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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,919 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 4,919
Reviews: 1,671
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 330
Gots: 570 | 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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Reviews by davod23:
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davod23

California

1.9/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I'm either just deciding to drink a bunch of shitty beers lately, or something is wrong with my palate... though I don't think it's the latter, as Oude Tart w/ Sour Cherries really hit the mark the other day... oh well.

Pour is a very clear, light orange/gold color. An off-white, almost orangish head emerges. It's fine looking, but nothing great.

The aroma is pretty good, if one dimensional. But hey, it's an imperial pumpkin ale, how complex could it be? I seem to recall this smelling even better in the past... but I'm picking up a ton of buttery graham cracker. It smells a lot like freshly baked pie crust.

Taste is somehow terrible. Extremely sweet, which I expected in part. However, there's a weird twang there, coupled with a harsh putridity at the end of the sip. I actually shuddered as I took my first sip. There's a fair amount of the aroma exhibited here in the taste, but the overwhelming sweetness and the nasty taste in the back of my throat just ended this for me.

Mouthfeel was fine. A little thin - I think that a big, thick mouthfeel would accentuate the pumpkin pie-like characteristic that I think they're going for. Meh.

Drinkability: Do you need to ask? Draiiinpour.

I liked this beer last year. What happened?

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 19:06:14 | More by davod23
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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,919 ratings.