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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4,960 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,960
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 334
Gots: 595 | 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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iDrinknewglarus

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: Orange, copper, pumpkin colored. Pours very small white head that dissipates almost instantly and leaves no lacing.

S: Pumpkin pie, with the crust. Graham cracker, cinnamon, spice.

T: Tastes like pumpkin pie water. I get some spicy pie crust in the finish, which is nice. Kind of lackluster in flavor, if you ask me. It is really smooth and the alcohol is extremely well hidden.

M: This beer has almost no carbonation, and a very very light and watery mouthfeel. A little surprising considering the mouthfeel. It was much too thin for my taste.

Overall I believe this beer is a little too hyped up. It is kind of a novelty, but it has too many flaws in my eyes to consider buying it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 03:42:08 | More by iDrinknewglarus
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A last thought: I assume the appearance earlier in the year, each year is to garner maximum shelf space in the seasonal aisle, but it's 90+ with high humidity today in NYC & just as I resist making pumpkin pies until the leaves start to turn, I think this may strike me more pleasantly in a few months.

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,960 ratings.