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 (11402) - 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. Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Pours a clear honey amber with white head. Smells of cloves pumpkin and caramel. Flavor reminds me of a starbuck’s pumpkin latte. Body is light with little carbonation. GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Absolutely the best pumkin beer I have ever tasted. Don’t pass this one up. Tasted like liquid pumkin pie. Score one for Phin and the crew! Can’t wait till next year to get some more.
MuttyD (93) - Cambridge, USA - OCT 1, 2008
The name says it all. Beautiful orange pour with almost no head. Low carbonation, very silky on the palate. Tastes like pumpkin pie. Excellent. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Growler thanks to Ryan. Keg from 2012. Clear orange pour. Medium foamy head. Nose is all spice, clove, pumpkin spice, molasses, cinnamon and vanilla. Flavor is vanilla, pumpkin, fall, all spice, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, not a ton of residual sugars with a low bitter finish, and not much alcohol. Tastes like eating a piece of pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Delicious!
Original: Clear orange pour, nice lacing...does an excellent job at what it’s trying to be, taste just like pumkin pie...overall a great job, recommend for fall/winter 10 3 9 2 12 Optigon (561) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Pours deep brown with a moderate head. Aroma is VERY spicy. Excellent, thick mouth feel with a strong flavor of cinnamon and other pumpkin pie crust spices. Freakin’ awesome! BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 30, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2009 Bottle thanks to zathrus13.Pours with a small, foamy, off-white head with a clear orange body. Aroma is sweet pumpkin pie and spices with everything but the whipped cream. Taste is sweet, nutty, nutmeg, pie crust, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, the taste even has a bit of the whipped cream that the nose is missing. The alcohol is well hidden. Water like mouthfeel, with medium amounts of carbonation. Would always welcome this in a trade around this time of year. Great stuff!!! That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Jakebra crush. Aight, I have definitely had worse beers. That being said, not a fan of the Pumking. The smell is offensive at first, then you get used it, then it’s offensive again. Taste is pie crust, sourness, and dry dryness that leaves your tongue stuck to the roof of your mouth. Very disappointed.