Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
8.6% ABV, 19° P, ingredients. Best served in Goblet @ 40° F, no date.
A - Pumking is a crystal clear shimmering orange amber topped by a well-formed off-white head. After lingering around briefly, the foam seemed to vanish in an instant leaving no lace in it's wake.
S - Pumking bursts fourth with vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream dashed with cinnamon and nutmeg abounding and a drizzle of warm caramel. If that weren't enough, it's all plopped on top of a rich, fresh slice of pumpkin pie. Biscuity malt creates a pie crust smell but the whole combination, which is truly exceptional, is knocked back just a peg by a cooked white rice nose.
T - Almost exactly like the aroma, Pumking is like pumpkin pie with a blob of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkled with a lot of cinnamon and nutmeg, all drizzled with warm caramel topping. That's pretty much what's going on here...until the end when the hops kick in lightly and round out the sweet, creamy beer and give it a nice, moderately dry finish. It's not all dessert though. Grainy pale malt and caramel malt as well as a trace of alcohol spice crosses the palate through the back end.
M - Creamy and smooth at first, the carbonation is present and moderate but does well not disrupting the initial feel of the beer until the finish when there's a light bite upon swallowing. Spices dance on your tongue joyously through the long finish as the hop presence slowly dries out and creates a more crisp feel. Ever-changing and simply amazing, Pumking not only tastes delicious but feels great! And for those cool fall evenings, the faint alcohol also creates a nice warmth.
O - Pumking could be the quint-essential fall beer. Warm and soothing with alcohol, it'll make you feel good on a cold day and really adds to the best season in the universe. Not overly spicy, more pumpkin does the work in developing that sought-after pie-like flavor. Nicely balanced, this pumpkin beer, while strong and assertive, still carries beer characteristics with it,
Serving type: bottle
10-31-2012 23:48:31 | More by BeerFMAndy
More User Reviews:
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 4,623 ratings.