Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.58/5 rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22oz brown bottle with no freshness date.
Heady start as the foam almost crests over the top of the glass, bright golden orange color. Smells of pumpkin bread and vanilla wafers, a very sweet nose. Very smooth big body. Pumpkin to start then sweetness, soon the spices kick in as well as the hops. Alcohol does not chime in until a few sips in and quickly warms the mouth. A slow sipper due to the more robust flavors of spice and malt sweetness ... the alcohol as well. Certainly worth a go, I bet some pork loin would love to be brined in this.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2011 03:24:02 | More by Jason
3.6/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #32 (Sep 2009):
Described by the brewery as "an ode to Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Púca is said to waylay travelers throughout the night, tossing them on its back, and providing them the ride of their lives, from which they return forever changed!"
Rich, dark orange in color with a creamy white head; ample residual lacing, too. Smells of sweet, squashy pumpkin pie with powdery and pronounced savory spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, and notes of vanilla, custard and grainy pie crust. Smooth, viscous and chewy on the creamy palate. Malty sweet base along with suggestions of brown sugar, vanilla pudding, husky grains, starchy squash notes and dry, biscuity edges that become very pronounced as the beer warms. Gingerbread comes to mind. Hops take a back seat, but provide some spice and underlying bitterness. Strong spicy character (nutmeg?) dominates and embeds itself in the palate, and lingers well into and past the finish. Too overwhelming in our opinion.
Basically, this is like liquid pumpkin pie with a kick. And this could be a great Pumpkin Ale, if they put a leash on the spices and cleaned up the finish.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2010 19:12:12 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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