Very sweet and cookie/cake like
Well, well, well,; we finally meet. I have had other Southern Tier beers and found them enjoyable and now I get to sample the fabled Pumpkin ale. I was told it was one of the best pumpkin ales out there. We shall see sir. We shall see.
The first smell is very different. It’s hard to describe since it seems like a pumpkin-y smell, but favors a pumpkin cookie smell. Slightly on the gingerbread trail if I say so. The first taste does confirm this cookie-esque smell. It pours with a nice orange-y blonde hue with a nice amount of head. The first taste is like a pumpkin bread taste more than a pumpkin beer taste. This will go over well with people who like a candy/cookie tasting ale. personally I don’t find it appealing in a beer. It is drinkable and forms well and dissipates after drinking, but you still have to first taste it and then let it roll over the tongue to the back of your throat. It is a noble attempt, which I respect because this tastes nothing like the millions of copy cats. It fails in my mind because of the beer as dessert liquor. I respect the after dinner aperitif and the string followings and the gastrointestinal benefits to those after dinner fares. This weights in at a nice 8.6% alcohol by volume. I just don’t see this as the beer I would drink out at a bar while ordering some wings. Don’t get me wrong, I am not advocating the expansion of the Sam Adams’s Pumpkin ales. I just want to move this field in to the next phase and this is a valiant attempt, but it is more of a dessert beer than anything and those are very rare. If you want to make this a better dessert beer then you should up the ABC and makes this a savoring beer than a drinking beer. This beer comes in a 750ml bottle and not a six-pack. I can’t recommend it unless you really want to taste it. It’s would be good after a rich meal as an aperitif but there are better aperitif than this. It would work as a possible novelty during Thanksgiving. This is a call you have to make, but I don’t recommend this beer unless you are really in to pumpkin cookies or cakes and love aperitif. If so go right ahead, if not try a different beer.
I had high hopes from being recommended this beer last year and not being able to find it. But I did take that in account and my review stands as it is. That’s to Suzanne for suggesting the beer and leading me on a year long quest. Even if I didn’t totally enjoy the beer, I did enjoy the hunt.
pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale
brewed with pagan spirit
||Pumking is an ode to Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Púca is said to waylay travelers throughout the night, tossing them on its back, and providing them the ride of their lives, from whichthey return forever changed! Brewed in the spirit of All Hallows Eve, a time of year when spirits can make contact with the physical world and when magic is most potent. Pour Pumking into a goblet and allow it’s alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its deep copper color entrance you as your journey into this mystical brew has just begun. As the first drops touch your tongue a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds making it difficult to escape. This beer is brewed with pagan spirit yet should be enjoyed responsibly.
8.6% abv • 12.7ºL • Imperial Pumpkin Ale • 22 oz / 1/2 keg / 1/6 keg
Enjoying the last Pumpkin ale in the fridge. Need to get more before the season is over.
Need to get ready for the stoudts and other heavier beers. Put on that Winter coat of fats to keep warm.
Here’s a little known fact. Polar bears are Irish. Hahaha!
Kudos to good old PSU.
Irish Polar Bears
Worst Pumpkin Beer ever!!
Sorry for the delay in this review, but being under the weather is as it sounds. I have seen this beer before but I have never tried the brand. This is going to be short and sweet.
I tasted this beer and well… The aroma smell like a really sweet pumpkin pie. The first taste is horrible, it’s like a badly mixed pumpkin pie. I have to ask if they actually ever baked a pumpkin pie or did they just throw the ingredients together for a pumpkin filling can. This does not work as a beer at all. The second taste is still more of the same a badly flavor pumpkin pie that is too sweet and has too many spices. It is crisp in the middle and movers fast to the finishing taste but by that point it is too late. I choked down this swill and stopped around mid bottle. I want my money back for this dishwater. I don’t think there is anybody that would say this is a great or even good beer. I say take a pass on this beer forever, in fact leave a wide berth of this dreck. I’d go as far as saying this is the worst beer I’ve had this month.
Tirolerhüte (Bavarian traditional hats) have goat hair that is highly prized and expensive in Germany, the more tufts of goat hair in your Tirolerhüte the wealthy you are considered to be.
It's good to be the king
There’s nothing like a screaming with a scepter over its head. The Weyerbacher brewery hails from Easton PA. The great beer making state of Pennsylvania. It’s the epitome of a small brewery. Very simple advertisement and very straight forward website. But the king pumpkin is cool, laying down the law with its iron pumpkin fist.
When you first smell this beer you will sense its a well-rounded beer with a lot of detail out in to it. The smell is crisp and slightly spicy. You can’t tell from the aroma that the first taste is hit to the mouth. It is delicious, full flavored and rich. You get the flavor of the spices more than the pumpkin. You’ll taste a spice kick at the end when you are swallowing. It nice and refreshing to have this light pumpkin and heavier than usual spiced beer. It’s a total joy to drink. The finishing taste and smell are smooth and help finish the whole experience. This beer is not too heavy and weights in at 8% alcohol by volume and is fiestier than a lot of the rest of the beers that I have tasted. So this will keep you warm and you won’t realise it because of its light texture and smooth finish. You will notice it after a couple. I recommend the Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Weyerbacher brewery, it’s one to keep on the yearly list of pumpkin beers. Huzzah!!
Yesterday was the 200th anniversary of the wedding of Bavarian Crown Ludwig to Princess Theresa von Sachsen-Hildurghausen. Yes, I know I should’ve had this tidbit yesterday, but I also was drinking.
Like a pyramid for a pharaoh, we set out to make a bold monument for The King of the Pumpkins!
This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is the mother of all pumpkin ales. It is heartier, spicier, and more “caramelly” and “pumpkiny” than its faint brethren! We have added lots of pumpkin along with Cinnamon, Nutmeg and a touch of cardamom and clove giving this beer a spicy, full-bodied flavor. This truly is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale.
Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night, or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream. It is available August through November.
Retro Pumpkin girl (Mad Men Style)