sfontain (845) - 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 I’ve had, along with some nice sweetness and pie spice, but not remotely nearly as cloying as Southern Tier’s like-bottled Crème Brulée. Medium to almost-medium-full body with medium stickiness. This didn’t quite live up to the "just like pumpkin pie" I’d been led to believe, but it’s the closest beer yet, and it’s certainly the best pumpkin beer I’ve had by a longshot.
chadmasontx (7) - - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice, spicy, malty nose. No head. Spicy flavor, but not overly pumpkiny. Very nice.
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BroadestTom (211) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma pumpkin pie,
Appearance orange, hazy, white foam,
Taste medium sweetness, heavy cloying sweetness,
Palate medium body,
Overall liquid pumpkin pie that is good for one and done. I would suggest this beer to a friend
EBROVIAK (20) - - AUG 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much of what has been said here is true. Yet, I like this beer. The commercial description talks about balance but there is little. Serious spice notes abound in both nose and taste. I detect little of traditional malt flavors. BUT. I still love this beer. It’s big. It’s I n your face, its fun to drink. If they could make this flavor with about 1% less alcohol, I’d be very happy. Enjoy
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How have I never rated my favorite pumpkin beer? Light orange color with thin head, sweet spice and vanilla flavor, little bitterness. So good.
Homer321 (2840) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from the store. poured into snifter. pour is very clear, orange color with a small white head that dies quickly. Aroma is pumpkin and pie crust with a cypress and vanilla note. smells more like a pie crust than pumpkins, but they are both definitely there and done very well. Light pepper. Taste is a lightly bitter, sweet pumpkin pie with a hint of burnt bread crust, bitterness seems quite high and lingering for a fruit beer. Taste isn’t quite as good as the aroma, and honestly, not sure it is as good as I have had before. The bitterness in the flavor really detracts from the pumpkin spices. Too bad. I remember this as much better than this bottle I had tonight.
diablodawg (31) - - AUG 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty roast breakfast cereal smell, no head or lacing. Clear dark gold in color. Tastes malty and with kind of a full bodied roasted nut flavor. Full bodied with little alcohol taste, but with bitter ending at the end of the tongue. And not much else. Definitely not over the top pumpkin, and well rounded given the abv. Probably not buy again.
Ahuth (54) - - AUG 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled cloudy cooper. Strong pumping taste. Not much of any other taste. Just pumpkin. Good ale for those who like pumpkin.
hopwine (559) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is cinnamon, nutmeg, canned pump. Flavor is same, spices are far more intense than the pumpkin flavor and contribute to a dusty, chalky, weird mouthfeel. Sweetness is way way overboard in typical southern tier fashion.
hilda1008 (3) - - JUN 12, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love this beer alone but also love it mixed 3:1 with Southern Tier Creme Brûlée! Together it is awesome!
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this on tap. Beautiful amber with light head. The aroma is that of pumpkin pie, all-spice. The taste was amazing, pumpkin pie, all-spice, cinnamon, clove, brown sugar, medium carbonation. All in all one of my favorite beers. No better beer for the autumn season.