mar (5417) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
bottle thanks to bman1113vr I believe. amber with a cream head. pumpkin and spices on the nose. smooth on the palate with a pumpkin flavor and some smooth spices in the finish. Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. Clear light gold pour. Fantastic spicy smell. The right mix of fruit and flowers. A small bit of spice is also around. Taste is lightly fruit and grain infused. Pumpkin is sensed but not tasted. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Finally a beer that can rival pumpking, this one comes damn close, I still think I like Pumking more but this comes damn close. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose has a pumpkin kick. Taste is sweet, rich and quite big. Lots of seasonally spiced pumpkin! angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Clear orange pour. Aroma is pumpkin, spice, cinnamon. Flavor is pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, pumpkin pie. Quite good. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Bottle via a trade with Brigadier. Pours with a clear golden body and a fading white head. Aroma of cinnamon, florals, sweetness and a ton of pie. Taste is pie, cinnamon sugar, nutmeg, and pretty awesome overall. Medium carbonation. One of the better pumpkin beers out there.
Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2009 Courtesy of ogglethorpajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle: The aroma is very spicy with lots of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a minimal large bubbled head. The flavor starts with caramel and light pumpkin sweetness. The finish has light ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The spice in the flavor is nowhere near as strong as the aroma. Light-medium bodied with light carbonation.
Bottle from West Lakeview. I thought this was un-good. Nose of pumpkin and nutmeg, but quickly turns into cinnamon, sugar and Christmas spice - way overboard on the Christmas spice. Like drinking potpourri. Pass. StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Deep orange w/ thin off-white head. Aroma of nutmeg, allspice, with a touch of cinnamon. Medium bodied, starts slightly tangy and finishes moderately sweet. A good, spicy pumpkin beer, could be thicker and more ’meaty’ but a good beer. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to Brigadier: Pours a transparent deep orange with a thin, short-lived white head. Has a nicely spice cinnamon and pumpkin nose with some rich, sweet caramel toffee undertones. Starts with good fullness and sweet toasty caramel malty sweetness with a good balance of ginger and nutmeg with a touch of pumpkin flavor, but nowhere near as much as Southern Tier’s Pumking. Still a pretty flavorful and complex brew. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2009
22oz bottle from Binny’s. Pours a clear orange with a creamy beige head. That’s some pumpkin spice in the nose. Fake pumpkin filling, cinnamon, clove, and brown sugar with a little citrus. Flavors are similar and not bad at first but it quickly becomes too sweet and tough to drink. If you’re into pumpkin coffee drinks or other manufactured pumpkin themed flavors you might really enjoy this. But this is otherwise tough to finish.