beersammich (76) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iíd classify the smell as pumpkin cologne. The taste is a bit better, but not much. disclaimer Iím not a huge pumpkin beer fan and this wasnít an exemption.
Had from a bottle.
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 mL bottle from LCBO. Pours copper with little head and poor retention. Served at the suggested 4 deg Celsius, but actually got better as it warmed up. Spices and pumpkin dominate the nose. Vanilla prominent in the mouth. The palate is really quite syrupy smooth. It had a really sweet taste, reminding me of candy corns and amaretto. The alcohol is really well masked. Sweetness dominates the hops. Really a nice beer that I couldnít rate higher overall just because itís not really my style. However, once again Southern Tier shows their stuff!
Claymeister (74) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange appearance. Aroma is fantastic with caramel, nuts and pumpkin. Full bodied with a medium sweet taste. This is clearly my favorite pumpkin beer and is hands down the best. Highly recommend this one. Cheers!
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 This is the perfect brew for fall. Pours a distinctive orange hue while reluctantly forming a small foamy head. Has an incredibly fragrant odor of cinnamon and warm pumpkin spices. Goes down quite smooth leaving me looking forward to my next sip.
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a big fan of this style, but we have them. Liked this one a lot -c an actually taste the pumpkin as distinct from the pie spices. Seems balanced between the pumpkin and pie flavors, nice aroma like you are in the kitchen. Not overly sweet, but sweet enough that it is more of a dessert treat than something just to sit and drink. Liked it a lot, would buy again and serve to guests.
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared with illini08 and Duane. Poured a bright copper with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma was composed of 95% pumpkin and the rest yeast, hops, and some cinnamon. The taste was similar except for a bitter aftertaste that I canít really attribute to hops. This was decent, but Iíd like to try a better balanced pumpkin ale.
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours very nice deep golden color, very small head that left quickly. Little carbonation and a great aroma that reminds me of some spicy pumpkin latteís with the special little drop of booze that makes it warm you up just right. The amazing part is with the taste, you get it all, other than the alcohol. I loved the smoothness of this beer especially with the late tones of the pumpkin puree hitting you right before the slight aftertaste of hops.
Very well balanced beer and probably the best íflavor infusedí brew I have had to date. Great fun when baking up some pumpkin seeds in the oven after carving the Jack-o-lantern for the year.
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a fine bubbled off-white head. Rich aromas of cookies and pumpkin pie. Taste is light-medium sweet with just a touch of tart, with cookie malt base and complex constantly evolving highlights of spice and earthy hops and a rich long-lasting finish. Light-medium body, relatively soft carbonation, and a slightly sticky texture. Like pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust in a glass - love it.
heminator (72) - Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ok, this is probably the best pumpkin beer out there. A little heavy, but I have no idea how they got that much pumpkin flavor in there. It really is the perfect blend of pumpkin pie and beer. Get it fresh and on draft if you can.
Brewchacho4 (71) - Vancouver, WA, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taken from notes. On tap at By The Bottle on 10/27/2010. Served in a snifter. Color is a hazy amber with a thin white head. The nose is nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and hints of ginger. Flavor is much of the same, full of spices! Seriously like drinking liquid pumpkin pie. Very different from anything Iíve ever tasted. No way Iíd guess this is 9% ABV either! I imagine you either love this or you hate it. Personally, I canít wait to try this next year! It is exactly what it says it is, so you gotta give it props for that. Another win for ST!