PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! It really takes a lot to impress me with certain beers, especially pumpkin beers. Dogfish makes a "Punkin" beer that is fantastic in itís own right, but this one delivers on a different level. Compared to the Dogfish "Punkin" ale, this has a lot smoother caramely note to it with a strong pumpkin taste. The Dogfish has a mixture of cinnamon, brown sugar and a bit more spicier notes that is fantastic, but the Southern Tier might be better. The aroma is FANTASTIC! The taste is out of this world! and the follow through is crisp and easy. Give a try, highly recommended.
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft. Aroma is amazing, spicy pie. gingery, overwhelming in a good way. Pours a clear dark copper color with a foamy head that dissipates quickly. Medium palate, nicely balanced body. Taste is spicy with a bitter edge, very drinkable. So many pumpkin beers are either gross or not at all pumpkin or spicy, but this one delivers every fall. Mmm. delicious.
AdamT (112) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle share compliments of Dave F., Thanksgiving 2013. Golden hue wth mostly diminishing white head, virtually no lacing. The pumpkin and spice hue punch you in the nose even before you pour this into a glass. Heavy pumpkin, spice & nutmeg greet your taste buds in the best way possible, the moderate average finish is just as enjoyable. I thought DFH Punkn was my favorite pumpkin beer, not anymore. Best spice/pumpkin beer I have had so far!
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with no head. Big pumpkin pie aroma. First sip is aggressive, and there might be a little bit too much going on in this beer, as some of the flavors seem to conflict with each other. The cloying, cinnamon predominance is hard for me to get used to, but it does get better with every sip, which saves this beer for me.
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bomber...poured a deep pumpkin orange with no head...aroma was of pumpkin spice, but also contained hints of cinammon, nutmeg, nuts, and vanilla...taste was a nice mix of sweetness, from the vanilla to go along with the pumpkins sorta of bitter taste...this could become a national substitute for pumpkin pie...great brew!
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wasnít sure about this one. Itís basically like drinking a pumpkin pie. Surprisingly, thatís not a terrible thing. Very sweet but with enough warming alcohol to give it a bit of depth. Itís a bit of a novelty, really, but I suppose thatís what these things are supposed to be.
livelaughlovep (108) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just not for me. Smells like a pie, tastes like a pie. WIth a weird aftertaste of beer. So its like you ate pie, and then belched up some beer with it.
Heavy on the pumpkin pie spices and even a note of crust. I just couldnít drink this one.
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent beer. Definitely a lot of pumpkin going on. Smells like buttery popcorn. Good beer for Halloween.
Dr_MedievAle (107) - USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Aroma: Hot buttered popcorn. Come on guys, diacetyl spoilage? Christ. Appearance: looks great. Clear gold. Decent carb bubble action. Ivory head. Taste: smooth diacetyl. Bitter vegetables. I am thinking this beer is from a bad batch. Either that, or all these Pumking fans are idiots. There is a pumpkin flavor here, but it is mostly buttered popcorn.
Palate: creamy. Finishes bitter. Or butter. But not better than good gourd, or any other pumpkin ale for that matter.
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superb! The aroma is, as expected, pumpkins. The pumpkin flavors are sweet, but not overly so, and balanced nicely with some spices. Very creamy, almost like an egg nog.