Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by kell50:
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Split a 22oz bomber with a friend on 9/25/11. Poured into Chimay goblets.
A: It pours a relatively clear orangy color. Not a ton of carbonation coming from the bottle, but it's definitely there as it enters the glass. Absolutely no head, no lacing- nothing! Kinda interesting.
S: Wow, it smells amazing. This smells EXACTLY like a pie crust; butter, graham cracker, and an awesome mix of spices. Just think- liquid pumpkin pie. Wonderful!
T: It truly does taste how you think it would- pumpkin pie but in liquid form. This is one of those, "2 sips, then set it down" kind of beer. There is a nice collection of spices (nutmeg, clove, allspice, cinnamon) that hits your palate dead on. I just love the pumpkin aroma each time I brought the glass to my mouth!
M: Medium to light bodied. This beer coat your mouth nicely without being to sticky, sweet, or over spiced.
O: Well done Southern Tier. I'd love more of this but Total Wine has just recently sold out. Pumking is a beer a will continue to seek out every autumn.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2011 03:07:58 | More by kell50
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3.66/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
July 2014 - Bottle dated May 2014. This years model seems less sweet, with a slight hoppy bitterness. The aroma is still highly spiced but it does not carry with the dryness left on the palate. I was expecting/hoping for something a tad sweeter. There have been occurrences when I was told it was "too sweet" for some tastes. This version should bring those to the fold.
As for me, I'll wait until I taste some on tap.
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.
08/20/13 On tap. This years model. I'm a big fan of this brew. This time around it feels a bit tamer on the mouth-feel and lingers on the tongue. Still a wonderful thing.
12/06/11 Once again, if it's on tap I'm not that far away. Whether it's from a hoard in the cooler or a fresh batch Rattle n Hum is on the case.
2012 Why I'm here today. This is a destination brew. If it's on your radar make a bee-line. Don't dilly-dally because it won't be there long.
2012 So glad to find this so late in the Pumpkin season. IMO this one gets it right. It's unique without being a side show novelty.
11/06/11 The 2009 vintage. BULLS EYE! This really hit the spot. Rarely do I order a second of the same brew @ Rattle n Hum because they have such a wide selection, but this one just wouldn't let me go. So. Tier needs to run this from Sept to March & then some. If there is beer in heaven, have 1 of the taps running this stuff.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 00:59:23 | More by seedyone
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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