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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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4,883 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,883
Reviews: 1,671
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 323
Gots: 560 | 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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Heissman

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-08-2012 21:09:54 | More by Heissman
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maryd837

Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.1%

02-07-2012 07:01:20 | More by maryd837
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mfield14

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-06-2012 14:49:54 | More by mfield14
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mpdrago

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.2%

02-06-2012 05:17:59 | More by mpdrago
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-05-2012 20:45:55 | More by rydev24
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-05-2012 01:28:09 | More by stampfler07
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Ruds

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
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-04-2012 04:53:57 | More by fiedler84
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-03-2012 19:55:22 | More by muskiesman
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Hopman1985

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +23.2%

02-03-2012 18:31:43 | More by Hopman1985
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-03-2012 02:00:11 | More by AndrewMichael
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rsant

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -75.4%

02-02-2012 18:09:27 | More by rsant
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

02-02-2012 03:19:50 | More by jfcaa193
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-01-2012 04:11:01 | More by CoryR
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

01-31-2012 21:43:05 | More by HumanParaquat
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Sideswipe

California

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
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Caterwaul

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17%

01-31-2012 03:55:24 | More by Caterwaul
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ninner00

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-30-2012 18:30:40 | More by ninner00
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beerborn

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-30-2012 16:16:15 | More by beerborn
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

01-30-2012 00:16:17 | More by Goldfishman
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RexBiceps

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-29-2012 13:15:00 | More by RexBiceps
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AlecGuinness

Massachusetts

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
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.1%

01-29-2012 03:00:42 | More by ygtbsm94
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CamM

Georgia

5/5  rDev +23.2%

01-29-2012 01:02:41 | More by CamM
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.2%

01-28-2012 05:49:24 | More by Peyton5410
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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