Oh, pumpkin beers - where do I even start? Generally speaking, I don't really like them. I love pumpkin pie but that is about as far as I go with the flavor. Years ago, when I started drinking craft beer, I thought it was quite strange to brew with pumpkin. Every one I tried just seemed bland; the flavor was there but nothing really stood out about the style. I had given up hope until I tried Southern Tier's Imperial Pumking.Â Unlike most pumpkin beers, Pumking is packed full of flavor. It tastes and smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar, all of which instantly reminds you of a fresh-baked pumpkin pie. That being said, I can state with certainty that this is my favorite pumpkin beer, and I will be buying the local store out for my holiday dessert sessions.