Criz (354) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz draft into short stem goblet. Pours a medium orange itha medium white head. Huge aromas of pumpkin, vanilla, nutmeg, and buttery crust. Flavors of pumpkin, spicy grains, finished by sweet spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Semi oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Decent pumpkin beer thatís a touch too sweet.
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Holy hell I did not think the aroma of spicy pumpkin would be this awesome. Just like a fresh baked pumpkin pie. Appearance is clear orange and peach color with a minimal off white head. Flavor...ok that is too strange for a beer. It tastes like pumpkin pie...Its not bad but shouldn’t be made for beers...Palate is medium bodied with an aftertaste of pumpkin. Weird stuff. Very hard to rate...
Helsdon (352) - 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.
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pale orange like an unripe loquat. Smells just like a pumpkin pie. Taste like a pumpkin pie with a lot of spices. Nutmeg is the strongest spice with some other maybe vanilla and cinnamon included. Has a sweet imperial aftertaste, but the mouthfeel is light to medium mouth feel. It was good and I was ready for it in September. It might be a little much in November. Donít know how many of these I can drink in a season...but the first one was very tasty.
AaronTDubs (350) - - NOV 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015: Brown color, light carbonation. Smells of fresh baked pumpkin pie. The spices take the forefront of this beer. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. The pumpkin is not hidden or a background note like in many inferior pumpkin beers. This beer isnít afraid to be pumpkin pie in a glass. So, if you like pumpkin pie: there ya go. If not: Donít even bother with this beer. I love pumpkin pie. :)
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
buttered popcorn jellybean. i hate this beer so much, and i actually love southern tier. also dreamsicles. which i also typically love. not in a pumpkin beer though. blech!
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 30, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Spicy, sweet, robust....tastes like pumpkin pie. A great dessert beer that could be the dessert.
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thereís two elements to this beer... Thereís the smell, which is the absolutely fantastic, and thereís the taste. Smell is very sweet with pumpkin, spice and lots of carmel. The taste is more like a pale ale. Itís hoppy with a good aftertaste of hops. The color is very nice and the head is completely white. If you smell this beer while you drink it itís a 9/10 but on taste alone itís more like 7/10.
vandc01 (345) - North Branch, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber dated 8/14/14 - about 5 weeks old.
Aroma - definite pumpkin spice to it. Can almost spell a pie crust in there too.
Appearance - poured quickly and the head dissipated about as fast as Iíve ever seen.
Taste - Definite pumpkin taste - with a very sweet, almost booze taste at the end.
Palate - Very sweet after taste. Good beer - not sure how many of these I could drink in a row though.
Overall - a solid pumpkin beer.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a clear copper with a medium frothy off-white head. Aroma is spicy with hints of pumpkin. Malty flavor is pumpkin pie with hints of some spiciness and sourness. Good, but I was expecting more based on the overall rating.