER!!! This was FANTASTIC!!!!! Perfectly blended and balanced with just an amazing blend of pumpkin and spice. Superb job this year.
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is amber and soapy head. Aroma malt and earthy field grass. Taste is pumpkin pie and whip cream on top which finishes malty. Palate slick and bubbly with a dry finish. Wow, was not excepting this to taste like this! Amazing!!!
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Poured clear amber color. Light pumpkin pie aroma, but nothing is distinct. Flavor is sweet with some spice. Cream, clove, slight cinnamon, and a bitter finish. Not as good as i remember it being, but still pretty good for a pumpkin beer.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber body with a thin off white head. Nose is heavy on warm spices, ginger, cinnamon, clove, with faint pumpkin. Medium body mouth feel is somewhat soapy. Flavor is more cinnamon and ginger, the pumpkin comes through very squash like, medium caramel sweetness and a aspirin like bitterness. Finishes with lasting bitterness.
AwecksWuvsBeow (1) - USA - AUG 30, 2010 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very excited for the fall seasonals, This is the first Ive had so far this year. Really like the color, aroma is a bit weak. Taste develops from an immediate booze taste and evolves into a nutty flavor with a slight hint of the "true" pumpkin flavor, very easy to taste the caramel malts.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: snifter. pours a slightly opaque crisp orange with yellow hues. off-white head with a mild retention rate and light lacing.
S: great aromas of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, pecans, and pumpkin. smells like pumpkin bread.
T: by far the most pumpkin tasting beer I have had. it tastes like a slice of pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread. tons of spices and true pumpkin flavor.
M: medium to full bodied. good carbonation level. great seasonal palate.
D: amazing pumpkin ale. great flavor, 9% is rough but well hidden. good brew and well worth drinking if you like spices.