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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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6,775 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,775
Reviews: 1,860
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 449
Gots: 1,576 | FT: 31
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:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 08-26-2007

19 Degrees Plato
8.8 Degrees L
2-row Pale Malt
Caramel Malt
Pureed Pumpkin

Kettle Hops: Magnum
Aroma Hops: Sterling
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Photo of SithStatus
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice caramel notes on the nose and palate; good spice; nice and smooth; creamy kind of
May be too sweet for some people but I think it's needed in a beer like this. Best pumpkin beer I've had but I haven't had Rogue's Yet..so, so far it's my number 1.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of beerme626
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.98/5  rDev -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.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,775 ratings.