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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,383 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 6,383
Reviews: 1,796
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 430
Gots: 1,331 | FT: 30
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Bito401, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

BeerOps, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

CarolinaKev, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Poucher86, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

randomjazzr, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of CleJB
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have tried at least 15 different pumpkin ales and this one is by far the best. Tastes like pumpkin pie with whipped cream in a bottle but yet still tastes like beer and is 8.6%. I was blown away at how smooth and creamy this beer was. It is quite pricey at $9 for a 22 oz bottle but if you are a fan of pumpkin beers, it is worth every penny.

CleJB, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of JNM
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall, this beer blew me away. Poured a bright, crisp, clean orange color from a 22 oz bottle. Thin, light cream head w/ short retention. Smell of sweet pumpkin w/ minimal spices, hint of vanilla.

My favorite part of this beer is that it doesn't overdue the nutmeg/cinnamon spices present in most of this style. It was straight pumpkin pie & not mediocre store bought pumpkin pie either. I'm talking homemade by grandma pumpkin pie. It was sweet, but not too sweet. The pumpkin was prevalent throughout w/ a bit of crusty bread. A fantastically done offering by Southern Tier.

Cheers.

JNM, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of rm9679
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

rm9679, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Msemaan
4.95/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I don't usually drink pumpkin beers because of there overpowering taste of coriander . This beer has a very nice color almost like an Octoberfest but more red. The smell is that of fresh baked sweet pumpkin pie. Poured into a tulip glass or pint glass ( tried both) served at 40degrees. Taste notes nutmeg , coriander, pumpkin vanilla and cinnamon and sweet. Nothing is out of balance this is a perfect pumpkin beer. For 2012 Southern Tier nailed the Pumking.

Msemaan, Oct 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

thingummajiggy, Oct 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

ZenBiscuits, Oct 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

gtermi, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

XavierMuskies, Oct 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

hoppyhelena, Oct 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

crownrl28, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of peabody
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out slightly cloudy yellow amber with a good amount of suds.
Smell is pumpkin spices and sugary malts with just a hint of alcohol right at the end.
Taste is mellow pumpkin and allspice for just a second then it turns into a mellow farmhouse ale.
Mouthfeel is a bit sticky but this one really makes you want to come back for more. The spices are light and background enough so there isn't any overwhelming going on here at all.
This is the best of the pumpkins ales I have had this year.

peabody, Oct 18, 2012
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4.44/5  rDev +9.4%

CoolGuy42, Oct 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

SudSavant, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of crag
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One word describes this beer: Liquid Bread!

OK that's two words but if you ever wanted to taste liquid pumpkin bread Ala-beer this is it.

This is a desert beer all by itself, no food pairing required.

Plenty of spice to go around but not overly done. It may be a little sweet for some palates.

crag, Oct 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

RyanSBrennan, Oct 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

travishardy929, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of gcamparone
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- Medium 2" head with low retention. Golden Orange body, crystal clear. No retention

S- Vanilla, pumpkin, earthy, brown sugar.

T- Starts off nutty and pumpkiny, bittersweet spicy finish. Very flavorful and sweet.

M- Creamy, medium-heavy body. Minimal carbonation

A tasty, full-of-flavor, full bodied brew. My favorite pumpkin beer.

gcamparone, Oct 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Valmar, Oct 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Bloodbuzz99, Oct 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

gradergator, Oct 16, 2012
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,383 ratings.