thorongil2 (1865) - , Ontario, - OCT 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 (2012) (bottle) clear warm amber colour with a small light brown head; aromas of pumpkin, bread, grain; balanced flavour with long light bitter finish; creamy palate; best pumpkin beer to date
(2013) (tap) bright orange amber colour with a tall tan head; aromas of pumpkin pie, biscuit; rich balanced flavour; creamy palate, excellent
Obfuscate (312) - Minneapolis, - OCT 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím not a pumpkin beer drinker but my wife loves them and since this is considered one of the best I thought why not. The smell is sweet pumpkin. Alcohol is well hidden. I can see why for the style itís so high rated.
dhatton (215) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Body has a gilded orange hue with minimal dusting of white head. Delicious smell of pumpkin, candied yams, nutmeg, and vanilla. Light citrus spice taste followed by warm pumpkin flavors, banana bread, toasted coconut, and faint herbals. Creamy mouthfeel with very smooth finish.
Dorkenstein (177) - - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vibrant pumpkin and graham cracker aroma, vanilla and cinnamon too. Taste is just like the aroma with some hops in the finish.
freekyp (1692) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The clear and present king of pumpkin ales, Pumking greets its kingdom each fall with a triumphant fanfare of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. With a regal frothy beige crown and deep orange-brown surcoat, the Pumpking bestows its gourd-infused spice cake flavors upon its loyal and ferverent subjects. While the king is a jolly old soul, evoking visions of warm fireplaces on cool autumn nights, he also has a dangerous alcoholic side, well hidden from both flavor and aroma, than can rise up quickly, sending subjects stumbling towards their beds with a swift kick. The king ends the festivities with hoppy smack across the palate.
geologyguy (1035) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly sweet pumpkin and spice smell, taste is quite spiced with fall flavors, mostly cinnamon...very strong though...spiced flavor is quite strong..too much so...
markas101 (2057) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA via Plum Market. Slight haze, sweet aroma with something I can?t place. Flavor has some banana bread and herbs. Faint ginger lingers on the finish. Actually interesting compared to the overly pumpkin pie flavoured options.
tysongillmore (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Strange aroma right off the start. Kind of like graham cracker crust with but with some strange floral bitter after taste.
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ljthiessen (805) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating this from memory; had this a few times and forgot to rate it. One of the best pumpkin brews Iíve tried without a doubt, nice authentic pumpkin flavour with spice. An archetype of the style.
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Worden Hall, Boston. It pours clear golden with a decent white. The nose is sweet, earthy, pumpkin pie, allspice, candy and cardboard. The taste is bitter, earthy, pumpkin, decent amount of spice, alcohol boost, earth, caramel shortbread and pumpkin pie with quite a drying finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Ok for what it is.
seehaferb23 (117) - - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$8.60 at NW Growlers in Sherwood, Oregon. Tasted by the Cannery Row Beer Club. Cheers!
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