Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by davod23:
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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5/5 rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
In my opinion, Pumking is hands down, the best beer in the world. If it has ever been taken into outer space, it's probably the best beer there too. And it's not just it's "pie-in-a-glass" taste.
As your glass comes toward you, you first experience the beautiful color, then the wonderful aroma and then the perfect taste. Mouth feel is good too. If you like to just enjoy 1 or 2 beers, Pumking has substantial ABV that lessens the need for multiples.
It must be tough to brew a good pumpkin ale because I have tasted so many bad ones. There are none better than Southern Tier Pumking.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 18:13:17 | More by smurf5520
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,624 ratings.