King Don's Original Pumpkin Ale - Catawba Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
3.75/5 rDev -8.1%
12oz can into a pint glass.
Pours a clear deep copper with a tiny fizzy head that quickly disappears. No lacing at all. Appearance is less than stellar.
Aroma is really really good. Loaded with nutmeg and cinnamon with some nice light caramel undertones. Almost a little creaminess in there.
The flavor also hits the spices really hard and closely matches the aroma with cinnamon and nutmeg. A little caramel and toast along with whipped cream. Very light hoppiness in the background and a slightly chalky mouthfeel.
Overall, this is a very nice pumpkin beer that hits the spices really hard. While not the best out there it is certainly enjoyable.
08-15-2014 00:29:21 | More by rangerred
4.11/5 rDev +0.7%
on draft at beer study in chapel hill, into a snifter.
pours a very dark orange with a typical inch thick head. smell is of a lot of cloves and nutmeg...extreme amount of spice on the aroma. the taste is also filled with spicinees, but its lacking the typical super sweetness that you usually find in pumpkin beers. this definitely helps and is a big plus...you still know you're drinking a beer! light body though, but this is lower in ABV so expected.
overall one of the better pumpkin beers I've had. recommended.
10-08-2013 20:35:49 | More by Axnjxn
3.68/5 rDev -9.8%
Appearance: The orange colored liquid wears a nice crown of foam that drapes a few strands of lace
Smell: Pumpkin pie spices galore
Taste: Pumpkin pie spices dominate the flavor profile, too; this is one of those pumpkin beers that is all about the spicing so it is hard to taste any pumpkin in the mix
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: I like a bit more balance in my pumpkin beers but this is a very nice example of the spice-forward aspects of the style
09-22-2012 20:18:43 | More by brentk56
3.73/5 rDev -8.6%
Picked up this growler from Brawley's Beverage in Charlotte, NC. Poured into a Unibroue Becker style glass.
A - medium-dark reddish brown color; slightly hazy; white head consists mostly of a ring around the glass and faded to nothing; no lacing that i noticed
S - clove and nutmeg, light vegetable
T - right off the bat you taste clove, cinnamon and nutmeg; the nutmeg tastes very fresh and is almost a bit peppery; not dry by any means but not as sweet as i expected; honey and toffee in the finish; would have liked a slightly maltier backbone maybe
M - light-ish carbonation; body is medium and slightly coating; linger consists of pumpkin spices - mostly nutmeg
D - very drinkable as it is light and crisp despite a medium body and slightly coating mouthfeel; spices are pronounced but not too heavy; sweetness level is in the right area - not cloying like some pumpkin beers; would seek out again for fall sessions
09-13-2011 03:58:30 | More by cwguy5
King Don's Original Pumpkin Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.