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 (6504) - 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 (504) - 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 (940) - 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 (730) - 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.
kellertrumpet (1) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge aroma as soon as tapped. Very strong pumpkin tastes with a little nutmeg and vanilla flavors. Would certainly not want more than one of these at a time but definitely a great tasting beer.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color, slight head. Aroma and flavor is pumpkin (obviously) and spices (which really come through in the finish. Not a huge fan of pumpkin flavor or else this would rate much higher for me. Still a damn good beer.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. My first of a three bottle Pumpkin Ale tasting...The aroma...GOOD LORD...I agree with a rater below. ST makes some kick ass smelling beers. This one by far had the best pumpkin aroma...The flavor was up front pumpkin. Not a sweet pumpkin either...Devoid of any other spice, the finish was a bit dry and boring for me...Leaving this one my lowest of the three. I can see why some would prefer this though, really, which is actually a compliment to this beer...
pressboxjoe (426) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22-oz bottle. Thin head disappeared quickly. Aroma is straight pumpkin pie. Wow, Iíve head a lot of pumpkin ales but never one that tasted like this. Fantastic warming and comforting undertone - basically, doesnít taste just like pie filling, but pie crust as well. Iíve read that pumpkin isnít important in the flavoring of a pumpkin ale, but I think the pumpkin comes through here. Complex, sweet, uncommon.