bosendorfer (40) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This sticky pumpkin ale pours a rich amber, bronzish color with a sliver of white head that quickly recedes to nothing. I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin beers, but I find this one to be the most enjoyable when had in moderation (it’s like candy: too much=nausea). The aroma is fantastic on this beer. When you put your nose to the glass, you can pick up fresh-baked pie crust, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and sweet roasted pumpkin. I could just smell this beer and move on. On the palate, the beer has a moderately silky quality with a low carbonation. The flavors are of melted pumpkin, baking spice, some milky grains, cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel malt. It finishes sweet and does leave you wanting another sip. Seasonally, this is a terrific beer that really puts you in the Halloween spirit. Out of context, it’s just kind of a candy bomb.
desrochesb (40) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
la meilleur bière à la citrouille que j’ai bu jusqu’à maintenant, au nez l’odeur rappelle la tarte à la citrouille et en bouche on retrouve une belle balance entre le sucre et l’alcool
Kabonski (39) - - FEB 14, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just a great seasonal beer! Best pumpkin ale out there. Tastes like a cookie or baked good. Not very heavy on the pumpkin flavor like you find in other beers. This is a pumpkin ale done right. Try it, you won't be disappointed!
shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2008
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
My first (and hopefully only) drain pour of a Southern Tier beer. This was truly discusting in everway. I went in expecting a typically great Southern Tier beer because most of them are, but after the first sip I soon discovered that this isn’t even close to being good. It dosen’t even taste like beer. Its like pumpkin juice with alcohol and carbonation. Stay far away from this.
Archibald89 (38) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Smells just like a pumpkin pie with hints of nutmeg and other spices that complement the pumpkin. Appearance is orange with little head (looks like orange soda). Tastes just like a pumpkin pie even with the subtle taste of pie crust and nutmeg. So far this is my go to pumpkin beer. Very good.
Zbong (38) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with a thin fizzy head. This is one of the most unique beers I’ve had. Tastes like eating the crust of pumpkin pie. Very good, but towards the bottom the taste gets a little doughy. Overall a nice beer.
Waterbury (37) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A delicious pumpkin beer. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, and vanilla. Would certainly recommend it.
cavery (36) - Palm Desert, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle provided by Drazzamatazz (thanks!), always happy to put away another Southern Tier. Pour was a mildly fluffing orange jello liquid that was fairly resistant in forming a head. I thought it might be a bit cold it but certainly complied with the 40 degree guidelines on the label. The body looks more like a halloween mixer than a beer, with no lacing or head retention on the beer. Smell is nutty pumpkin rind like a pulpy mash before making pumpkin bread. Taste is very nutmeg heavy with nutty pumpkin and buttery squash. The taste is fleeting but also full with authentic flavor. Mouth was pleasantly medium, a nice surprise considering the visual. Pretty good pumpkin beer. Sweet, but it’s consistent with ST’s Modus Operandi. Not nearly as gimmicky as many other pumpkin beers.
FenrisWolf (36) - - SEP 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The smell of all spice and pumpkin are amazing! Pours a beautiful, who would have thought, pumpkin color that makes the mouth water immediately. Great pumpkin flavor without being overpowering. Great sipping beer. Fantastic brew.
dzzz333 (35) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The pumking is the perfect beer for this fall! or for that matter anytime (although its a seasonal) it had a very small head and the color of the beer was perfect! the smell was great...it pays off when u smell most of ur beers but when u smell the pumking ur in for a real treat....this was definatly a beer that also has a punch 2 it as well...Enjoy.