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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,964 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 4,964
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 334
Gots: 597 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
19 Degrees Plato
8.8 Degrees L
2-row Pale Malt
Caramel Malt
Pureed Pumpkin

Kettle Hops: Magnum
Aroma Hops: Sterling

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 08-26-2007)
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BB1313

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This might be the most unique beer ever. It does have a buttery popcorn smell which could be scary, but it tastes amazing. You have to pour pretty hard to get a nice head on it, otherwise not much going on in that deparment. It's very light in color. As intense as the pumpkin is, it's far from a spice overload. Cinnamon goes unnoticed for the most part, although there are some spices. This is so bold and robust. It's such a treat to have each fall. This is not just the best pumpkin beer, but just an amazing beer period.

It loses some points for its drinkability, but gains em back with originality. The aromas and flavors are unique and incredible. Get some!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 17:06:35 | More by BB1313
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A last thought: I assume the appearance earlier in the year, each year is to garner maximum shelf space in the seasonal aisle, but it's 90+ with high humidity today in NYC & just as I resist making pumpkin pies until the leaves start to turn, I think this may strike me more pleasantly in a few months.

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,964 ratings.