Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of pumpkin, nuts, nutmeg, and just a hint of alcohol. Flavor is mostly pumpkin. Much more pumpkin then any pumpkin ale Iíve ever had. Backround notes of nutmeg, nuts, and finishes with a little alcohol warming. Itís like eating pumpkin pie and getting drunk at the same time. Delicious.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Small off-white head diminishes quickly, crystal clear amber body. Aroma is not especially strong, medium sweet, ginger/allspice, light clove. Taste is medium sweet, pumpkin pie, light allspice. Fair amount of alcohol evident, though its presence becomes more muted as the beer approaches room temperature For that matter, the beer as a whole kept improving as it warmed, peaking at room temperature. Smooth medium-full body. From my perspective, the high alcohol doesnít enhance pumpkin beers, as I donít think too highly of Weyerbacherís either. Final score is a composite of consuming the bottle as it warmed from 52F to room temperature (71F) -- the lower temp would have scored worse, and the higher temp would have rated higher.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz - Aroma of bready pie crust, nutmeg and pumpkin pie filling. Pours clear brown with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is creamy and sticky towards the end. I was glad I shared this bomber as it started to get to be too at the end. The closest thing to pumpkin pie in a bottle Iíve ever had.
JFGrind (1776) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pumking had two aromas; first on when I popped the bomber was allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and then a roasted pumpkin when poured into a glass. Appearance is a clear orange body, and some lacing of the thin head. The pumpkin flavor is outright and blends well with the 2 row malt. However, the pumpkin ímuskí began to turn me off at the end of the bomber. Well done NY craft brewed pumpkin beer. Drink a few bottles of Pumking and youíll need a ride home from Puca.
Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Brickskeller. Pour of bright amber, slightly misty. Aroma is a pure essence of pumpkin flesh and roasted, salted seeds. Almond creme frosting and cinnamon whipped cream fill in the rich back end. Lively and luxurious pie flavor with orange and alcohol infusions. Not ridden with subtleties, to be sure, but whatís there is quite lovely. Hints of caraway kraut and cardamom dry it out a bit toward the finish, where alchohol sterilizes the mouth swiftly. Smooth and medium to full body, alcohol being felt in the texture, but not tasted necessarily. Well constructed and carefully executed, this would be brilliant with a kind of robust porter base. As is, very enjoyable and easy to drink.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Brickskeller. Clear amber body with a small white head. The aroma is very sweet with lots of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavor is quite sweet and spiced with cotton candy and caramel joining the pumpkin pie party. Medium/full body is sticky and chewy with light carbonation. Just too sweet for my tastes.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[601-20070909] Tap @ Coleís (Buffalo, NY). Pumpkin pie aroma mixed with cinnamon sticks and creamy gingersnaps. Clear, orange amber body with little white bubbles. Flavour has more pumpkin and spicy gingersnaps and allspice, plus some noticeable grainy alcohol. Medium body is a little gravelly rough. VERY interesting brew (and Iím not a pumpkin pie fan), itís like spices and pumpkin pie blended nicely together in a glass.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight orange colour with a bit of an offwhite head. The aroma is laregly pumpkin with some spice, like pumpkin pie mix before baking. The flavour doesnít have nearly as much pumpkin but has a ton of autmn spices, like the autmn spice cake I had the nIght before. A very good pumpkin beer but Iím not sure Iíd call it good.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a clear, light orange color, with a minimal tan head. Aromas are of pumpkin pie spices, with some phenolics as well. Sharp band-aid aroma to it. Flavors are of pie spice, Vienna malts, spicy hops.
Phenolic taste is prevelant. Brown sugar finish to it. Medium mouthfeel, decent body. Too phenolic for my liking.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Dough77. I may have gotten an infected bottle. Upon first sip, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg hit you on the tongue, but the finish is rotten vegetables. I drank 1/4 the bottle and poured the other out. Terrible. Surely an infected bottle.