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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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PumkingPumking

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,404 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,404
Reviews: 1,699
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 376
Gots: 851 | FT: 27
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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Ratings: 5,404 | Reviews: 1,699 | Display Reviews Only:
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malfunxion

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-27-2014 05:18:20 | More by malfunxion
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pvivalo23

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

08-27-2014 03:39:20 | More by pvivalo23
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glsche


5/5  rDev +22.9%

Best pumpkin brew I've tried. Lots of flavor. Nothing subtle about this beer. Amazing!

08-27-2014 02:43:00 | More by glsche
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Corson

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-27-2014 02:28:06 | More by Corson
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Jordanmtate

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-27-2014 00:45:18 | More by Jordanmtate
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adam_stokes


3.32/5  rDev -18.4%

08-27-2014 00:41:55 | More by adam_stokes
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hoppybroad


4.8/5  rDev +17.9%

08-26-2014 23:32:51 | More by hoppybroad
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poorbuthappy

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-26-2014 23:30:24 | More by poorbuthappy
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jt75230


3.7/5  rDev -9.1%

08-26-2014 23:26:46 | More by jt75230
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little_star

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-26-2014 22:31:26 | More by little_star
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chillwave22

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +7.1%

08-26-2014 19:58:38 | More by chillwave22
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kmahe

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-26-2014 19:45:51 | More by kmahe
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +9.1%

08-26-2014 16:22:39 | More by JohnathanColeman
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h-bomb

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-26-2014 14:08:33 | More by h-bomb
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Lovethemhopps

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-26-2014 04:23:13 | More by Lovethemhopps
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Mrose78

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-26-2014 01:37:20 | More by Mrose78
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Arrhenius


3.52/5  rDev -13.5%

08-26-2014 00:42:50 | More by Arrhenius
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valkyre65

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-26-2014 00:19:11 | More by valkyre65
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kcmiller33


5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-25-2014 23:36:46 | More by kcmiller33
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Roguer

Connecticut

2.73/5  rDev -32.9%

Brew is a brilliant orange, with significant (but tiny) floaties that make the beer nearly opaque in the center (at refrigerator temperature). Brew becomes nearly transparent as it warms. Head retention was very poor, and lacing was virtually nonexistent.

What is this aroma? I want to just say "stale" and wrap it up. Gourds; lots of spices (specifically nutmeg and allspice, but cinnamon starts to come through as it warms up); pumpkin? Almost more squash than pumpkin. Smells like Fall, if Fall smelled stale and artificial.

Taste is nowhere near as bad as the aroma, but it's certainly not endearing. Slightly sweet, with a dry emphasis on spices and artificial-tasting flavoring. Very little pumpkin overall. Vegetal.

Mouthfeel is quite good: it's oily and slick, with nice retention. I don't happen to like the taste of the retention, but the feel is very good.

Overall, I just don't get it. Is it a new recipe? Has it really gone downhill? Is it artificial flavoring? I really tried to like this beer, but the aroma held absolutely nothing that I wanted, and the taste was merely "Okay" at the very best.

08-25-2014 22:53:27 | More by Roguer
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MadHopper


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-25-2014 22:15:45 | More by MadHopper
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hoppyhoppy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-25-2014 21:39:29 | More by hoppyhoppy
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dmorley21

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-25-2014 21:06:54 | More by dmorley21
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alucard

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-25-2014 20:43:18 | More by alucard
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merseatoats


4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-25-2014 19:50:58 | More by merseatoats
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,404 ratings.