Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Orange amber body with a tiny white head. Doesn't appear to have much carbonation.
Brown sugar is the dominant aroma. Not clove or nutmeg or cinnamon. Not even pumpkin. Not malt or hops. What it really smells like is gingerbread.
Seriously, gingerbread. It tastes like liquid gingerbread. But the more time I spend with it, the more I think it resmbles that subtle blend of flavor found in fresh pumpkin pie. It doesn't taste like the "pumpkin" flavor that most pumpkin beers have or the pumpkin pie spices that provide the primary flavor in others. That's probably why I like it so much, it doesn't have that out of place, over the top spice flavor or artificiality. Somehow it just tastes like the real thing. It comes closer to the flavor of actual pumpkin pie than any beer I've ever had.
Tastes like fall, but in a way I wasn't expecting. Works far better than most other attempts at the Pumpkin Ale style. In fact, it just might be my favorite. Would pair beautifully with Autumn desserts.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2011 23:50:21 | More by BradLikesBrew
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