tgncc (3144) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Long time want, courtesy of trade with Ernesto987. I’m still looking for any pumpkin beer to compete with Pumking. This isn’t it. The nose is strong with pumpkin, spices, cinnamon in particular. The appearance is a translucent if slightly cloudy amber, white head. The flavor is just like the aroma. Medium in body, creamy mouthfeel. The finish is spicy, pine. Solid performer, but it just doesn’t ascend above most other pumpkin beers. Thanks Ernesto. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle: Muddled copper, honing in on full opacity with an off-white, slightly less than an inch-thick head on top. Recedes at a normal pace. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, graham cracker, caramel malt, toasted bread, small hint of apple pie spice (cardamom? allspice?), & a touch of leafy hoppage closing things out. Nice. Nutmeg is heaviest on the palate with cinnamon at a close second. Small leafy bitterness from the hops that fades into a soft, apple-like sweetness with an overshadow of sweet caramel & toasted graham cracker malts. Slight ginger spice works its way into the mix adding a cookie vibe in the final moments. Malty finish of caramel & nutmeg, though not overly sweet. Semi-creamy mouth feel. A really nice pumpkin ale, better than most of the "easily" available offerings in my area. jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2011
From the tap poured an orange color with a small amount of head. Sweet spicy malty flavor with a lingering finish. MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at Fireworks Pizza in Leesburg, VA.
Clear, dark copper with a small off-white head and fair lacing.
Aroma of pumpkin pie, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.
Taste of brown sugar, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel and cola.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2010
12 oz. bottle via trade with ksurkin - Pours a slightly hazy light brown color with a small off white head. Very little lacing. Aroma is sweet spices. Flavor is the same. Medium body. Not bad for a Pumpkin beer. Thanks Ken.
Emeister84 (2648) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Smells like pumpkin pie. Clear orange-gold with a fairly lasting white head. Sweet, lots of pumpkin and spices. Medium bodied. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
09/28/2013. Sampled at a local tasting. Amber color with a white head. Aromas of malt, spice, pumpkin. Nutmeg and cinnamon flavors. Good if you’re into this style of beer, but not my kind. boxofrane (2559) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours reddish brown with a small white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is full of pumpkin.. Much more than others. There is also plenty of nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste is mostly pumpkin pie and reminds me of a spicier version of pumking. Really solid. StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy of Dan. Thanks. Pours a translucent copper color with a very small white head that immediately dissipates. The aroma is big and bold with pumpkin, cloves, and allspice. The flavor is similar to the nose, lots of spicy pumpkin set in a biscuit malt base. The palate was just a bit thinner than I would prefer and the carbonation was soft. Finished long with lingering cloves. Overall: One of the best pumpkin ales, this is a real treat. Thanks again.