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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,949 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 4,949
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 333
Gots: 589 | 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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rofflesjr


5/5  rDev +22.9%

03-02-2012 00:59:51 | More by rofflesjr
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shelby415

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-01-2012 06:37:13 | More by shelby415
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Yoda22

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy light orange with 1 finger head - quickly dissipates. Little bit of lacing.

S- Very spicy pumpkin aroma, kind of buttery and also some graham cracker. It literally smells like a piece of pumpkin pie.

T- Not quite the wow factor of the nose, but quite good. I don't know how else to describe it other than pumpkin and spice. My palette isn't good enough to guess which spice (not cinnamon like some pumpkins). This is 8.6%? Can't tell.

M- Well it bites at your tongue as soon as you take that first sip. It has a medium body with buttery texture to it, quite nice for this style. Carbonation feels pretty high and prickly cause of the spices and flavor but I don't think it's high carbonation looking at the bubbles.

O- It's a pretty exceptional pumpkin beer and the ABV is QUITE masked. I'm glad I split this 22oz bomber with the wife or i'd be halfway drunk.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 22:58:50 | More by Yoda22
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Mudawg

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-29-2012 21:42:53 | More by Mudawg
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ksar1017

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -75.4%

02-29-2012 20:26:48 | More by ksar1017
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Lob

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22.9%

02-28-2012 17:00:09 | More by Lob
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keanlacrosse

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-27-2012 19:10:13 | More by keanlacrosse
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stoutlover1978

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-27-2012 15:53:28 | More by stoutlover1978
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-27-2012 01:38:10 | More by kylemckinnis
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johnkyoungoh

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.9%

02-26-2012 22:33:12 | More by johnkyoungoh
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

02-26-2012 06:22:20 | More by hilgart1
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haddyhustle302

Delaware

3/5  rDev -26.3%

02-25-2012 07:32:41 | More by haddyhustle302
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-22-2012 00:44:37 | More by marct
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

02-22-2012 00:27:04 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another Sandman3479 hook up!

Poured from bomber to pint glass. No dates. Pours an opaque orange color with a thin white cap, some retention and lacing, not much though. While it may not be an impressive looking beer it smells great! Smells like a pumpkin pie. Pumpkin, chai, cinnamon, vanilla, all spice. Very good. Literally smells like a liquid pumpkin pie. The flavor continues where the nose left off, though a bit softer. The nose was so powerful I expected the flavor to be as dominant. Tastes just like the nose though a bit softer. Mild bitterness. Lighter end of medium bodied with some carbonation. Overall, a very good pumpkin beer. It would have been nice to have a more dominant flavor, but it was still very good. Hides the abv very well. Enjoyable!

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 15:30:22 | More by hopfacebrew
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely soft orange with minimal off white head. Lacing is decent. Distinctively pumpkin orange.

Do you know what a pumpkin pie smells like? It smells like that. Nutmeg, graham cracker, savory pumpkin, a splash of fresh cream.

The taste mirrors the nose without coming off as too artificial. Nutmeg is prominent, but appropriate. Really nice. It's amazing how much flavor a rather flavorless gourd can impart on a beer.

Mouthfeel is suitable for the style. Overall, I look forward to this release every year. It's unique and hearty, delicious.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 05:11:28 | More by yamar68
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-20-2012 14:12:03 | More by olympicgatorade
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LostTraveler

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-20-2012 04:52:07 | More by LostTraveler
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CloudStrife

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a Pumking Goblet.

A: Pours a crisp golden hue with minimal white head that fleets to the edge of the glass. Light to medium carbonation. No real lacing on sides of glass.

S: I couldn't ask for anything more in the smell of a beer. Wonderfully spicy with hints of pumpkin, vanilla and graham cracker crust. All spice, cinnamon, nutmeg. Can almost even pull out the whip creme.

T: Loads of spice cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Great vanilla taste, very sweet like a pumpkin pie. Definite alcohol overtones but those are easily ignored. Has been toned down over the years in regards to overall flavor.

M: Fairly low carbonation. Clean smooth body. Doesn't leave any unwanted resins. Easy to drink considering ABV.

Overall one of my favorite beers and breweries. A superb pumpkin beer that I always look forward too. Easy to drink and enjoyed by everyone.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 02:40:43 | More by CloudStrife
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ChocolateJesus

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-19-2012 17:14:32 | More by ChocolateJesus
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MikeD1687

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-19-2012 05:10:59 | More by MikeD1687
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JMCrocker

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.9%

02-18-2012 22:09:06 | More by JMCrocker
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

02-18-2012 17:33:22 | More by chrispoint
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joshtrich

New York

2/5  rDev -50.9%

02-18-2012 02:23:40 | More by joshtrich
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cld253

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-18-2012 02:11:34 | More by cld253
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,949 ratings.