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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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5,838 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,838
Reviews: 1,744
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 405
Gots: 1,091 | FT: 29
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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Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an almost clear honey color with a modest, but frothy head that leaves a reasonable splashing of lace

Smell: Pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and sweetened cornbread

Taste: Opens with a rich pumpkin and spice flavor, which becomes increasingly spicey by mid-palate; after the swallow, the cornbread flavor builds, sweet and buttery; the finish has some alcohol on it

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; some warmth on the swallow

Drinkability: A big, flavorful pumpkin brew; among the best if not the very best

brentk56, Oct 21, 2007
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to mjtiernan for sending me this one!

Pours a clear light copper orange with a 1 inch fizzy orange-white head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. No lacing on this one on the drink down. Kind of a disappointing appearance. Smell is very complex with caramel malt, biscuits, actual pumpkin puree, and a wide array of pumpkin pie spices - cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. Taste is of malt/bread/biscuit/crust, unsweetened pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and the aforementioned spices. There is a slight spice bitterness that sticks the the tongue after each sip. This beer has a higher level of carbonation with a crisp and dry finish. Overall, this is a good pumpkin ale that is somewhat different that I was expecting. I was thinking that this could be a creamy, sweet pumpkin milkshake of a beer but I like this one as it is.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 31, 2011
Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy amber-orange in color and poured with a finger high white head that quickly settled into a thin layer of bubbles consistently covering the surface. A medium to high amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are inviting aromas of sweet pumpkin pie in the nose, which almost makes this beer smell like a dessert.
T: While there is some malty sweetness and flavors of pumpkins and spices in the in taste, these are nicely balanced with some hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink because the sweet flavors in the taste aren't cloying because of the underlying hops and the alcohol content is very well masked.

metter98, Nov 02, 2010
Photo of t0rin0
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't know where this came from or even who bought it but it was on the table at a friends place last week when we were sampling beers and man was it a find. Don't know anything about the brewery but after trying this and their Hoppe Pale Ale I'm gonna do some research on these guys.

It came from a 22 oz bottle with some pretty cool artwork on it. The beer poured an orange/rust color that was very clear and had an off-white, almost orange head that faded quickly. Smelled strong of pumpkin pie (as all these types of beer do) but with some extra spices that really made it stand out from the other 6 or 7 pumpkin beers ive tried.

It tasted great, that is it tasted like pumpkin pie and good beer. No idea what the alcohol content is and the website doesn't say either but it was balanced well with the flavors. It also had a thick body that was both good and bad depending on if you want to chug this beer or sip on it with thanksgiving dinner. Overall its a pretty drinkable beer and I would like to find more of this stuff.

t0rin0, Oct 29, 2007
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: One of the nicest looking pumpkin beers in color. Perfect yellowish-orange pumpkin color like the real thing. Head is pretty standard, but no lacing there.

S: Graham cracker. Vanilla pumpkin spice, and a lot of gingerbread. A little spicy, bright from lemon/orange, and sweet smelling squash flowers.

M: Medium and firm body. Moderate carbonation.

T: Earthy and savory. Bready malt. Vanilla-ginger-cinnamon cream. It really reminded me like Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie vodka. yikes. Had some lilac and herbal notes reminiscent of Belgian IPA. Could have some deeper sweetness to it. Not getting enough caramel.

orcrist_cleaver, Today at 03:41 PM
Photo of MHoe
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

MHoe, Today at 09:55 AM
Photo of Beaver13
3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy yellow orange with a medium creamy white head that retains fairly well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet pumpkin and lots of spice - nutmeg, cinnamon and hazelnut.

The flavor is sweet pumpkin with a lot of spicy cinnamon and some nutmeg and hazelnut. The finish is kind of harsh medicinal cinnamon The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, similar spicing to the Warlock. Seems more overdone with the roast to balance.

Beaver13, Today at 06:13 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

beerhast, Today at 04:17 AM
Photo of erwityk
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

erwityk, Today at 03:41 AM
Photo of JWBaccaro
5/5  rDev +22.9%

This Pumpkin Ale is by far my favorite one on the market. I'm so in love with it. I can drink two bottles in a role (over the course of two hours). I LOVE that whipped cream/pie crust flavor it carries. The traditional pumpkin pie spices are there but not too overpowering like MOST pumpkin ales (breweries that just jump on the bandwagon and care little about crafting good beer). The candied pumpkin flavor accompanied by the bitter hops merges together beautifully. I hope Southern Tier never changes their recipe. It's flawless. I purchased a whole case of this beer last week. Talk about pricy, but hey, that's how much I love it, and my book royalties covered it. :D

JWBaccaro, Today at 02:10 AM
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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,838 ratings.