Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerDocT:
2.63/5 rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Appearance 3.5: Lovely golden-orange and completely transparent. Nice 1/4" head quickly faded.
Smell 3.5: Interesting bouquet. I smell a sweet malt and slight hoppiness followed by a strange coconut scent. No pumpkin that I can detect.
Taste 2.0: Front features a type of burnt cardamum flavor that is detestable and the overshadowing coconut scent and flavor makes it even worse. This fades quickly into a middle that is somewhat bitter, but even here the coconut and spice won't leave my palate alone. The finish is somewhat harsh with hints of saltiness and a strange marshmallow taste. In the aftertaste, some hops seep through, but the destination is not worth the journey.
Mouthfeel 3.5: Good. Certainly would enhance the taste of the beer but the taste is not...uh....not to my preference.
Overall 2.5: Not my favorite beer. I rarely (if ever) stop drinking a beer and get rid of it, but I did this time. In my opinion, there is just too much going on here in this brew and most of it is not to my liking. This Halloween pumpkin beer was certainly all TRICK and no TREAT for me. I'll never look at Pepe Lopez the same way.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2013 06:22:18 | More by BeerDocT
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5/5 rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
In my opinion, Pumking is hands down, the best beer in the world. If it has ever been taken into outer space, it's probably the best beer there too. And it's not just it's "pie-in-a-glass" taste.
As your glass comes toward you, you first experience the beautiful color, then the wonderful aroma and then the perfect taste. Mouth feel is good too. If you like to just enjoy 1 or 2 beers, Pumking has substantial ABV that lessens the need for multiples.
It must be tough to brew a good pumpkin ale because I have tasted so many bad ones. There are none better than Southern Tier Pumking.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 18:13:17 | More by smurf5520
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,624 ratings.