Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.6/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3
I have been waiting to review this for quite some time, quite possibly my favorite pumpkin beer in existence. This is a real treat, and my friends introduced it to me on tap in a goblet last year. I am reviewing a 22 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter.
A - This pours a BRIGHT orange. It is perhaps the most orange beer I have ever seen. Very clear but vibrant color. You know you are in for something unique already. The head disappears quickly but in this case that's a good thing. This is how a pumpkin ale should look like.
S - I agree this is perhaps the best smelling pumpkin beer there is. WOW. Rich and spicy. Smells more like a baked pumpkin pie than beer! Smells more bready than other pumpkin ales, and not just full of spice.
T - Wow. Sweetness up front followed by spice and pumpkin. The lasting flavor is of pumpkin pie and buttery crust. I don't know how they infuse a crust taste into this beer but it's like drinking liquid pumpkin pie! I get some notes of vanilla in the aftertaste as well as even more pumpkin! At the end I get a slight hoppiness. My only complaint is that you can really taste the booze about halfway through, but the other tastes are just sensational. Such a treat in the fall.
M - Creamy and thick, it almost FEELS spicy to your mouth.
D - This beer is meant to be savored, I suggest pouring it and noting how the flavor changes as the beer comes to room temperature, as is my approach to rich stouts. A bomber usually satisfies me quite well.
I am asking the store to order me a case of this one so I can have one on special occasions over the holidays, I like it that much. If you see this one please please please give it a try after a good fall meal, it is truly outstanding. Each sip leaves me wanting more. This beer is so good and it is sad that it only comes once a year. Another amazing big beer from Southern Tier!
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2009 00:37:45 | More by BeerPhan86
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