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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,971 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 4,971
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 334
Gots: 600 | 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)
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JellyBean2245

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-10-2013 07:11:29 | More by JellyBean2245
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DrewskiWhit

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-10-2013 04:06:34 | More by DrewskiWhit
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MJSJr

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-10-2013 03:08:32 | More by MJSJr
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c64person

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-10-2013 02:55:26 | More by c64person
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EvilStar33

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-10-2013 02:42:14 | More by EvilStar33
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-10-2013 02:16:36 | More by Colosdog
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bomber into a nonic glass. Bottling date reads 7/22/13 so it's very fresh.

A-Pours a clear yellow/copper color with a shimmering orange glow. Head is paper thin and white and fades quickly but retains nicely when I swirl the glass. Leaves some faint lacing on the sides of the glass.

S-Probably the best smelling beer I've ever had. Nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin pie (obviously), very buttery, allspice, coriander. Spiced carby pie crust is there as well. Smells just like pumpkin pie.

T-Alcohol makes q quick flash at the front of the palate but fades into the spices (coriander, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon), then finishes with that buttery/pie crust flavor. Pretty good tasting brew. Definitely something to be sipped on and not chugged.

MF-Watery, over carbonated, and a bit dry. The finish is redeeming as it gains some creaminess.

O-My first pumpkin ale. I am pleasantly surprised. The nose on this is the best I've ever smelled. Tastes like pumpkin pie but is a bit too funky, maybe it takes some getting used to, but it's not a huge problem. A very good brew. I wish I'd bought another bomber.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 22:40:42 | More by Jacurdy60
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ridglens

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-09-2013 21:55:52 | More by ridglens
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jkeefe1800

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-09-2013 20:09:48 | More by jkeefe1800
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-09-2013 19:24:07 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Fluffmeister

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -75.4%

08-09-2013 01:21:46 | More by Fluffmeister
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MPSTARR

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.3%

08-08-2013 21:20:39 | More by MPSTARR
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icehawk

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-08-2013 16:56:50 | More by icehawk
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BeerBuddy2122

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-08-2013 15:12:34 | More by BeerBuddy2122
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ncelauro

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-08-2013 01:55:32 | More by ncelauro
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-08-2013 01:54:30 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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meltroha

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-08-2013 01:01:09 | More by meltroha
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HoppingAlong

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-07-2013 15:07:32 | More by HoppingAlong
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fuzztub

Pennsylvania

4.99/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

made me feel like fall was here as i drank it. it's a little early in the season, but i could not resist. this really should be enjoyed once the weather and trees start changing.

definitely one of my favorites and look forward to it every year. very nice pumpkin taste with very good spicing and a slight yam taste.

Appearance: very light and little head
Smell: spice, pumpkin and slight yam
Taste: great fall spices that turn to a nice pumpkin in your mouth

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 12:52:48 | More by fuzztub
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-07-2013 10:17:15 | More by vermilcj
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Falcon91Wolvrn03

California

4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours a very clear golden orange color with a nice head that quickly dissipates. Lacing is thin and wet.

Smell – Serious pumpkin pie. Wow. Nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and even the crust.

Taste – Very nice taste for a pumpkin beer. Most pumpkin beers I’ve tried smell nice, but come up short in flavor. Not this one. Somehow, this taste of this beer includes all the nice things that I smelled.

Mouthfeel – Medium carbonation, mildly creamy, and spicey. Is this seriously 8.6%? That is very well hidden. A lingering spicy bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability – This is a very nice pumpkin beer. Nothing I'd want more than a bottle of, but good in a single serving.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 05:57:45 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear, beautiful apple juice look. Quickly dissipating head.
Smell: Spice, pumpkin, and graham crackers.
Taste: Lots of spice and pumpkin.
Mouthfeel: Just right.

This is the perfect pumpkin ale to me. It has by far the best smell of any other; it's just like pumpkin ice cream. The taste is consuming spice and loaded with pumpkin. Drink it slow and savor it. Few beers have this much flavor. It really is sensory overload in the best possible way. I will definitely get this again. Unless something can trump it, the Pumpking wins my seasonal beer of the year by far. I can't wait to drink one this fall.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 05:20:23 | More by TeamMathis
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Lucoli

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-07-2013 02:56:53 | More by Lucoli
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TheLevi4000

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-07-2013 02:00:00 | More by TheLevi4000
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-07-2013 01:44:43 | More by jlogan7
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,971 ratings.