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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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5,835 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,835
Reviews: 1,742
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 405
Gots: 1,090 | 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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Photo of JohnnyMc
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.

JohnnyMc, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Cramerican
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Cramerican, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev -1.7%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of PeteRiz
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

PeteRiz, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Fitzmke
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Fitzmke, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of dgeebs07
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

dgeebs07, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of OldTime
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

OldTime, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of ScarletFire1017
4/5  rDev -1.7%

ScarletFire1017, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of BilbosNuts
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.

BilbosNuts, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of demonicbeaver
5/5  rDev +22.9%

demonicbeaver, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of tfsimpkins
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

tfsimpkins, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Starkk00
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Starkk00, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of wcooper19
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

wcooper19, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of Heissman
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Heissman, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of maryd837
3/5  rDev -26.3%

maryd837, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of mfield14
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

mfield14, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of mpdrago
5/5  rDev +22.9%

mpdrago, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of rydev24
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

rydev24, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev -1.7%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Ruds
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!

Ruds, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of fiedler84
4/5  rDev -1.7%

fiedler84, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

muskiesman, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Hopman1985
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Hopman1985, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

AndrewMichael, Feb 03, 2012
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,835 ratings.