Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 ounce bomber poured into my Schlafly tulip glass.
A - Clear, orange - copper colored, with minimal off-white head and no lacing.
S - The dominant scent for me was the bready / biscuity smell. Very reminiscent of graham crackers. Some of the pumpkin pie spices as well and some malt. No hop aroma whatsoever.
T & M - Not a lot of carbonation. Again, you get a lot of the graham cracker / bready taste up front, followed with a lot of spice. The graham cracker scent and taste is very unique to this pumpkin beer. It is like you are drinking a slice of pumpkin pie. A little creamy feel to it. Alcohol more prevalent as it warms, and it does sneak up on you.
Overall - Probably my 2nd favorite pumpkin beer behind Schlafly (which I was disappointed in this year's effort). Unique in terms of the 'pie crust' character that this one employs. Another great Southern Tier brew.
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2011 14:50:42 | More by StLThrash
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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
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