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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,962 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 4,962
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 334
Gots: 596 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
19 Degrees Plato
8.8 Degrees L
2-row Pale Malt
Caramel Malt
Pureed Pumpkin

Kettle Hops: Magnum
Aroma Hops: Sterling

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 08-26-2007)
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Reviews by Douglas14:
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Douglas14

California

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a super clean, clear orange color with an orange head that is thick, dense, and fluffy. Immediately, the presence of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and "pumpkin" hits your nose. The flavor mimics the aroma profile...liquid pumpkin pie...absolutely awesome. The flavor helps to solidify what you are trying to detect in the nose. It has a medium body, and a finish that lasts for a long time even after you swallow. Also, the 9% ABV is a nice treat...I guess you would say it's the whipped cream of this serving.

In typical Southern Tier fashion, this beer offered me more direct pumpkin pie flavor than any other Pumpkin Ale I have tried.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2008 22:49:46 | More by Douglas14
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July 2014 - Bottle dated May 2014. This years model seems less sweet, with a slight hoppy bitterness. The aroma is still highly spiced but it does not carry with the dryness left on the palate. I was expecting/hoping for something a tad sweeter. There have been occurrences when I was told it was "too sweet" for some tastes. This version should bring those to the fold.

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,962 ratings.