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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,976 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 4,976
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 335
Gots: 602 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,976 | Reviews: 1,672 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
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marginalerror

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-16-2012 15:31:02 | More by marginalerror
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TDRudy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-16-2012 05:07:36 | More by TDRudy
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of all the Pumpkin Ales I have ever tried this has been my favorite. Where most Pumpkin Ales tend to be malt heavy and light on the pumpkin taste and spices, Pumking is the exact opposite.

Not only is the aroma a heavy blend of pumpkin and spice, but so is the taste. It is a very smooth beer and easy to drink, with a slightly dry aftertaste that makes you want to drink more.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 04:10:02 | More by JohnnyMc
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-16-2012 02:09:47 | More by Cramerican
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sharpski

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-15-2012 21:16:30 | More by sharpski
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-15-2012 18:45:52 | More by PeteRiz
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Fitzmke

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-15-2012 01:05:51 | More by Fitzmke
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dgeebs07

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-13-2012 12:24:24 | More by dgeebs07
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OldTime

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-12-2012 04:05:53 | More by OldTime
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ScarletFire1017

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-11-2012 21:39:20 | More by ScarletFire1017
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BilbosNuts

California

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mjw52 for providing this in a trade.

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: This doesn't look spectacular. An orangish hue with a small white bubbly head. It has little retention just a small ring that sticks to the sides.

S: Wow. This may be the best smelling beer I've ever had let alone a pumpkin beer. It smells exactly like a pumpkin pie with the crust and whipped cream and all. Cloves, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla, and other spices round out the aroma.

T: The taste is similar to the taste, but slightly muted compared to the aroma. All the flavors are there, but not as bold. Pumpkin pie, crusts, vanilla, cinnamon, etc. Very good.

M: Medium to light bodied with limited carbonation. It finishes kind of thin for my liking.

O: This is by far the best pumpkin beer I've had so far. I wish I could get this in California more often. Superb.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 06:45:19 | More by BilbosNuts
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-11-2012 01:43:14 | More by Tyrawlings
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demonicbeaver

Maryland

5/5  rDev +22.9%

02-10-2012 21:42:39 | More by demonicbeaver
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-10-2012 18:15:45 | More by tfsimpkins
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Starkk00

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-10-2012 02:39:26 | More by Starkk00
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wcooper19

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-09-2012 04:05:50 | More by wcooper19
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Heissman

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.3%

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

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

United Kingdom (England)

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
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
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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