Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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United Kingdom (England)
4.28/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On tap at the Cask, Pimlico Feb '12.
Hazy dark orange in colour almost verging on a light 'rusty' brown akin to the canal by the railway line in Kidsgrove, Staffs (that might mean something to someone !?!?!).
Smells sweet, spiced, cloves, a little pumpkin but not too so in my opinion, maybe some ginger in there?
Lots of flavours combine in this complex beer. Butterscotch, Pumpkin and sweet popcorn were the 3 headline flavours, these were backed up by nutmeg, clove, ginger, syrup and other spices.
Mouthfeel was bang on, medium leaning to full in body, limited carbonation and a warming feeling as you digested!
Overall I'd never particularly enjoyed any offerings from this style before having visited the states in late October '05, when plenty were on tap and all 'whelmed' me and nothing more. That said these were all typically 5 to 6ish % ABV and this beast at 8.6% really did the job for me.
Definately one to revisit from time to time!
Serving type: on-tap
02-04-2012 10:39:50 | More by Ruds
4.5/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle. 2011 batch, courtesy of the incomparable beerbeerbeerbeer. Thanks Kevin!
The beer pours a lovely, crystal clear orange color. A finger of white foam dissipates quickly. This is a very attractive looking brew. The nose is pumpkin and spice forward. The most pumpkin aroma I've ever smelled in a beer. Taste mirrors the nose with huge pumpkin pie flavors. Cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and brown sugar abound. There is a hint of hoppy bitterness in the finish which works well here. The beer is medium bodied with a nice mellow level of carbonation. Overall this is a quite enjoyable offering from Southern Tier. I am not normally very fond of spiced beers, but this one pulls it off in spades. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2012 04:53:34 | More by Sideswipe
4.93/5 rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Every year I sample dozens of Octoberfest and pumpkin beers, but this one always delivers the best Fall spice/pumpkin flavor, with just the right amount of sweetness (cinammon/brown sugar) and cardamon, and a ton of upfront pumpkin with a crisp, not syrupy mouth. A gem that comes and goes too fast each year, in my book. So I typically stash 3-4 bottles and drink them into Spring/Summer. Delicious brew!
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2012 05:20:20 | More by AlecGuinness
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,883 ratings.