BrettTaylor (451) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 bottle. Pours a golden color with slight orange overtones. Poured with a 3 finger head, which quickly dissipates. Leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is very dominantly pumpkin with notes of spices underneath. Unlike other tasters, the taste is overwhelmingly clove initially, so much so that it is almost unpleasant. The mid taste is sweet and smooth from the pumpkin and malt. The finish is slightly bitter, but not typical of hops. The alcohol is apparent but this is still pretty drinkable except for the overwhelming clove. Maybe this was an off bottle since I don’t see any other reviews with this level of clove on the palate. Note at end of bottle - clove taste decreases dramatically with time in the glass.
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday Tasting. Pours a clear golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, old fruits. Flavor is very herbal, lots and lots of cinnamon, some pumpkin flavors. Like most other pumpkin beers, this is very herbal. Kinda like it, long herbal aftertaste. Overall a very herbal forward beer, as expected, quite okay.
deanso (5024) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting..
thin white head. Clear golden pour. Typical pumpkin taste. Very smooth. Enjoyable
djd07 (3254) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong nutmeg, spice, cinnamon, graham cracker. Medium mouthfeel with pumpkin, graham cracker, cinnamon, nutmeg, abd light spice finish. Very good.
Howlader (660) - - JUL 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draught, in bottles - both many times. One of the best pumpkin beers around.
conway (1301) - - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Gold with little head. Aroma and taste are pumpkin pie. Nice bready notes. Excellent for a pumpkin beer.
miquelcrush (1172) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cervesa bona, bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Cerveza buena. bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I don’t get the hype behind this beer, it sits on shelves in DFW still. Poured a clear dark gold almost brown color with off-white head. Some pumpkin pie spice and another aroma on it that makes my gag, just not good; same for the palate. The bottle was pretty much a drain pour. Did not like this one at all.
androman (295) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml shared bottle @ home from De Molen beershop, 2013 edition. Hazy pumpkin orange color, nearly flat white head. Aroma very strong sweetish apple pie and coconut smell, flavor is pumpkin, syrup, slightly hoppy, coconut, caramel. Taste medium sweetness, light to medium bitterness, hint of vegetable sourness. Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, fruity-sweetish finish with some hoppy bitterness. Refreshing, easy to drink, very interesting, delicious dessert beer.
generallee08 (523) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The body has a medium amber color with good clarity. Its head is slightly off white in color, about average in size and quickly settles down to a thin covering of bubbles. It has a sweet and creamy pumpkin pie-filling aroma with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and malt. The flavor of sweet and creamy mashed pumpkin jumps out on the tongue. Nutmeg and cinnamon are noticeable and is in perfect balance for me. Underneath there is a good layer of doughy and sweet malt with some hints of spicy hops in the finish. It has a rich, medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture and soft carbonation. The flavor is wonderful like a slice of pumpkin pie with cream toping! Outstanding!!!
jimmythefalcon (26) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Pumking I tasted was the 2013 variety. Nice copper coloring and delicious pumpkin spice smell. Reminds me of fall in a big way. ST rocks and this is just another great beer from the brewery.