Dr_MedievAle (201) - Alabama, 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.
seehaferb23 (201) - - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$8.60 at NW Growlers in Sherwood, Oregon. Tasted by the Cannery Row Beer Club. Cheers!
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rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at sheffields. Pours a hazy rust brown with a big foamy off white head. Huge aroma of pumpkin spice and brown sugar and cinnamon. Taste is full and rich like pumpkin pie with some spiciness. A great pumpkin ale however I wouldn’t order two back to back. A unique brew.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium amber that yielded a thin one finger head that receded pretty quickly.
Nose is pretty spicy. Lots of cinnamon, all spice and a gram cracker crust aroma. Not to much Pumkin.
Taste has more Pumkin. Still lots of all-spice, cinnamon, some brown sugar, that gram cracker is still there. Nice.
A bit sticky on the mouthfeel. Zesty carbonation. Long lasting flavors. Medium light body.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I shared a bottle of this with Beerbaron617 on Christmas Eve. I have to say that the beer is quite tasty, but on the same hand quite gimmicky. It has wonderful color and flavor, lot’s of spice, reminds me of eating pumpkin pie...however, it tastes just too much like pumpkin pie. There are so few hops in this, and well, it’s malty, but I just can’t put my finger on it. It’s just maybe a bit too artificial.
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bière trop épicée avec un fort gout de cannelle et pas un gout très intéressant le point de vue n’est peut être pas objectif du moment que je n’aime pas le style
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Smells like fresh pumpkin pie. Pours a light gold with a quickly dissipating head. Tastes of buttery crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin, and a bitter hop finish. Decent, but not as smooth as the spices and hops could be.
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
good looking beer-amber and straw color with quickly dissipating foamy head, medium to light carbonation, aroma of perfumy fake pumpkin, tastes pretty much the same, can’t even get to the hops or malt, falls WAY short of the DFH Punkin i had on tap last week..
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Buffalo. Cloudy Brown Orange with foamy white head that thins quickly. Enticing ginger, nutmeg, cinamon aroma that tastes the same as it smells. Whatever goes in pumpkin pie is in here. Sweet but lacks carbonation Funny, reminds me of Dogfish Head 90 for some reason. Flavours blend so well you forget it’s 9% but leaves you nice and warm, perfect for those cold autumn nights. Had this on tap at Coles in Buffalo and as good as it is in a bottle, it was amazing on tap.
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Okay, I like this beer, but it tastes like a scented candle. It smells like a scented candle too, but not as much as the flavor. Vanilla, cinnamon, some clove. Alcohol incredibly well hidden. Taste is all pumpkin, without very litttle bready beer flavors underneath. Mildly sweet.