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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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PumkingPumking

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,404 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,404
Reviews: 1,699
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 376
Gots: 851 | FT: 27
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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elBecko

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-22-2012 17:30:39 | More by elBecko
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-22-2012 17:14:36 | More by timwardjr
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-22-2012 17:02:24 | More by hollywood_15063
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Mcallaghan04

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-22-2012 03:08:58 | More by Mcallaghan04
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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +22.9%

10-22-2012 02:58:39 | More by smcnulty1981
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BklynTerp

New York

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

10-22-2012 01:33:59 | More by BklynTerp
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Loaf31

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-21-2012 23:44:12 | More by Loaf31
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Sunn

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-21-2012 22:27:23 | More by Sunn
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smphilippou

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-21-2012 20:47:43 | More by smphilippou
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ryan79

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-21-2012 20:43:38 | More by ryan79
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MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer


3.98/5  rDev -2.2%

big bottle and large wine glass

a - clear amber, small head fades fast
s- very good. pumpkin pie spices, sweet, little fruit, banana clove
t - bitter pumpkin to start, pumpkin pie and caramel sweetness on back. A little bit of alcohol is present but it doesn't distract.
mf- pretty smooth overall. effervescent on front

overall - I'm a fan. Probably slightly biased since its limited and hard to find. The taste is not super spicy and has a sweet semblance without being over sweet on the taste buds. Worth picking up a few bottles every season.

10-21-2012 20:41:03 | More by MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
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Billybaroo990


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-21-2012 19:33:22 | More by Billybaroo990
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-21-2012 18:57:15 | More by jhillwastaken
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beerme626

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%

Bottle poured into 2 weizen glasses.

A: Weak, actually. A nice color, burnt orange, but almost no head. A little white on top of the surface.

S: Rich smell of pumpkin and mulling spices

T: Obvious pumpkin and mulling spices. Despite the 8.6 ABV, Southern TIer did a good job of keeping the alcohol taste away from this brew. Not as much bite as I would have liked, but certainly tasty.

M: A little flat, but smooth and easy

O: A good beer, but not superior to other Southern Tier brews, or other pumpkin beers like Rivertown's

10-21-2012 14:29:29 | More by beerme626
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-21-2012 13:18:22 | More by Mikecap
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-21-2012 06:18:42 | More by ChopsMeister
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iamdw

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-21-2012 05:32:59 | More by iamdw
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-21-2012 04:30:27 | More by bsuedekum
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methtlcai

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-21-2012 03:05:36 | More by methtlcai
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Montsita


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-21-2012 02:31:02 | More by Montsita
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%

650 ml bottle poured into a snifter and tulip. The bottle says "pour into a goblet," but I don't have a goblet.

A - per the last reviewer, this beer pours a very, very unique color. Almost completely transparent orange, unnaturally bright. Red hues, almost like a DIPA, but very clear.

S - not many beers taste exactly like they smell, but this one does. Hints of nutmeg, a little anise maybe, but a lot of vanilla. Big smells coming from the snifter.

T - really good. By far the best pumpkin beer I've ever had. That's not saying a lot, because I don't really care for pumpkin beers, but the flavor here was unique to say the least. Like the smell, lots of vanilla and a bigger nutmeg presence. Some cinnamon, but not a lot.

M - meh. This beer didn't stick around in my mouth. The high(ish) ABV (for a pumpkin) is nowhere to be found.

O - like I said, the best pumpkin beer I've ever had. Unlike the last reviewer, I particularly enjoyed my experience, and I may just have to get this at the next harvest.

10-21-2012 01:15:50 | More by JamesShoemaker
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-21-2012 01:13:36 | More by zapahoppa
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sind310

California

5/5  rDev +22.9%

10-21-2012 00:25:58 | More by sind310
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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.9%

10-20-2012 23:16:05 | More by Mikeynas
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-20-2012 23:12:17 | More by bluerabbit
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,404 ratings.