Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz. bottle, fall 2008 version, sampled 9/24/08. Brewed to 19 plato with two-row, crystal, and pureed pumpkin; bittered with magnum and finished with sterling. It pours a crystal-clear copper, with medium carbonation, and a finger of tan head that attempts to lace the glass. Lots and lots of pumpkin in the nose, along with spices and toasted graham cracker. The aroma refuses to quit. Fairly similar flavor, with notes of vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon complementing the pumpkin rather than overwhelming it. There's a breath of alcohol at the start, but this airs out over time. In addition, there is a light sweetness, and some late hop bitterness that is a touch high, but necessary for proper aging. Not too heavy on the palate, with decent carbonation and a nice finish. This is a pretty delicious brew, delivering probably the most authentic pumpkin pie flavor of any in the style, going so far as to include the graham cracker crust. It also seems engineered for aging - what with the higher-than-average alcohol and bitterness. I'm quite confident the flavor will mature and improve over a year or two, by which time this will be a divine autumn beverage.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2009 22:01:21 | More by mmmbeer
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