Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Tonmeister:
4.26/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle poured in a pint mug
Appearance: Cloudy orangy amber with a one finger solid white head and a consistent lacing around the mug.
Smell: sweet pumpkin, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, banana. Smells pretty fruity, but the main smell is roasted pumpkin and spices of some sort.
Taste: This tastes just like pumpkins. It's sweet, but not to the point that its bothersome. I can sense a sweet minty presence in this brew. The spices that were added blend very well with this beer making it well balanced. The pumpkin stands out towards the front end, and the spices linger on towards the finish with a minty feel to it. I cannot taste the alcohol at all on this. Mainly pumpkin and minty cinnamon notes toward the end.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is a great beer. It has been aged for a little over a year and I am curious to try the fresh version to see if the pumpkin taste is stronger. I feel like the spices in this one were pretty heavy towards the finish.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2013 05:14:41 | More by Tonmeister
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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 4,960 ratings.