TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2008
This is a stand out in what has become the overdone world of pumpkin ales. finally got to try this bottle which i bought and held onto for a couple of weeks. poured clear orange with thin head. the smell was like rice-pudding, heavy on the vanilla and a bit of cinnamon. while most pumpkin beers go for a pumpkin pie taste with thier spices i found this to be more like pumpkin bread because of a overall bready taste mixed with one of the strongest and most authentic pumpkin tastes ever found in a beer. also found nutmeg and tapioca notes int he taste. the palate was very creamy but this just might be an after affect of so much pumpkin in the beer. Ungstrup (37885) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of spices - especially cardemomme, reminding me of a Christmas cake. The flavor is sweet with notes of cake dough, spices - especially muscat nuts and cinnamon, and candied sugar. The body is thin. Reminds of of Danish Brunkager. kopher (593) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Orange, thin white head.
Aroma is sweet and vegetable-y, better than most pumpkins. Mild taste, much better balance than most, sweet, light on the spices and has distinct vegetable (I guess pumpkin) flavor, and finishes with a nice hoppyness.
Smooth, and alcohol is very hidden. Maybe just a bit thin though. KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 I am always looking for a good pumpkin ale to try.... PumkIng is by far my fav... The aroma is the most distinct I have smelled, it truly tastes like the perfect slice of pumpkin pie topped with fresh whipped cream gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2008
This was a very interesting and complex beer!!! It poured a clear orange color with some carbonation bubbles rising in glass. There was only a thin tan head that disappeard to just a film rather quickly. I would have rated appearance higher if it had a nice head.
The aroma was very complex. I detected nutmeg, cloves, caramel and what I thought was kettle corn as well as spice cake. There was a slighly creamy texture to the beer and a combination of a spice cake/kettle corn flavor. This was a excellent beer and my favorite pumpkin beer so far.
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle acquired via beastiefan2k...Eugene, you ROCK!!! This is definitely the most authentic pumpkin-flavored beer I’ve ever had. The pumpkin pie spices are a bit more subtle (cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice, sugar) than in other examples I’ve had. It does taste as if this one is actually brewed with pumpkin. Can actually taste the buttery, flakey crust...incredible spicy, genuine pumpkin flavor, and invisible alcohol. A great beer!!! Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2008
slightly cloudy amber brew with fair amount of carbonation present on the side of the glass. Extremely pumpkin pie aroma, solid all-spice and nutmeg in the forefront. Light to medium bodied. strong alcohol burn initially then overwelming pumpkin and all-spice, nutmeg flavor...Outstanding. tomatohead (3) - , Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2008 does not count
I actually like this more than any pumpkin beer I’ve ever had, but that’s not saying much for me.
It’s kind of like pumpkin taffy without the sugar. It’s smooth, and it’s spicy- but the spicy is more cinnamon and clove rather than cinnamon and nutmeg.
I’m sure I’m gonna buy it again before this season is over. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle. Sparkling orange/amber color with a small head. Aroma smells of roasted pumpkin and nice smooth malt. Flavor actually tastes like my mom’s homemade pumpkin pie and not like pumpkin pie spices. Wow, well done and this is the best pumpkin beer I have ever had. IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle: Pour is medium clear golden with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is strong of real pumkin and a ton of nutmeg, allspice, and clove. Very well blended brew right away but after 10 seconds, the spice took over and it became a bit over-spiced. Damn good effort by Southern Tier and a damn good brew but just a little tweaking could do a ton for this brew. Alcohol was well hidden and Flavor overall was not lacking even the slightest. Good brew and I would definitely go out of my way to buy this brew for Thanksgiving to share with my family and friends. Damn good Holiday beer.