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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,738 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 6,738
Reviews: 1,848
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 444
Gots: 1,525 | FT: 30
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,738 | Reviews: 1,848 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Genie
4.74/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmookrun
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrWonka
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is by far my favorite beer, period. I've tried numerous pumpkin brews this previous yr and this stomps them all without question. Anyone who says this beer tastes like candy corn, do not pay attention to them! I've disliked candy corn all my life and this beer tastes nothing like it. I'll leave u with this image/taste in ur head... Are u ready? Graham cracker vanilla-flavored Wheaties. Yes Wheaties the cereal. Think about it.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of winningwes91
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DLS168
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of CelticBelly1
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bacch39
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of harjoeb2010
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GaryLikesAle
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byrdst23
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good, one of my favorite beers.

Photo of Barnoloid
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbobcat
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agammon
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cglenden
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of set4ri
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gordonj
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Inglum515
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwood06
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Clear amber in color with a thick head that dissipates quickly to a thin lacing. Visible sediment (yeast). 3.75/5

S - Pumpkin squash, nutmeg, and cinnamon. More emphasis is placed on the spices than the squash. 4/5

T - Taste follows the nose nicely. Pumpkin is more pronounced than in the nose but the spices are near equivalent in balance. Ever so slight sourdough breadiness. 4/5

M - Very smooth with a clean finish. Slight lingering bitterness but not much. Moderate carbonation. 4.25/5

O - Probably the best pumpkin beer that I have had outside of Southern Tier's Warlock. 4/5

Photo of JohnnyI
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

2014. "Pumking is an ode to Puca, the mythical Celtic Horse beast said to entice careless travelers on to its back and take them on a terrifying night ride through the forest." Alright Puca, I'm ready for my ride....

The translucent copper-creamsicle ale crashes in to a goblet, forming an inch of lush foam. The linen colored head stands barely an inch, with densely packed bubbles and thin lacing around the rim. The glorious smell of fresh baked pumpkin pie fills the nose, complete with a buttery graham cracker crust. There's an assortment of pumpkin potpourri spices that serve to compliment the hearty gourdlike aroma. The first sip.... flavor overload. This beer is a sweet spice-bomb in the strictest sense. Each tiny sip packs enough flavor to embarrass most of its competition. The buttery, sweet malts are there, but you only get a fleeting moment with them before the spices come barreling in. There's also a slight hop bite that ties this beer together and keeps it from completely overwhelming your senses. At 8.6%, the alcohol is well hidden, but you could hide a Buick behind the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. They stick to your palette like a burr, embedded until you raise the glass again to wash away the taste and start over. The mouthfeel is a little lighter than you might expect from a beer of this magnitude. A richer, fuller body would suit this brew well, creating an unparallelled seasonal dessert-beer. The current beer just doesn't have the constitution to support so much character. At any rate, this is a slow sipper. I can do one of these each year, and I continue to appreciate this outrageous ode to pumpkin pie.

Photo of MissCrybaby
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DuffmanCanNeverDie
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidSomers
3.14/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I hate Pumpkin Beer and hate myself for buying it. This is supposed to be one of the best. I didn't like it

Photo of Sts54
4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite pumpkin beer

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,738 ratings.