rlgk (12401) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Rattle&Hum, NYC. Cloudy orange beer with a nice offwhite head. Pumpkin aroma, sweetish, nutmeg, toffee, caramel, salty, woody, juniper berries, cedar, herbal, some nuts. Grassy flavor, pumpkin, salty, nutmeg, hazelnuts, sawdust, cinnamon, ginger, woody, cedar, juniper berries, caramel notes, pumpkin, herbal, fruity notes and with some hazelnuts. Amazing, I honestly never thought I’d give a pumpkin beer a rating like this. But this is so good.
brokensail (12359) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pumking pours an opaque amber color with plenty of copper and orange highlights. A fluffy white head sits atop the beer.
S: It smells like pumpkin pie in a glass. A great sweetness and all of the usual pumpkin pie spices such as cinnaomon, nutmeg, and all spice. A bit of a graham cracker and marshmallow aroma are present as well.
T: Much like the nose would let on. A soft pumpkin flavor and a lot of the sweet and spicy characteristics of pumpkin pie. The marshmallow that was present in the nose is much more pronounced on the palate. There’s a bit of a "pie crust" taste on this too.
M: The carbonation is fairly light and this is to the benefit of the beer, I feel. It is very smooth on the tongue and quite full bodied.
D: A great flavor and aroma, but like actual pumpkin pie, I’m not sure how much of this I could actually drink.
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear deep orange with a medium-sized creamy off-white head. Wow! An absurdly amount of pumpkin (could smell across the room after the glass was empty an hour or more later)…also notes of nutmeg, caramel, and French vanilla candle. Flavor of pumpkin, caramel, homemade vanilla ice cream melting, and whip cream that is reminiscent of Thanksgiving Day dessert.
bhensonb (12014) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Depending on the light, it pours copper, light orange gold or amber. Head is 1 finger and whiteish. This stuff smells a bit gingerbread, but there sure is pie spice. Medium body, mild carbonation. It tastes ginger bread to me - but maybe with some pie spice. This is pretty unique. Never had anything like it. Oh. It’s really good.
chrisv10 (11980) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2011. Clear deep golden with small white head. Aroma is "pebernødder", malt, spices and cardamom. Flavour is malt, spices, cardamom, cinnamon, "pebernødder", little caramel, medium sweet and a little bitter.
Koelschtrinker (11945) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vollmundig gewürziger Antrunk, trocken nach Kürbis, mild herb. Hell schokoladig, Noten von Spekulatius, Zimt, steigende Süße. Zum Ende schwerer, gut! 9/10/8/11/9/9
gunnfryd (11913) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin, fruit, cinnamon, ginger. Flavour is ginger, malt, fruit, cinnamon, pumkin, spices. Weird beer.
argo0 (11897) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Small off-white head diminishes quickly, crystal clear amber body. Aroma is not especially strong, medium sweet, ginger/allspice, light clove. Taste is medium sweet, pumpkin pie, light allspice. Fair amount of alcohol evident, though its presence becomes more muted as the beer approaches room temperature For that matter, the beer as a whole kept improving as it warmed, peaking at room temperature. Smooth medium-full body. From my perspective, the high alcohol doesn’t enhance pumpkin beers, as I don’t think too highly of Weyerbacher’s either. Final score is a composite of consuming the bottle as it warmed from 52F to room temperature (71F) -- the lower temp would have scored worse, and the higher temp would have rated higher.
Tmoney99 (11582) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured clear copper color with a large off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid doughy pumpkin pie and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Heavy balanced carrot cake flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of long duration. Standout seasonal beer.
Theydon_Bois (11500) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Cask, Pimlico Feb ’12.
Hazy dark orange in colour almost verging on a light ’rusty’ brown akin to the canal by the railway line in Kidsgrove, Staffs (that might mean something to someone !?!?!).
Smells sweet, spiced, cloves, a little pumpkin but not too so in my opinion, maybe some ginger in there?
Lots of flavours combine in this complex beer. Butterscotch, Pumpkin and sweet popcorn were the 3 headline flavours, these were backed up by nutmeg, clove, ginger, syrup and other spices.
Mouthfeel was bang on, medium leaning to full in body, limited carbonation and a warming feeling as you digested!