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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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PumkingPumking

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,919 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,919
Reviews: 1,671
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 330
Gots: 570 | FT: 20
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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PatN217


5/5  rDev +23.2%

06-16-2014 22:30:33 | More by PatN217
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kkdowning

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-16-2014 21:55:28 | More by kkdowning
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thestoutmaster

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-16-2014 21:00:41 | More by thestoutmaster
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Lumpydog55

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-16-2014 13:16:46 | More by Lumpydog55
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foobula

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/24/11 Aged nearly 3 years. Opened with a zesty fizzy punch of carbonation. Poured a translucent amber with an orange pumpkin-like hue. Small white bubbly head dissipated quickly. Nose is bready must (akin to a freshly carved pumpkin), some pie spice, some sweetness. Just an awesome, unique, evocative nose. Taste is bready must up front. On the sides, there's an unfortunate creamed corn flavor. The finish is musty & sweet and sticks around for a while. It's not very complex but the musty pumpkin flavor is unique enough to keep things interesting. Mouthfeel is medium. Decent carbonation. In summary, the nose is huge, the taste largely follows through. Aside from the creamed corn flavor, it's a unique, tasty beer. I don't think 3 years of age hurt or helped.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 04:07:16 | More by foobula
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joshdobnikar


4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-16-2014 01:14:56 | More by joshdobnikar
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TPTriplett


5/5  rDev +23.2%

06-13-2014 21:33:47 | More by TPTriplett
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Mrduprey215

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2014 12:02:39 | More by Mrduprey215
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mmmbeerNY

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-13-2014 05:14:38 | More by mmmbeerNY
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LakerLeith

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

06-12-2014 10:57:34 | More by LakerLeith
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DCLAguy11

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-11-2014 19:47:03 | More by DCLAguy11
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SlothB77

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-11-2014 02:22:45 | More by SlothB77
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Gus_13

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-10-2014 20:58:43 | More by Gus_13
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-10-2014 20:57:39 | More by wvbrewcrew
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.1%

06-09-2014 18:17:57 | More by TX-Badger
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billhelm

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-09-2014 14:47:53 | More by billhelm
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DNICE555

Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Saved my original review below to remind myself of how much my palate has changed. I love this beer now. One of my favorite pumpkins.

My Original Review
2.03/5 rDev -50%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I love pumpkin ales. I do not love this pumpkin ale.

Appearance was very nice. The saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover "really rang true on this one. The excitement was like getting ready for a fun night with a pretty woman not knowing she has the clap.

Smell was of malty baby wipes. Made me very nervous. Felt like I should be using protection.

Tasted like an overspiced, sugar laced smoothie out of a machine that hadn't been cleaned in months. Like she sprayed a whole bottle of perfume to cover up the stink.

Mouthfeel was almost creamy or should I say foamy - not something I like in a beer.

Drinkability - Couldn't do it. I turned her away - poured it down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 15:01:31

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 13:31:47 | More by DNICE555
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gory4d

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-08-2014 02:33:22 | More by gory4d
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BrewSTL

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-08-2014 00:36:26 | More by BrewSTL
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-07-2014 23:53:06 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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BlackNotesIII

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-07-2014 16:01:48 | More by BlackNotesIII
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-07-2014 13:54:00 | More by xJMFCx
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Rborre321

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-06-2014 21:11:35 | More by Rborre321
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tsgooch79

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-05-2014 13:05:24 | More by tsgooch79
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Pipelovejoy

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

06-04-2014 14:51:52 | More by Pipelovejoy
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,919 ratings.