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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,919 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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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)
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Ratings: 4,919 | Reviews: 1,671 | Display Reviews Only:
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.1%

08-01-2013 21:31:17 | More by Dcunicelli
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

08-01-2013 13:44:49 | More by KevinGordon
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DaveRinn

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-01-2013 07:19:04 | More by DaveRinn
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

on tap at beer study in chapel hill. into a snifter.

pours a light orangish color with a nice head. smell is definitely big on pumpkins and nutmeg, just what I was looking for in this kind of beer. taste is up front sweet pumpkin and big on the nutmeg, but the pumpkin is actually very apparent. a rarity in pumpkin beers honestly. criminally easy to drink, lighter side of medium bodied with mild carbonation. you'd guess 5 or 6% , not 8.6.

overall the best pumpkin beer I've had. very impressive.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2013 21:08:59 | More by Axnjxn
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Cory-WC

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-31-2013 01:24:43 | More by Cory-WC
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xseanprimex

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +23.2%

07-30-2013 20:36:52 | More by xseanprimex
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-30-2013 10:57:05 | More by Cynic-ale
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-30-2013 05:40:15 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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Sazz9

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-30-2013 03:32:27 | More by Sazz9
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Cookierachas

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

07-29-2013 22:27:19 | More by Cookierachas
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-29-2013 17:17:32 | More by Tamaquadan
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours a great clear orange amber color thin fizzy head, no lacing.
S - Pumpkin and tons of spice, smells very fresh and nice, but has a weird baking flour kinda smell.
Edit A: Lots of pie crust aroma, cinnamon and vanilla are big here.
T - Theres more spice here than there is pumpkin, and unfortunately it really detracts from the good pumpkin base thats definitely there. That aside its very fresh tasting.
Edit A: There's so much of that vanilla extract flavor, it pushes the pumpkin aside, taste like sweet dough, with a dusting of cinnamon and nutmeg, and some mild hop bitterness.
M - The spices hang on for longer than need be.
O - Good, but let me address the biggest issue of this beer. Here I am reviewing this JULY 28TH 2013 and this was bottled on JULY 11TH!?!?!!! The last day of summer is September 21st, over two months since this bottles birth date. I have had it with these companies jumping the season early. During the middle of fall, you wont be able to find a bottle of this at all. GET A GRIP ST
Back to the beer, a lot of people over-hype this beer, its good but the spices are too much and overshadow the pumpkin at times.
Ive had this beer multiple times over the years, but cant seem to see why its such a huge draw, I guess it's just marketed very well, which I gotta give it to Southern Tier. I'd rather spend $4-$5 per 12oz and get a really good pumpkin beer as opposed to this though.

Edit A: Had it on tap today 9-29-13, two months after the bottle review. The aroma is twice as good as compared to the bottle. But still the flavor is more based on pie crust and spices than it is pumpkin. Tons of extract in this years brew, the vanilla is overpowering some of the other flavors, most importantly the pumpkin.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 02:25:52 | More by Omnium
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rockrob

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-28-2013 20:49:01 | More by rockrob
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-28-2013 12:01:10 | More by dgherm
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Ted

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-28-2013 03:13:37 | More by Ted
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prdrums77

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-27-2013 16:58:32 | More by prdrums77
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Drasherweizen

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-26-2013 17:39:38 | More by Drasherweizen
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djgustafson

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-25-2013 21:19:11 | More by djgustafson
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BA_Berto

New York

5/5  rDev +23.2%

07-25-2013 04:25:27 | More by BA_Berto
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dirtyjerk

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.2%

07-24-2013 20:22:34 | More by dirtyjerk
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russwilliam

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-23-2013 03:51:09 | More by russwilliam
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Porter

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-22-2013 23:25:24 | More by Porter
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20%

07-22-2013 14:08:02 | More by Nobcefus
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-22-2013 05:01:14 | More by bcsbeer
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ErieBeerMan

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.2%

07-22-2013 00:32:31 | More by ErieBeerMan
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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