mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I heard a lot of hype for this, so I am disappointed. Very strong on the cinnamon with a baked "flavor" at the end. Definitely have had pumpkin beers I like more...
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark orange with foamy white head that fades fast. Yup, smells just like pumpkin pie. Really awesome aroma on this. Taste is vanilla up front and pumpkin on the back with a tiny hint of bitterness and alcohol on the end. A little more carbonated and light bodied than I expected it to be. Itís not bad, but I feel like itís missing something. I guess maybe itís not as deep or as complex as I expected it to be. Nor is the vanilla-pumpkin flavor really pleasing to me. Mixed feelings on this one.
jimski (49) - - JAN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Southern Tier's Pumking has a beautiful copper color and a slight nutmeg/cinnamon
aroma. One can taste pumpkin with some spice up front with a dry finish.
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Shinskyweiser (49) - - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange. Foam dissipates quickly. Smells of sweet cream and nutmeg. Taste truly like liquid pumpkin pie, sweet cream, nutmeg, cinnamon,gingerbread and a hint of spice. Has a sweet taste with a dry finish which makes it very drinkable. I'm not usually a fan of pumpkin beers but this is a good one.
uoffgator (49) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Where do I start. Appearance is opaque, head not as tight as some other pumpkin brews but flavor... Oh my, exactly what you'd want out of a pumpkin ale. A bit is a tart finish but arguable justified due to the big body of this beer. Very good and highly recommended.
FirmButtstone (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pumpkin ale that actually has the taste of pumpkin instead of just over the top cinnamon and clove. This is new! I really love this beer, a great fall treat.
wolfenstein62 (48) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Even on a hot humid day, the Fall aromas just scream out of the glass. Lighter than most Pumpkin Ales in terms of color. That may be the only fault in this ale. All the flavors you would expect, but put together so all aspects of the flavors have a chance to shine. Beyond outstanding!!!
cavery (48) - 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 itís consistent with STís Modus Operandi. Not nearly as gimmicky as many other pumpkin beers.
DarkSideOfBeer (47) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Hoppy Loft Delirum CafŤ.
If You like the "wild" pumpking this is really full of that kind of taste, aftertaste very rich.
doppelthat (47) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The smell of this beer is unreal. Smells just like nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkins. It pours a hazy dark orange. It tastes very much like the aroma. Very much like the normal pumpkin spices but very well balanced. As for me I think most pumpkin ales that are done well are high on the alcohol side. It just seems to work better for this type of specialty beer. This beer is much better on tap than in the bottle as well.