lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty remarkable spices and overall flavor. Tastes like pumpkin pie - all the way to the graham cracker crust. Vanilla notes are nice, plenty of nutmeg. Probably the best pumpkin beer I’ve had.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok I am all over the board on this. Plus it is quite possible that I have been wrong all along with my dislike of the punkin beer. This is loaded with punkin taste. Loaded. Its a sweetness that has very little of the spice that Dogfish is overwhelmed with. This is a total oppisite in the same style. Very interesting and I must admit, much more drinkable.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Unbelievable taste and aroma. Truly the PUMPKIN KING. Fantastic. Exactly what it is meant to be. If you don’t want a pumpkin beer don’t come looking for one.
EricE (1368) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear orange pour - the color of a pumpkin. Thin white head. Lots of bubbles. Smells like pie. Lots of pumpkin and spice. Cinnamon and nutmeg and cream. Nothing on the nose to indicate that this is even beer. Bitter pie flavor with spice and and a buttery finish. Too desert like and not really my style.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep orange/amber color with a smooth beige head. Big spicy pumpkin nose. This brew is potent, the ABV, the pumpkin flavors, and the spices, stronger then any other pumpkin beer I remember. I’m amazed how they pulled the flavors off, but it was a bit to overpowering for me.
shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2008
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
My first (and hopefully only) drain pour of a Southern Tier beer. This was truly discusting in everway. I went in expecting a typically great Southern Tier beer because most of them are, but after the first sip I soon discovered that this isn’t even close to being good. It dosen’t even taste like beer. Its like pumpkin juice with alcohol and carbonation. Stay far away from this.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 Bottle from lilbeerdoctor, thanks! Fresh pumpkin flesh aroma released from the bottle upon opening. Complex layers of vanilla, nutmeg, and even crust. Ambered golden color and a thin white head that didnít really last or lace. Flavor is segmented and astringent which sticks to the roof of my mouth and lingers with a burn until the next sip. I kept wanting to drainpour this
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber purchased at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago. Pours amber with white frothy head. Aroma of spices and pumpkin, smells just like a pumpkin pie. Taste is of liquid pumpkin pie, no other way to describe it than that. Nice beer for the season, and if you’re looking for a true pumpkin ale, this is it!
BillKismet (3419) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light tan-orange with a minimally resilient head. Fills the nostrils with sapid overflow of knock-your socks off spices and brown sugar. Cinnamon and nutmeg and allspice and, especially, ginger snaps, are prominent. Buttered, browned pumpkin crust. Liquid pumpkin pie on steroids. Alcohol accentuates the spicing. On the sweet side, but otherwise the best pumpkin ale since Glacierís Drunkiní Punkin.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from By the Bottle in Vancouver, WA--Yeah! Body a rich light copper-orangy hue. Very light but with big legs. Creamy off-white head. Massive real pumpkin pie nose. Flavor, crisp, delicious, spiced, bready, boozy. This beer is no joke a pumpkin pie in a bottle...crust and all. How’d they do it. Not artificial tasting. Very nice presentation. Good masking of alcohol. Delish!