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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,802 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,802
Reviews: 1,738
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 402
Gots: 1,074 | FT: 29
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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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

hollywood_15063, Oct 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

smcnulty1981, Oct 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

BklynTerp, Oct 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Loaf31, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Sunn, Oct 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

smphilippou, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ryan79, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer, Oct 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Billybaroo990, Oct 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

jhillwastaken, Oct 21, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

beerme626, Oct 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Mikecap, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ChopsMeister, Oct 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

iamdw, Oct 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

bsuedekum, Oct 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

methtlcai, Oct 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Montsita, Oct 21, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

JamesShoemaker, Oct 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ridgeline23, Oct 20, 2012
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,802 ratings.