djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received as a gift. Aroma: Pumpkin pie, apricots, cloves, cinnamon(?), raisins. Beautiful golden-orange, clear. Pillowy pale yellow head , not much lacing. Taste follows the aroma plus a little bit of bubble gum. Definitely sweet, not much hops "bite". Flavors improve as this beer warms a bit. Alcohol is concealed nicely. Silky mouthfeel, aftertaste clings a little. I’m generally not a big fan of "fruity" beers, but I’d make an exception in this case. Somehow, it works. I liked it more than I thought I would.
JohnBruns (100) - Cissna Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Old Chicago; served with medium head; aroma of pumpkin spices; off flavor not the pumpkin flavor I was after.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer really exceeded my expectations. Thought it the beer flavors would be significantly masked but that is not the case. Strong spice aroma with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and all things that make up pumpkin spice. Pumpking flavor stong on the front of the beer, followed by brown ale characteristics, and finally spice flavors. Beer clarity is perfect. Overall this beer makes you dream of the fall.
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good grief Charlie Brown! I can’t believe the aromas that are creeping out of my glass. If this only has puréed pumpkin in it then I must say kudos because this smells and tastes in part of the finest pumpkin pie spice that I could ever imagine indulging in. It’s almost overwhelming to try to distinguish what else is going on here and I really don’t care! That said, very sweet pumpkin and malty aroma that overshadow whatever hop aromas may be present. Beautiful orange amber color, clear, little carbonation. Taste is pumpkin...go figure...but I can tell there is some medium caramel malt sweetness in there and some nice resiny hop bitterness to balance. Sweet and silky on attack. Medium body. Moderate carbonation, creamy and sticky texture and a lovely lengthy well balanced finish that lets the hops do their job. I’m a big fan of Southern Tier and can’t believe how many great beers they have in their Imperial series alone! This is no exception. Definitely get a few of these and don’t forget to stash one away for Thanksgiving, because you will be the hit of the party and this is one to truly be thankful for!
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grabbed this for a beer tasting just for something different. Was pretty amazed. Tall glass of pumpkin pie. I even got the hint of whipped cream at the end. I couldn’t drink these in multiples, but great to share.
sharkweek (99) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I poured this into a tulip glass. It poured a dark Amber with about a finger of creamy white head. The beer has a cinnamon smell to it. The flavor is buttery, pumpkiny, tasty fall melady. This was a great pumpkin beer that I put right at the top of my list in that category.
Erikh04 (97) - - OCT 31, 2013
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Way too sweet. Overpowering on the vanilla. I was very disappointed. Usually like southern tier beers. Tasted like pumpkin covered sugar cookies. Not good.
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streve (94) - Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle. Pour is a nice clear orange with a small off-white head that didn?t stick around long. The aroma is so delicious of pumpkin pie, nutmeg and other spices. Mouth is sweet with big blasts of pumpkin, pie crust and spice. My taste buds are spoiled with every sip. Medium bodied. All the flavors really cover up the alcohol as well. This is absolutely the tastiest pumpkin beer out there. Major props to ST on the recipe and being able to get the flavors to pop out so nicely.
sheep (93) - FINLAND - DEC 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle, bottled 06/06/12. Reviewed from notes. Clear orange pour with a small off-white head. A real interesting sweet nose with notes of oreos, mint, slightly herbal, hints of grain and some finnish bundt cake. Taste follows the nose with earthy hoppiness balancing the sweetness nicely. Low to medium carbonation, smooth palate. My first pumpkin ale and I’m glad I shared the bottle - no way I could drink a lot of this on my own. Interesting.
MuttyD (93) - Cambridge, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The name says it all. Beautiful orange pour with almost no head. Low carbonation, very silky on the palate. Tastes like pumpkin pie. Excellent.