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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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6,740 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,740
Reviews: 1,849
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 444
Gots: 1,528 | FT: 31
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:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 08-26-2007

19 Degrees Plato
8.8 Degrees L
2-row Pale Malt
Caramel Malt
Pureed Pumpkin

Kettle Hops: Magnum
Aroma Hops: Sterling
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Photo of MikeMcCl
2.53/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Maybe a bad 750 ml bottle? to me just has an off taste.

Photo of toothirsty
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duhast500
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1pint 6oz. bomber into a Allagash flute.

The color is a clear deep copper with s finger of brownish/tan head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is sweet with a big brown sugar aroma. There is some pumpkin spice aroma here in the nose with a nice dough aroma mixed in.

The taste is pumpkin but has a juicy flavor like a fruit instead of a vegetable. The is some nice spicy flavor here like brown sugar and cinnamon. There is even a slight orange peel flavor that comes out toward the back.

The feel of this is actually medium to light bodied. This is a lot to this beer but it is highly drinkable and has a nice juicy feel that hides the higher ABV of this beer.

Photo of StJamesGate
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale orange blonde with white collar. 4
Incredible nose - pie crust, vanilla, whipped cream, Creamsickle, candy corn, and yes, pumpkin. 4.75
Squash, cinnamon, buttery crust, brown sugar, and some lemony grassy hops. 4
Cream soda finish and dry linger.
Almost medium, hot, fizzy. 3.5

It really does taste like pie: crust, cream, spice and pumpkin. I’m not sure I want that, smooth and integrated though it is, but it hits the concept like all this ST beers do - it’s just not as much fun as most of those. Too lean, too hot, a bit of work altogether - but oddly tasty, too. 4

Photo of austinbuttz
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best pumpkin beer hands down, not too heavy on the pumpkin, a little more time spent on other flavors in this brew

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle, 2013 edition, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, clear orange color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly faded away into an extremely thin, almost invisible, halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass, but otherwise left no head to speak of.

Aroma: Tons of pumpkin and spices present in this beer! All-spice, brown sugar, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla all dominate the aroma. While I don’t get much in the way of hops, I do get some malt notes, like freshly baked sourdough bread. Very appealing.

Taste: Tons of spices here too! Pumpkin obviously, but a lot of vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg too. Good malty backbone to round everything out. A little on the sweet side, but not at all overpowering or out of balance, at least not for my palate. Definitely not a sugar bomb. Finally, there is no hops bitterness to speak of, which I overall prefer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, but with practically no carbonation to speak of. With an ABV of 8.6%, there is surprisingly little alcohol on the palate, which could make drinking this beer a little dangerous, in a fun way.

Overall: This is a delicious pumpkin beer. Great flavors of pumpkin and spices. I’m definitely getting this every year!! Several bottles, too!

Photo of BEER32
4.88/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exceptional pumpkin taste! Great for Thanksgiving or Halloween.

Photo of yoitsarch
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgal4297
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Got a growler fill of this when it was in season (2014). Hands-down my favorite Pumpkin beer. This one is the pumpkin pie, nutmeg, with the whipped cream on top. Love it.

Photo of Crogersarch
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvenables31
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbratt93
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Janicerubioo
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigTravor
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tom_mcguire17
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrIncognito
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not as "big" as I expected it to be. Nice pumpkin flavor with the usual pie spices. A nice warming alcohol spiciness. Sweet but not overly so.

Photo of ElectricladyElaine
4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Best pumpkin beer as far as taste goes

Photo of rogacks
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Psi0nix
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexStock
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer.

Photo of bennyandthejets915
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best. Beer. Ever. This is my favorite beer

Photo of brewqueno
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I thought it was going to be better with all the hype. Too sweet. Too light. Similar to Smashed Pumpkin.

Photo of Caskaway
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,740 ratings.