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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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6,671 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,671
Reviews: 1,822
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 441
Gots: 1,451 | 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:
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ive heard so many good things about Southern Tier's Pumking that I finally decided to get into the madness myself. I poured it out into a tulip glass and it poured a nice white head probably about 1/4 inch. The color was a brilliant soft amber/deep Autumnal Orange color. Obviously, strong notes of pumpkin were the first I noticed. Also some nutmeg as well. First taste: Takes me to Fall. I taste the creaminess of the pumpkin and notes of vanilla with oranges and maybe sone grapefruit. Tastes like a pumpkin roll topped with vanilla icing.

By far the best Pumpkin Ale Ive had. But, I still prefer a Pumpkin Porter anytime.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured a nice head that gave way to a golden ale with no head retention, a little effervescence remains.

S- This is where this ale starts to make a name for itself, it's a perfect pumpkin pie in a glass without any off odors whatsoever.

T- The enjoyment continues in the taste department, the smell is consistent with the taste but you still feel like you're drinking an ale as opposed to eating a pumpkin pie. Perfect balance of ale and pumpkin.

M- Consistent with other ales that I've enjoyed. Crispness meets that lovely stickiness.

O- I didn't know what to expect from this pumpkin ale but I am really impressed. It's absolutely delicious and I'd like to have this on hand for an autumn drinking session. (Or any other time of year)

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,671 ratings.