Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I had been waiting for this one to come out again. Unfortunately I've been looking at a smattering of other fall beers for weeks now, especially the proliferation of pumpkin beers out this year. And yet I still don't think any of them touch Southern Tier's.
A: Pours a nice clear resiny amber with moderate head that didn't seem to linger all that long, though there were constantly tiny bubbles rising from the bottom. The coloring is much more vibrant than many of the other pumpkin beers that I've come across. Very attractive.
S: Just like I remember from last year. Very buttery and creamy, with tame spicy aromatics, and a nice caramel backbone.
T: A little more spice than the aroma would indicate, but the butter and toffee are there. There is actually a lingering bitterness after all the festivities subside, which I feel makes the sweet toffee and slight booziness more inviting to the next sip. Definitely a more balanced beer versus the all spice/pumpkin pie that you find with other beers of the style.
M: Has a thinner mouthfeel than other beers that I would consider dessert beers, but by no means watery. A nice carbonation that starts with a slight prickle which accentuates what little spice is there and gives way to a creaminess that solidifies the buttery goodness.
O: Still my favorite pumpkin beer. Definitely affordable for what you get. A tasteful use of pumpkin and spice, but with a different take on the style, than what I've seen. At least compared to the 14 or so commercial examples that I have access to here in Maine.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2011 04:26:58 | More by 4thmedbn
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