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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4,961 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,961
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 334
Gots: 596 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
19 Degrees Plato
8.8 Degrees L
2-row Pale Malt
Caramel Malt
Pureed Pumpkin

Kettle Hops: Magnum
Aroma Hops: Sterling

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 08-26-2007)
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chadmoe1

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 9/17/2011 at D's SixPax and Dogz in Regent Square, served on tap in a goblet.

A -- clear, light copper without any head.

S -- spicy (nutmeg and cinnamon) with biscuit hints; no hops

T -- vanilla up front, biscuit / pie crust flavors following, with a bit of alcohol finish. Great taste and flavors.

M -- smooth (almost creamy) with little carbonation.

O -- this is one seasonal pumpkin beer I look forward to each year, and I was not disappointed. This beer is definitely a sipper for me as I enjoy the meld of flavors that develop after each sip. Definitely one of the more complex tasting pumpkin beers (not all spice up front). Compared to previous years, this one seems a bit more heavy on vanilla and a little more creamy in mouthfeel, but overall an awesome beer (if you can find it).

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2011 18:22:52 | More by chadmoe1
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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.

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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.

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,961 ratings.