patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2011 Bottle. 22 oz. Split with James, Andrew, and Tony. Pours murky orange, with a thick pungent white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie, spice, and spice. Full body with a creamy, amazing finish. Highly recommended. Beautiful brew.
New 2010 Recipie:
Pours a clean orange with a half finger off-white fluffy head. Aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, butterscotch. caramel and cream. Medium bodied with a firm, agrresive, yet also soft, supple, and rich mouthfeel. Very well balanced carbonation, but very toned down pumpkin flavor. Much more vanilla and maltiness. Overall, I prefer the inital Pumking recipe. The over-the-top pumpkin pie flavor of the original was something truly unique. While this is still the king of all pumpkin beers, it would serve the brewers well to return to form and get back to brewing liquid pumpkin pie. Either way, cheers.
halfonit (1258) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a clear golden color. Aroma is mainly of pumpkin spices. Taste is a very well balanced mix of pumpkin, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and hops. Youíd think that it would be a little more on the sweeter side with all of these spices, but it not at all. It all works out very well to bring a true pumpkin beer. Excellent job!!
HonkeyBra (3849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange pour. Aroma of pie crust, spice. Spicey flavor with maybe a bit of bitter pumpkin and an alcohol burn. Kind of surprising carbonation for a high gravity brew. Probably one of the better pumpkin beers Iíve ever had.
pete4999 (1311) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2009 Smells like a vegetable kinda. I actually didnít like the smell too much. Looks an amber-orange. Good taste, not quite as good as I was hoping, but definitely a good pumpkin beer. Spicy, cinnamon, maybe some nutmeg. Kinda reminds me of a carrot cake or pumpkin pie.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Southern tier is outstanding. Pours a rich brown color with a nice amount of head. Aroma would make you swear you are about to eat a pumpkin pie. Very sweet taste that tastes just like eating a pumpkin pie. I swear that you can even taste crust in the beer. Not a very standard beer as it doesnít even taste at all beer-ish. Its getting unfair comparing these concoctions of Southern Tier against other beers. Definitely worth a taste this fall.
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, orange amber with light foam, spicy nutmeg, sweet brown sugar, pumpkin aroma, flavors of sweet pumpkin pie without too much or too little, alcohol is non existent,
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had, bar-none. Dangerously drinkable and exceptionally well balanced
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Aroma of carrot cake, nutmeg, definitely pumpkin, cinnamon. Pours a rich red orange with frothy white head. Taste of sweet yet bitter pumpkin, spices. Best pumpkin beer iíve ever had.
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft. Aroma is amazing, spicy pie. gingery, overwhelming in a good way. Pours a clear dark copper color with a foamy head that dissipates quickly. Medium palate, nicely balanced body. Taste is spicy with a bitter edge, very drinkable. So many pumpkin beers are either gross or not at all pumpkin or spicy, but this one delivers every fall. Mmm. delicious.
darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle thanks to Kevin for sharing this one. Pours a clear orange with a massive nose of real mashed pumpkins. Light on the spices but I get a little nutmeg. Nice to see a pumpkin beer that doesnít feel spiced up or artificial. Flavor is once again very full of pumpkin and thankfully not overly sweet or overly spiced. Well balanced and quite nice to drink. Well made.