Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a treat. Heavy pumpkin, graham cracker, and nutmeg aroma. Heavy sweetness. It really tastes similar to pumpkin eggnog. Delicious.
stumpyiliz (215) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
1.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Craptastic. Besides that, aroma is the biggest score. Taste is caramel over the top forward. Too much. Acidic spicing and caramel finish. Quality control southern tier quality control. Produce too much to accommodate the market and this is what happens. This used to be my favorite pumkin beer. Now itís just allspice ass in a bottle. Purchased at whole foods in Northern Virginia.
bigda83 (215) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
5 oz pour at the 5-17 brewery public day. This has been one of my favorite Southern Tier offerings for years, but I didnít start rating beer until recently and had to get this one in here. Iíve had many pumpkin beers and was not a fan, but this one is superb. Pours a nice golden and copper color and is clear and sparkly. Aroma of pumpkin hits right away with notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and roasted malts. Smells like the fall and winter season, but I wouldnít mind drinking this any time of the year. Taste follows the nose with some extras spices mixed in there. Tingly on the tongue and a little bitterness mixed in. I recommend this to all if youíve never had it, even if youíre not a pumpkin beer fan.
redtechnj (214) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy copper orange with a thin, almost non-existant off white head. Rich cinnamon and nutmeg aroma, pumpkin,vanilla and ginger snaps. Flavor is rich and sweet. big flavor of ginger snap cookie, pumpkin,sweet potato,cinnamon,nutmeg. The undesputed KING of pumkin beers!
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 bottle. clear amber with a moderate white head and moderate retention. pumpkin, light nutmeg, icing, very very strong cornbread. strangely strong. i donít get it, actually. itís almost like pumpkin flavored cornbread. weirds me out. medium-heavy sweet, light bitter. medium body, slick feel.
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a crystal clear orange, with minimal head that quickly dissapears. Looked rather thin while pouring. Aroma of gingerbread. Tastes to me like carrot cake; rich, spicy and sweet. More body than expected. No sign of the 9% abv. Interesting.
MarinaMarket (211) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Um...graham crackers stuffed in the neck? Spices, rush of sweet graham crackers from the neck. Honey-Nut Cheerios? Pours slightly hazy orange/golden with very little head. It receds immediately. Spicy grain aroma from the glass. Great legs, and wow, tremedous pumkin pie flavor. I have wanted to try this brew for some time since I have heard so many great things about it, and I am really impressed. Full bodied, slightly viscous, and really delicious. Caramel, coriander, nutmeg, clove, lots of pumkin, and a slightly bittered finish. Well balanced even with the overt sweetness. It finishes sticky but very clean. Makes me want to have more. Oddly, I am getting an extremely faint mold taste in the middle. Maybe just because thereís so much going on in this beer...taste bud overload! Try this beer! Tasted @ 55F.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, 2011 release. Pours translucent light orange with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie with emphasis on the crust. Taste is perplexingly similar to liquid pumpkin pie with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Moderate hops bitterness with a fairly dry finish. Thin texture with soft carbonation. One of the best pumpkin beers available.
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz Bottle -- Pours bright and rich amber with a medium off-white head. Big aromas of pumpkin, malt, caramel, ginger, and clove. By far the most pumpkin flavor in all of the pumpkin ales I have tried. The spice is quite subdued allowing the pumpkin to really shine. Creamy mouth-feel and a great long finish. Hides its 9% alcohol very well.
anderson01 (208) - Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy in appearance and golden in color. Very good lacing with a white bubbly head. Smells like grandmaís(freshly baked) whole made pie crust. Definite pumpkin spice aroma. Reminds me of thanksgiving. Taste like pumpkin pie with a trace of hops. Taste like grandmaís recipe. Medium-bodied beer with a creamy texture. The finish is like the cool whip melting in your mouth. This is the best pumpkin beer i have had so far. I loved it.