sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, $8.99. Poured into tumbler. Transparent orange; medium-thin, fluffy, white head becomes absolutely nothing over an hour. Aroma pumpkin and pie spice, caramel, bread. Flavor exhibits more pumpkin than any other pumpkin beer Iíve had, along with some nice sweetness and pie spice, but not remotely nearly as cloying as Southern Tierís like-bottled CrŤme Brulťe. Medium to almost-medium-full body with medium stickiness. This didnít quite live up to the "just like pumpkin pie" Iíd been led to believe, but itís the closest beer yet, and itís certainly the best pumpkin beer Iíve had by a longshot.
skoisirius (1761) - 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 (399) - 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 (207) - 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 (175) - 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 (118) - 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.
fraynoyes (5) - Astoria, USA - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Extremely smooth amazing beer! Every component of pumpkin pie can be picked out in. The ultimate dessert beer, a MUST try.
WillRunForBeer (855) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours orange brown with only a trace of head. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon, oatmeal cookie. Taste is caramel, squash, lots of cinnamon, nutmeg.
benfergy (211) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma has a caramel malt, and more prominently, many spices. The taste is definitely sweet. The finish is malty. Itís an hour unusual beer, and a good one.
AbouAli (88) - GenŤve, SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
biŤre trop ťpicťe avec un fort gout de cannelle et pas un gout trŤs intťressant le point de vue níest peut Ítre pas objectif du moment que je níaime pas le style