Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,625 | Reviews: 1,667 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Gatch:
4/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Clear, golden-orange in color with a big, off-white and slightly yellow, fluffy head that leaves behind no lace or retention.
S: Wow. Never smelled such a sweet and sugary beer. Like a freshly baked pumpkin dessert. Very unique, very spiced while also very gourdy and very "fall." What I would imagine a pumpkin liqueur to smell like.
T: For what it is, it's well-crafted. It's a Pumpkin Ale, after all, so it should include things such as pumpkin, sweet and roasted malt, and spices. This has them all but in a good balance. While just a bit too sweet for me, it's an enjoyable beer for sipping and I'm glad I split the bomber with my brother. To me it tastes like spiced pumpkin bread with a hint of pumpkin liqueur thrown in during preparation of the batter.
M: Sweet, sugary, a bit boozy, and a bit cloying. The spices dominate the finish as the beer warms.
O: A satisfying Pumpkin Ale and probably one of the best of the style, albeit this style is very subjective and open to interpretation by the brewer. While I'm not a huge fan, I'm rating this according to style, where it scores quite well in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2012 03:03:19 | More by Gatch
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 4,625 ratings.