dliberto (217) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite pumpkin beers. Great for a desert beer
22 oz. bottle
Smell of cinnamon and pumpkin, tastes exactly like it smells. Dark and sweet
brewballs (215) - USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sadly a much over hyped brew. Light , bright orange hue. Billowy head. Hint of pumpkin and cinnamon. Flat carbonation. Mediocre wash down. Lacks body. Very thin and simple. I had this at a bar and bought a bottle to make sure of my conclusion. Second time is not a charm. Needs more flavor and hops. Seems a bit manufactured and without a natural flavor.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a treat. Heavy pumpkin, graham cracker, and nutmeg aroma. Heavy sweetness. It really tastes similar to pumpkin eggnog. Delicious.
Dr_MedievAle (214) - 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.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 bottle. clear amber with a moderate white head and moderate retention. pumpkin, light nutmeg, icing, very very strong cornbread. strangely strong. i don’t get it, actually. it’s almost like pumpkin flavored cornbread. weirds me out. medium-heavy sweet, light bitter. medium body, slick feel.
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a crystal clear orange, with minimal head that quickly dissapears. Looked rather thin while pouring. Aroma of gingerbread. Tastes to me like carrot cake; rich, spicy and sweet. More body than expected. No sign of the 9% abv. Interesting.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, 2011 release. Pours translucent light orange with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie with emphasis on the crust. Taste is perplexingly similar to liquid pumpkin pie with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Moderate hops bitterness with a fairly dry finish. Thin texture with soft carbonation. One of the best pumpkin beers available.
hiddenvariable (209) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours a slightly hazy orange with a medium white head that fades to the edges and leaves a bit of lacing. the smell is wow-inducing. it smells, as others have noted, pretty much exactly like pumpkin pie. you can even tell the crust from the gelatin. if pumpkin pie came in liquid form, this is what it would taste like. the alcohol is scarily well-hidden. i’m not a huge fan of the style (nor pumpkin pie), but this is by far the best i’ve had.
seehaferb23 (209) - - 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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kimjongill (207) - - JUL 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2012 This beer has grown in popularity of late. Best I?ve had it is on tap, maybe 2 months old. After that, the spices die off too much for it to be quite so enjoyable. Good pumpkin flavor, balanced with other herbs and spices. Very fall-like. This is, to this point, the best pumpkin ale I?ve tried.