johnnnniee (3652) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at America on Tap
Brown sugary caramel maltiness with plenty of pie spices to cut through it, not the worst pumpkin beer Iíve ever had, might even like it in small doses.
Tyr (3) - Gastonia, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2015 does not count
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on tap at Carolina Cinemas Charlotte. Nose of vanilla, spices. Tasted of Lucky Charms, and long, sticky, and (for me) undesirable finish on the tongue. I can see why it would be popular in and amongst the style, but not something I personally care to try again.
BigRedOne (1) - Natick, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2015 does not count
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Couldnít even finish a bottle. TOO MUCH vanilla/floral flavor. Absolutely overwhelming!!!
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Easily one of the best pumpkin beers Iíve had. The pumpkin spice is very good and understated from start to finish. Tried courtesy of Ryan and Liz in 2015.
Obfuscate (459) - Minneapolis, - OCT 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím not a pumpkin beer drinker but my wife loves them and since this is considered one of the best I thought why not. The smell is sweet pumpkin. Alcohol is well hidden. I can see why for the style itís so high rated.
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Body has a gilded orange hue with minimal dusting of white head. Delicious smell of pumpkin, candied yams, nutmeg, and vanilla. Light citrus spice taste followed by warm pumpkin flavors, banana bread, toasted coconut, and faint herbals. Creamy mouthfeel with very smooth finish.
Dorkenstein (393) - - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vibrant pumpkin and graham cracker aroma, vanilla and cinnamon too. Taste is just like the aroma with some hops in the finish.
freekyp (1870) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The clear and present king of pumpkin ales, Pumking greets its kingdom each fall with a triumphant fanfare of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. With a regal frothy beige crown and deep orange-brown surcoat, the Pumpking bestows its gourd-infused spice cake flavors upon its loyal and ferverent subjects. While the king is a jolly old soul, evoking visions of warm fireplaces on cool autumn nights, he also has a dangerous alcoholic side, well hidden from both flavor and aroma, than can rise up quickly, sending subjects stumbling towards their beds with a swift kick. The king ends the festivities with hoppy smack across the palate.
geologyguy (1270) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly sweet pumpkin and spice smell, taste is quite spiced with fall flavors, mostly cinnamon...very strong though...spiced flavor is quite strong..too much so...
markas101 (2270) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA via Plum Market. Slight haze, sweet aroma with something I can?t place. Flavor has some banana bread and herbs. Faint ginger lingers on the finish. Actually interesting compared to the overly pumpkin pie flavoured options.