sfontain (846) - 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.
florio2 (1) - - OCT 12, 2015 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Too much vanilla and spices. Too sweet but a nice color and finish. Thought it would be better given the price.
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice medium spice aroma. Taste is very layered with spices, pumpkin flavor and light sweetness and earthiness to it.
johnnnniee (3091) - 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 (2) - 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 (3652) - 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 (314) - 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 (215) - 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 (180) - - 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 (1694) - 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.