Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by CortexBomb:
3.9/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pour is clear golden orange with almost no head to speak of. A little dust on the top of the glass but that's it. Spiced nose, big time. Pumpkin notes, all spice, cinnamon, caramel, toasted grain, great nose.
Flavour is clean and toasty, the pumpkin is clearly there at all times, and is accompanied by light cinnamon and all spice, big on the bread, huge in fact. A very effective pumpkin brew.
The mouthfeel is a shade above average. It's a big beer, so it's naturally a bit thicker than normal, but I think it could have been improved with more carbonation (god forbid thinking how snazzy this would be on a nitro tap...). The drinkability is also a skosh above average, one of the better pumpkin beers I've had, and probably my favourite one with these spices since the long-dead Harry Magill's Spiced Stout from Bell's. That said, I can't see buying more than one or two of these a year and largely for the novelty. The flavour is also intense enough to be a bit much for one person. This is a good bomber to split with a friend come September and October though.
The bottom line: If you want pumpkin pie beer, then Southern Tier has got your brew. Very evocative of Fall, and a very effective pairing of the spices, pumpkin, and bread. If you like this type of beer, Pumking is a must try.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2008 02:31:41 | More by CortexBomb
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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 4,627 ratings.