lownote (273) - USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle into pint glass with a finger thick head and a bright orange color. 2014. Aroma is very sweet with some fruitiness and I believe a cinnamon spice. Slightly artificial smelling. Taste is at first sweet and boozy with a lot of spice flavors oncoming late that feel unconnected to the base beer. Spice is sharp all spice and nutmeg and other pie flavorings. Very intense. Mouthfeel is a light but sharp carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. This tastes very different from last year in not a great way.
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy amber color with a small white head that dissipated very quickly leaving no lacing. The aroma is very sweet pumpkin pie, almost overpowering. The taste is very similar. I pick up pumpkin pie but not really many spices. In my opinion, this beer is not very balanced and one of my least favorite pumpkin beers.
MichaelAwesome (5681) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really special piwo not everyone will appreciate. Starting off with loads of bread and vegetables combining some sugar and cookies it may remind you of a fine pumpkin cake. A really deep body offering something you could imagine to eat if it wouldnīt be a drink. Not bad. Really.
McTapps (5732) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got the bottle from gopherfan99 - thank you so much, Steve! The beer has got a deep hazy orange-amber colour with an low, steady head and medium body. Aroma of pie, vanilla and grains. Taste of warm pumkin pie, biscuits, cake, barley, vanilla, light malt, caramel and flowers. Hints of herbs and flowers, ending with a ligth sweet, yet also bitter finish. Very special beer! I think it was my first Pumpkin beer (or at least the first proper pumkin beer) and after the first kind of shock I really enjoyed and loved it.
skoisirius (1845) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve had this every year itís been released in bottle, and probs half the years itís been out on tap. Itís consistently one of the best and most full flavored pumpkin ales delivered every year, no questions asked. Iíd love to try the oaked version!
hman43 (604) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours orange yellow with light carbonation to sight and a bit hazy. It has a white head that does produce some lacing. It has the aroma of pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, and bread. The initial taste of the sweetness of brown sugar then pumpkin, cinnamon, and a bit of earthy flavors as well. It has a sweet, yet a bit of a bitter kick on the way down.
dgess32 (10) - - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very solid pumpkin beer. Good aroma and flavor. A bit too sweet to have more than one but worth looking forward to each year.
Helsdon (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alright Iím a little behind in my beer-drinking, only now getting to this pumpkin brew. For someone who usually avoids pumpkin beer for the spice shit show that they often are Iíve had a few this year that have been rather good. Having recently tried and been impressed with Imperial Compass I picked up the King to giver a go. This is the first of the pumpkin beer this year that Iíve actually noticed the pumpkin flavour and I thought it worked. Pours a golden clear with some white head. The nose is just like a pumpkin pie. Lots of pumpkin smells, vanilla, some malts, and a little spice. The taste is a straight-up mash-up of beer and pie. Lots of pumpkin favours, vanilla, hay malts, and some allspice. Itís not an amazing beer, but it is a damn honest rendition of a pumpkin beer, which is exactly what itís supposed to be. Iíll rate it as that, which will work in itís favour. You canít bitch and complain about a pumpkin beer tasting like one.
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Au nez, on sent le biscuit, le thé tchaï et le grain. En bouche, on goûte bcp le biscuit Graham, la cannelle, la vanille, le grain et un peu la citrouille. La finale est sucrée, caramélisée, douce et cannellée. Très agréable à boire et ne tombe pas sur le cœur.
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tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 22 oz bottle poured into goblet. Aroma was great, very pumpin-y and pumpkin spicey. There was no head on it at all. I didnít care much for the taste at all, at first it is good, but once you start to really drink it, it becomes a bit too much. It didnít really excite the palate at all, just overly sweet it seemed. My least favorite of the pumpkin beers Iíve tried.