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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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6,374 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,374
Reviews: 1,796
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 429
Gots: 1,332 | FT: 30
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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i've enjoyed many of pumpkin ales and this one just didn't add up to the hype behind it. I expected so much more out of the beer as much as I heard about it, maybe that was the issue, I should've taken it for what it is. I surly feel as though a lot of good goes into this beer but too much hype is only gonna hurt it. It was , for me, mediocre at best for the pumpkin ale category. Enjoy!

Appearance: a very clean pour with minimal head, light copper color.

Aroma: very strong sweet vanilla scent, nice mild spice fragrance from the cinnamon,nutmeg, and allspice.

Taste: first you can pick up on the sweet pumpkin flavors. You then move on to the incredibly strong vanillaand spice flavors. The next thing you get is the mild alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel: It is sweet and sticky with medium carbonation.

dparvu, Today at 12:31 AM
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The BEST pumpkin beer around. Always a seasonal favorite.

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I tried many pumpkin beers over my vacation this last weekend and Southern Tiers Pumking stood out well above the pack. Though I wouldn't compare it to drinking apple pie it does a have a distinctive sweetness due to the vanilla. I couldn't stop thinking about it and had to go down to Total Wine to get 4 more bottles. Highly recommended to any fans of pumpkin beer.

8last, Wednesday at 12:41 AM
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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,374 ratings.