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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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5,380 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,380
Reviews: 1,696
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 375
Gots: 838 | 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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3.71/5  rDev -8.8%

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Hazy golden-yellow, with a two finger snow-white head, which dissipated to NOTHING very quickly. NO lacing to speak of. Surprised this beer wasn't darker.

S - Strong aroma of squashed pumpkin, spices (nutmeg, allspice) and even graham cracker pie crust. An odd hint of "wet paper" odor underneath.

T - Taste follows the nose, with pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, ginger, and allspice) taking center stage; especially heavy on the ginger and the allspice. Pumpkin seed flavor lingers underneath. Malts blend with the spices to produce a pie crust flavor, which is nice. Doesn't hide it's ABV particularly well.

M - Medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Seems like it could have used a fuller body.

O - Tasty, but didn't live up to the hype for me. Nothing really off putting, just really didn't come together as well as I would have hoped. (a little too much ginger, a little too light of body). I'm sure I will be in the minority here, but I like Sam Adams Fat Jack better.

08-14-2014 03:47:41 | More by TempeBeerMan
Photo of GreaseShark

New York

4.36/5  rDev +7.1%

A-Pours a brilliant orange color like a fresh pumpkin, frothy white head with loads of bubbles throughout.

S-Fresh baked pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla ice cream seriously delicious to smell

T-Pumking is right this is not light on the flavor of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon is there as well as a kind of vanilla cream taste.

M-Good throughout medium body, to me it has a bit of a sharp finish that im not particularly fond of maybe from the spice, flavor hangs around for a bit which is nice makes me want to comeback for more.

O- My favorite pumpkin beer, it's one i get excited to drink for both the flavor and the time of the year it signifies. Delicious taste, beautiful color.

10-16-2013 15:25:46 | More by GreaseShark
Photo of NOLTERN


5/5  rDev +22.9%

There are no words to express the perfection of this brew, but I will try. As soon as you pour this brew, you are delighted with the aroma and colour it has as it hits the side of your goblet from the bottle and the smooth head holds nice lacing and has very beautiful retention. You take a whiff. This is pure delight. Autumn has sprung! This is fresh pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top. Nothing is overdone here. The spices are perfect, the colour is perfect, and the head is beautiful. The only test left now is the taste. As this liquid hit my lips, my eyes rolled back in pure ecstacy. The mouthfeel is cream and the taste is superb. This is pure thanksgiving that you remember as a child. This is your grandmothers pumpkin pie served to you on your favorite plate as you gazed out the window at the changing coloured leaves while simultaniously opening your first christmas gift.

I first experienced the pumking 3 years ago, and I have tried over 70 pumpkin beers since then. No pumpkin beer compares to the Pumking.


09-11-2013 07:34:47 | More by NOLTERN
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Southern Tier Imperial Pumking Ale 9.0% alcohol seasonal. Given to me as a gift. Festive Halloween decor with a "king" pumpkin on the label and presented in a 22oz. bomber. Poured into pint glass.

A- Pours a beautiful amber colored fluid that produces a inch and a half head that gently falls to a frothy top and decent patch lacing.
Excellent for the style.

S- This is one hell of a pumpkin ale when it come to smell. Overall the closest scent to a pumpkin pie i've ever smelled no lie! All spice, cinnamon, light caramel, and fresh cooked pumpkin.

T-M- Not overpowering but to the point fresh pumpkin ale... Quirky bites of pumpkin pie and all spice followed by cinnamon with notes of tangy caramel malts with stiff alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel is good with just enough carbonation to smoothly roll over the strength of the flavors. Overall taste and mouthfeel is good with little to prevent you from likeing this beer unless pumpkin isn't your thing.

D- All and all this is one excellent holiday beer with smooth and sweet qualities that make it a great addition to a turkey dinner or any large meal. Cheers to the innovations of the craft beer movement!

12-21-2010 23:32:46 | More by wesbrownyeah
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-29-2014 04:37:59 | More by Ballystar16
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-29-2014 04:36:51 | More by Asimp16109
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

honestly one of the best pumpkin beers out there

08-29-2014 04:03:05 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-29-2014 03:34:02 | More by Richbecker
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-29-2014 02:16:05 | More by AlaynaJo
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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

08-29-2014 01:59:42 | More by twincano
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-29-2014 01:52:45 | More by JoshuaShort13
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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

08-29-2014 01:33:33 | More by balintkr
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West Virginia

4.92/5  rDev +20.9%

08-29-2014 01:29:42 | More by bpatrick86
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

08-29-2014 01:17:33 | More by Sonofalime
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South Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +1%

22oz bottle into a goblet

A: Pours a clear golden copper with less than 1 fingers width of white colored head. Head dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves effectively zero lacing. 3.75

S: Pumpkin, cinnamon, sweet dough. Honestly smells like pumpkin pie, a lot. Smells delicious. 4.25

T: Spicy, cinnamon, pumpkin, some hop bitterness, a bit of booze alcohol. 4

M/D: Full bodied, moderate carbonation, ABV if noticeable but its not hot, drinkability is average. 3.75

O: Im not a huge fan of pumpkin beers but this is probably the best one Ive had. Probably something Ill visit once a year, if nothing else for the novelty factor alone. Enjoyable beer though. 4

08-29-2014 00:52:22 | More by zac16125
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-29-2014 00:49:37 | More by JackieAnton
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-28-2014 23:45:26 | More by gkutsko
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-28-2014 23:43:28 | More by flyingsails
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-28-2014 23:33:57 | More by Holmsiepoo
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4.96/5  rDev +21.9%

08-28-2014 23:07:14 | More by Carl1776
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4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-28-2014 22:08:41 | More by clarkley
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-28-2014 22:00:30 | More by Oliversarmy1085
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-28-2014 21:29:47 | More by Ieatlambfries
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-28-2014 20:56:41 | More by jaredtp
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-28-2014 17:35:24 | More by Maximus_the_Professor
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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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