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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,976 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 4,976
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 335
Gots: 602 | 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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cheapxceptbeer

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Tried this around the time of release (early September) as to get it at its freshest.

A- Normal head and lacing, nothing special
S- At first it smells like a pumpkin pie baking in an oven, if it were feasible to have your head directly above it. However after sniffing it for a while it becomes overwhelming especially the coriander? they overuse.
T- Well the pumpkin is definitely noticeable at first, however the spices wash out most of it after a few sips, the alcohol is hid well, however the excessive amounts of malt used, coupled with the high alcohol level seem to ruin the point of a pumpkin beer (traditionally lower to medium alcohol full bodied brew) and make it very sweet.
M- Well at this level of alcohol it is hard not to have a syrupy brew, however it is lighter than most 9% brews.
D- Well the drinkability isn't bad, for whatever reason though sniffing it alone will start to make me feel a little queasy.

Well the people at Southern Tier certainly enjoy taking creative licensing when brewing beers, I just don't agree with the style in which they chose to do so.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 16:09:34 | More by cheapxceptbeer
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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,976 ratings.