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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,725 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,725
Reviews: 1,728
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 396
Gots: 1,027 | FT: 28
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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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Reviews for this beer seem to be on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Given the way most people rave about this beer, I expected a lot more out of it.

The head dissipates fairly quickly and the color is pretty much what is to be expected from a pumpkin beer...maybe a bit lighter for my taste.

The smell is like that of pumpkin pie which has increased my excitement to actually taste the beer.

The mouth feel is smooth. Carbonation is relatively light but appropriate for the style and flavors of the beer. Noticeable but not at all overpowering. Almost has a creamy feel to it.

That just leaves the taste. Everything felt 100% up until this point. Upon the first few sips, the flavor seemed to be lacking. Up front, the flavor was very weak compared to the smell and the mouth feel. The side of the bottle says it tastes like pumpkin pie and pie crust. As I continue to drink, these flavors become a bit more apparent. However, it almost tastes like regurgitated pumpkin pie rather than actual pumpkin pie. This holds especially true in the aftertaste.

I do not find this beer to be repulsive as most of its haters do. But on the same token, it falls very short of its reputation. I wouldn't run away from it if someone offered me a free bottle but I wouldn't run out of the house to spend money on it either.

JCH3191, Wednesday at 08:48 PM
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Overpriced and almost too sweet for me, but it's perfect for two or three people to share with a slice of pie. Good fall beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

A:golden and thick

S: pumpkin

T: amazing pumpkin pie desert (especially the crust)

M: 9/10

Overall: one of the best pumpkin beers I have had, if not the best this year

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,725 ratings.