Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.
A - Small white head from a gentle pour that receded to a small ring. The beer is a golden amber with good clarity. No lacing.
S - Rich roasted pumpkin, sweet vanilla. I get the spices but they are second to the actual pumpkin/malty sweetness.
T - The pumpkin gives the malt a twangy complexity. The malt has a caramel profile that fits well. Midway through the taste there is a sharp/astringent flavor. Finishes with a pleasant spice note and some sharper alcohol warmth.
M - Medium to medium-full body, Light carbonation, Semi-sweet.
O - The pumpkin used in these beer makes the world of a difference. The spiced complemented the beer rather than be the only resemblance of pumpkin. Appearance let me down with little head. Great smell from the pumpkin and spices. Great flavor complexity and good full feel to this imperial spiced beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2012 01:33:36 | More by Jparker37
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3.66/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
As for me, I'll wait until I taste some on tap.
A last thought: I assume the appearance earlier in the year, each year is to garner maximum shelf space in the seasonal aisle, but it's 90+ with high humidity today in NYC & just as I resist making pumpkin pies until the leaves start to turn, I think this may strike me more pleasantly in a few months.
08/20/13 On tap. This years model. I'm a big fan of this brew. This time around it feels a bit tamer on the mouth-feel and lingers on the tongue. Still a wonderful thing.
12/06/11 Once again, if it's on tap I'm not that far away. Whether it's from a hoard in the cooler or a fresh batch Rattle n Hum is on the case.
2012 Why I'm here today. This is a destination brew. If it's on your radar make a bee-line. Don't dilly-dally because it won't be there long.
2012 So glad to find this so late in the Pumpkin season. IMO this one gets it right. It's unique without being a side show novelty.
11/06/11 The 2009 vintage. BULLS EYE! This really hit the spot. Rarely do I order a second of the same brew @ Rattle n Hum because they have such a wide selection, but this one just wouldn't let me go. So. Tier needs to run this from Sept to March & then some. If there is beer in heaven, have 1 of the taps running this stuff.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 00:59:23 | More by seedyone
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,959 ratings.