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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,788 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,788
Reviews: 1,735
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 401
Gots: 1,062 | 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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5/5  rDev +22.9%

djre4orm, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jwelsh, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

nandemo1, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of ElGrecoVerde
2.68/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours bright orange, almost looks like it's glowing.

Pumpkin dominates the nose. Mixed spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, grains, malts and hops all present in the smell. But there is no question this is a pumpkin beer.

Flavor leans to heavy on the pumpkin side for my liking. The rich pumpkin and burnt pie crust flavors aren't balanced out by the spices. Bitter hops are present but drowned out by the other flavors. That combined with a thick feel leaves me desiring a more refreshing brew. Clearly I'm in the minority with this one.

ElGrecoVerde, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of chilidog
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sold to me as pumpkin pie in a glass, I agree .
Pours a amber orange with a full tan head. Nice lace, good looking full bodied beer.

Aroma of roasted pumpkin and spice infused malts.
Taste carries that malty roasted pumpkin with nutmeg, vanilla, all spice and alcohol.

The mouth is like soft creamy pumpkin pie with the amazeing part, the graham cracker crust finish.

Overall the best pumpkin beer i've tried and now the standard i'll compare to others. Will buy again next year.

chilidog, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

CopperTopBrews, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - clear orange copper with a solid thumb of soapy head that dissipated to a thin covering
S - an interesting mix of roasted pumpkin, toasty and nutty malty aromas, mild spice note
T - much like the nose, the flavour is strong with roasted pumpkin, along with a hazel nut like richness and some toastiness, light touch of caramel and just a faint hint of spice
M - medium carbonation with a light feel, gentle spice tingle with a lingering sweetness
O - one of the more unique pumpkins I've tried in terms of flavour as it relies very little on the pumpkin pie spice angle, ABV is extremely well hidden making this a tasty and dangerously drinkable treat

joemcgrath27, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,788 ratings.