Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden pour with a fluffy white head. Inviting aroma of roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little booze. Taste is sweet pumpkin, lots of cinnamon spice, and a hint of nutmeg. Has sort of a creamy, buttery, vanilla overtone with a long, pleasant aftertaste. Velvety mouthfeel and not even a hint of alcohol flavor. Outstanding, definitely my favorite pumpkin beer. Itís definitely pumpkin pie in a bottle, so itís not for people who are looking for more of a "beer" quality in their pumpkin ales.
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Lazy Boy Saloon. Poured a clear copper with no recognizable head and minimal lacing. Aroma certainly resembles a pumpkin pie with hints of cinnamin, nutmeg, and fresh pumpkin. Taste is obviously a pumpkin beer, but mellow relative to most pumpkin beers, balanced by slight hoppiness. Flavors include similar spices as aroma with pumpkin puree and maple syrup also evident. Most I have ever enjoyed a pumpkin beer, but would still limit myself to drinking one.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the Beer Engine. I was SO excited to find it on tap since I thought I totally missed the season and any chance of getting some pumking this year. Pours a very pumpkin orange only a slight bit of off-white head. Beautiful natural pumpkin taste, nutmeg spices and everything nice. Quite a treat, certainly the best pumpkin beer Iíve had thus far.
RamyG4 (324) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a small off white head. Aroma is heavy pumpkin, pie crust, caramel, and loads of spice, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Taste is the right amount of sweet, with all the flavors I want in a pumpkin beer. Finish is spicy, sweet, with some light bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Great pumpkin beer.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber->lager glass: Pours an average, frothy, white head that exhibits excellent lacing atop an amber body. There is a earthy yeast aroma, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon aroma emanating from the glass. The body is medium, texture is oily and creamy and no carbonation. The flavor’s duration is average-to-long, and lightly sweet. Really makes me think of pumpkin pie--an excellent beer.
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel pour with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet pumpkin pie, perhaps with the whipped cream included. Thereís some nice ginger spice in there too. The flavor is sweet, which youíd expect from Southern Tier, but thereís plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg spice in there too. Itís not too overly sweet though, which is a bonus. Finish is with some pumpkin spice. A little thin is the biggest shortcoming. Otherwise, a good beer.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
being not a huge fan of all things pumpkin, i found this beer delicious! great aroma and taste make this a favorite for many. not quite ready to dig into that pumpkin pie, but iíll definitely will have another Pumking!
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011; bottle; hazy orange with white head; aroma-vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spices, sweet; taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, warming alcohol feel, average carbonation. Very pleasant
Doodler (317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bomber split with the buds at Crooked Stave. Pours a golden orange color with a light yellow head. Good lacing. Pumpkin pie nose. Somewhat spicy, with cinnamon & nutmeg flavors, but with the pumpkin coming through on the finish. Has a nice depth. Warms on the finish. A tasty treat and must try...
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 Remarkable smelling beer - graham cracker crusted pumpkin pie. The taste is much more "ale" like than the nose - caramel malt, biscuit, cereal. Couldnít drink a lot of this at one time, but really incredible and original.