Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,624 | Reviews: 1,667 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JamesShoemaker:
3.98/5 rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
650 ml bottle poured into a snifter and tulip. The bottle says "pour into a goblet," but I don't have a goblet.
A - per the last reviewer, this beer pours a very, very unique color. Almost completely transparent orange, unnaturally bright. Red hues, almost like a DIPA, but very clear.
S - not many beers taste exactly like they smell, but this one does. Hints of nutmeg, a little anise maybe, but a lot of vanilla. Big smells coming from the snifter.
T - really good. By far the best pumpkin beer I've ever had. That's not saying a lot, because I don't really care for pumpkin beers, but the flavor here was unique to say the least. Like the smell, lots of vanilla and a bigger nutmeg presence. Some cinnamon, but not a lot.
M - meh. This beer didn't stick around in my mouth. The high(ish) ABV (for a pumpkin) is nowhere to be found.
O - like I said, the best pumpkin beer I've ever had. Unlike the last reviewer, I particularly enjoyed my experience, and I may just have to get this at the next harvest.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2012 01:15:50 | More by JamesShoemaker
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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 4,624 ratings.