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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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6,775 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,775
Reviews: 1,860
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 449
Gots: 1,576 | FT: 32
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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Every year I always look forward to this beer. Still today it is my favorite pumpkin beer! it seems they have changed the beer a little bit since last year but I feel its definitely improved! I get stronger notes of hops and malts and it feels less overpowered by sugar. It still has all of my favorite aspects, wonderful notes of pumpkin pie, pie crust, brown sugar, vanilla, and spice to tie it all together. However, it seems this time around they really focused on toning down all the sugary flavors and let the hops do the taking. To sum it up, its the best yet. I love the balance it has and how perfectly layered it is. I plan on buying plenty of these this year!

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Hazy golden-yellow, with a two finger snow-white head, which dissipated to NOTHING very quickly. NO lacing to speak of. Surprised this beer wasn't darker.

S - Strong aroma of squashed pumpkin, spices (nutmeg, allspice) and even graham cracker pie crust. An odd hint of "wet paper" odor underneath.

T - Taste follows the nose, with pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, ginger, and allspice) taking center stage; especially heavy on the ginger and the allspice. Pumpkin seed flavor lingers underneath. Malts blend with the spices to produce a pie crust flavor, which is nice. Doesn't hide it's ABV particularly well.

M - Medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Seems like it could have used a fuller body.

O - Tasty, but didn't live up to the hype for me. Nothing really off putting, just really didn't come together as well as I would have hoped. (a little too much ginger, a little too light of body). I'm sure I will be in the minority here, but I like Sam Adams Fat Jack better.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

aroma- first very heavy gingerbread notes. maltiness is the predominant characteristic here. unlike some other pumpkin beers, I am not overwhelmed by spice.

flavor - again gingerbread. spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg are rather subdued for a pumpkin ale. alcohol is very moderate. medium high carbonation.

finishes slightly sweet, hint of caramel. just a slight touch of spice on the back of the throat.

tl;dr one of those rare pumpkin beers that isn't dominated by loads of spice; something I can actually enjoy more than one of.

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,775 ratings.