Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -1.7%
Poured a nice semi-clear copper color with no head. It looks like a pumpkin beer, nothing too special, but pleasant enough. Scents of rich, buttery pie crust, pumpkin, nutmeg, hints of vanilla and low levels of cinnamon. Overall impression of aroma is wonderfully rich aroma that captures the entire profile of a pumpkin pie quite nicely. Very good. Flavor begins with a wonderful flavor of pumpkin, with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, and some malty sweetness, with a low, yet present bit of bitterness balancing the sweet pumpkin, malt and spices. This moves into a middle that adds a rich, buttery pie crust flavor, continues with flavors of pumpkin and spice and still balances it with a low yet present hop character that is mostly earthy and floral, a hint alcohol is also noticeable. Finish is moderately sweet, with notes of pumpkin, buttery pie crust, pumpkin pie filling, alcohol at a moderate-low level and a bit of hop flavors with low bitterness. Aftertaste is pumpkin, spices and some faint floral and earthy hop flavors. Overall impression is of a flavor profile that is remarkably like pumpkin pie, but kept by becoming cloying by a nice balance of hop flavors and alcohol. This allows the beer to be sweet and dessert-like, yet still very much identifiable as a beer. Quite well executed and very pleasant. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate-light carbonation and smooth. Very nice and quite easy to sip, hiding the ABV well, despite the alcohol in the flavor. Overall this is a nice pumpkin ale, of the variety seeking to be pumpkin pie-like. It has a rich, wonderful aroma and flavor, but is balanced enough to avoid becoming cloying. It also avoids the all too common trap of being too watery or one note in flavor that many such beers fall into. The end result is a finely crafted pumpkin ale that is extremely enjoyable to drink. If you like pumpkin ales this one is highly recommended.
08-30-2014 09:04:24 | More by Auraan
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
A - Crystal clear pumpkin/copper color. Thin white head that quickly disappeared.
S - Sweet malt, pumpkin pie, spices, and vanilla.
T - Sweet malt, pumpkin pie, spices, and vanilla.
M - Nice. Dense froth that you can chew. At least, I can pretend to chew the stuff.
O - I usually do not drink pumpkin beers, but I heard quite a bit about this, that when I saw it a few hours ago, I bought a bottle. I am a new fan.
08-30-2014 03:50:03 | More by mabermud
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,471 ratings.