Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by GusDom:
4.7/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Let me start off by saying that I love me some pumpkin pie and anything else pumpkin. I was first introduced to this beer by a coworker of mine, he described the taste and I was filled with excitement soon after.
I bought a bottle right away. Opening the bottle unleashes a strong smell of sweet spices. Pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon dominate the smell. The beer itself is a clear copper color. Not much of a head, it has a faint ivory color. Tasting the beer is like eating dessert and drinking at the same time. The pumpkin really shines in the taste and gives it a full flavor accompanied by a very "bready" taste, almost like gingersnaps or pie crust. The hops are apparent and strong enough to remind your brain that this is still a beer. Oddly enough the alcohol doesn't show up much on the taste buds, it almost masks the alcohol completely making this a very easy to drink beer. It is very sweet on the mouth, very sweet. The after taste is both sweet and spicy with the kick coming from the cinnamon and the nutmeg. Its pretty complex in flavor and aroma, but not too much so.
I would definitely drink this with a Thanksgiving meal for a massive taste bud orgasm. This is my favorite "fall" beer and hope everyone tries it at least once in their lives. Remember, this has an ABV of 9%, the alcohol is not present in the taste so drink slower and savor the beer, as it should be done regardless.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2010 04:42:04 | More by GusDom
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