One2remeber (145) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head falls off quickly into nothing.
Pale orange, crystal clear.
Rich, real vanilla cream aroma, no artificial alcohol burn. Real potent can smell from across. Banana bread. Pie crust. Very clean, blended smells.
Warming sensation on the middle to back, makes me smile.
A little burn from spice, not from booze, perhaps all-spice. No real pumpkin flavor, more last bit of pumpkin pie (crust and cream).
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle for 9 bucks. Ouch! This beer flies off the shelf, so I figured I had to pick one up to see what all the hoopla was about. Pours a clear copper/gold with a small white head. Smells like pumpkin pie, some spice and some malt. Taste is a little doughy, pumpkin, some spice, cinnamon and sweet on the end. Slightly thinner body but strangely creamy as well. I like this but I think it is a bit overpriced. Doesn’t quite live up to the hype for me.
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Instant favorite for me. Very lush pumpkin aroma with caramel and some marshmallow and vanilla. Very rich on the nose. Beautiful dark orange color with very little white head that leaves some lacing as it quickly dissolves. Medium bodied. Taste is unique. It’s sweeter than some of the other pumpkin seasonal ales, and doesn’t have the usual spices like nutmeg and cinnamon present. Caramel and marshmallow and some chai or vanilla. I will get some more of this delicious beer before the season ends.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper golden color. Very clear. Pumpkin and slight spice in the nose. A touch of caramel. Low carbonation. Very smooth and slightly sweet. Tastes like pumpkin pie filling. Very slightly noticeable alcohol on the finish.
IPAaLLtHEwAY (142) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
im not a "pumpkin beer" expert by any means, but this tastes to me just like pumpkin pie. I rated the aroma and the flavor the highest because they are both amazing, very complex and very delicious. The appearance is a tranceparent orange hue. thin white head that dicipates quickly. I really like this beer. Probably the best pumpkin beer ive had. But thats not saying much ive only had 3. Buffalow bills, and dogfish head’s.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just awesome. Pours a beautifu clear reddish orange with a small but present head. Aroma is insanely pleasant and full of nutmeg, cinnamon, pie crust, and vanilla creme. Palate is medium bodied, of average carbonation, and goes down extremelysmooth. Taste is a mish-mash of greatness, everything you expect on a Thanksgiving evening.....cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pumpkin, and a fantastic dry creamy finish. Love this beer.
DragonsHead (140) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I usually can’t stand a pumpkin ale with flavor, but this one sticks with me. The aroma give you a full feeling of fall. I need to keep a bomber of this for the winter. The taste is straight up pumpkin pie having sex with a yankee candle. It’s almost too much. I had a 12oz snifter of this, and it was almost too much. In the words of comic book guy.... Best pumpkin beer ever!!!
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught, Ballantine Willoughby OH
Very fresh keg and thank goodness. Not a pumpkin/spiced beer fan normally but this is over the top good. The aroma is out of this world. Pumpkin pie, vanilla, caramel. Taste follows up with great spice flavor and balanced malt. Try this beer!
Michbeerlover (140) - - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 vintage. Wow, I don't know how Southern Tier does it. This beer smells exactly like warm pumpkin pie. More like the buttery crust than the pumpkin filling. Reminds me of Thanksgiving day when mom was baking the desert pumpkin pies in the over while the Lions were playing (probably losing) the annual football game on TV. Mouthfeel is medium with little carbonation. Taste is buttery pumpkin pie with the filling made from scratch, fresh pumpkins and not the canned, commercial, more spiced filling. A great beer based on how they accurately duplicated the smell and taste. However, I wish it had more caramel and nutmeg flavors rather than the blander fresh pumpkin taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AKORN (140) - Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Malt, dough, sweet spices and pumpkin aroma (and Old Bay, sounds crazy). Light golden pour with nice white head. Nice bitterness, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, gram cracker and doughy pumpkin pie taste. Very Nice!