Kinz (3352) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Last beer rated at the Richmond "industry" gathering. Light amber. Aroma of pumpkin pie and its crust, surprisingly. Flavor was ginger, cinnamon, faint clove. Frankly, perfect pumpkin pie. Not always my favorite style, but I really like this one.
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle-pours a dissipating white head and gold color. Aroma is earthy, pumpkin, medium malt. Taste is earthy, pumpkin, medium malt-caramel, vanilla extract, spices, some hops bite. Nice. OK carbonation.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks goes to my brother-in-law. Clear thick pumpkin color. Aroma of pumpkin, and nutmeg. The taste was out of this world. Taste just like the best pumpkin pie in liquid form. Pie crust, nutmeg,light cinnimon,brown sugar, and of course fresh pumpkin. Solid beer. Iím gonna put this on the list every fall.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2007 Bottle. Almost opaque orange pour with white film on top. Aroma is nice, lots of pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, nutmeg, and honey graham crackers. Very little carbonation. Flavor is bready / yeasty malt, lots of pumpkin, slightly sweet, and a little clove in the finish. Really tastes like a fresh pumpkin. Good example of the style.
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
First beer of the night on thanksgiving, and certainly one of the best. The actual pumpkin flavor is stronger than in any beer Iíve had, and at the same time this doesnít go overboard with spices like the Weyerbacher or many others do. Crispy and lightly sweet with a very clean yeast, rich and extremely drinkable for 9%. Hell yes! Southern Tier has another winner with this beer. Looking forward to drinking more next year.
nolankowal (931) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark orange pour with a white head. Aroma of graham crackers, cinnamon, brown sugar, light pumpkin, caramel malt and a bit of clove and nutmeg. Flavors of buttery malt, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pie spices. Medium body, sweet/malty/spicy with a spicy/sweet finish. Most pumpkin pie like beer Iíve had, awesome with dessert.
blankboy (6236) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (650ml). Pours a clear bubbly golden-orange with an average size diminishing creamy white head. Aroma: Ke-rist that smells great! It smells like a wonderful pumpkin pie with whipped cream -- lots of pumpkin and spices -- so, so good. Flavourís also of lots of pumpkin and spices along with some hops, caramel malt and just a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied. Definitely the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had -- so good that while drinking it I made plans then and there to go back to the U.S. to get more.
wamoore84 (20) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 22 oz bottle. Closest Iíve ever come to pumpkin pie in a beer. Not a big fan of pumpkin ale, but I absolutely loved this beer. All the pumpkin and spices were there in the aroma and followed through in the taste. Full-bodied.
lamas (1368) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle. A slightly hazy copper pour with a smallish light-tan head. Strong freshly-baked pumpkin pie aroma complete with all the usual spices, crust, and even the whipped cream on top! Medium to full-bodied and creamy. Tastes as good as it smells! Nicely balanced with plenty of rich caramel and creamy vanilla to go along with all the spices. Warming alcohol is a little noticeable, but only adds to the depth. Best pumpkin beer Iíve had!
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle obtained from HogTownHarry. Clear copper with a small creamy white head. Aroma - holy CRAP, thatís AWESOME - like the best pumpkin pie EVER. Like HTH says in his rating, you can even smell the whipped cream on top. Man. OK, I guess I should taste it. Oh yeah, more pumpkin pie, with a fantastic sweet malt backing. So good, so balanced, and it hides the 9% SO well. Easily the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had. Fantastic!