Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
$8 a bomber, this better be memorable. The appearance is nothing special. A solid burnt orange fills my tulip, but doesn't deliver much head, let alone lace.
If aroma had thickness.... this would be a big boy. Gratuitous amounts cornbread, gingerbread, and husk load the nostrils right away. Mealy pumpkin pie excellence is accentuated by the usual accomplices: allspice, nutmeg, whip cream, and sugar.
Sweet sugars linger on the lips after an explosion of pumpkin, cake, and nutmeg decimate my taste buds. Aside from the expected malt dominance, the base has a welcomed earthy hop presence that adds an earthy husk backbone and phantom bitterness. The alcohol is evident, but blends in smoothly without creating an edge. Spice takes a back seat to overall pumpkin flavor here, I can tell they really did add a load of pumpkin puree and let the base beer do the rest.
The body is thick and viscous. Carbonation is modest and adds just enough crispness. It finishes dry and earthy with a bit of sourness once the sugary flavor subsides.
If you wish to drink your dessert, this one is worthy. Of course, you must be willing to get a little spooky after an 8.6% bomber. As far as a pumpkin beer goes... this is by far the most pumpkiny...y, er pumpkinyest that I have met.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2011 21:40:47 | More by climax
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