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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

6,371 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 6,371
Reviews: 1,796
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 429
Gots: 1,330 | 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:
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 BostonHops
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a translucent, luminous orange with over a finger of creamy off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly. decent lacing. good appearance, though nothing spectacular.

the aroma all but reaches out of the glass and grabs you by the collar: bold and mouth-watering - you have to fight an impulse and not layer whipped cream on top of it. pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, a bit of ginger, and a certain graham cracker-like quality.

flavor follows up and then some. all the noted characteristics pull through in fine fashion; maybe some vanilla. hate to re-use the liquid pumpkin pie analogy, but yeah, pretty much. really delicious. 9% ABV, could of fooled me.

mouthfeel is a bit thin (docked points there); moderatedly carbed. the kind of flavor-packed beer that, while bar-setting, you're good with the bomber. for my money, hands down the standard by which all pumpkin beers should be judged. my personal favorite of the style.

original review on: 09-20-2010

BostonHops, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

danp14, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

cloondog, May 11, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

antoines15, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

JimGlonke, Apr 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

IheartTomorrow, Apr 21, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a reddish-orange color with almost no head.. little to no lacing as well.

Smell - Allspice, ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and a weird buttery smell that reminds me of bugles haha.

Taste - Pretty much identical to the aroma.. with a slight alcohol aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with light carbonation.

Overall - I'm giving this beer a good rating because I know it tastes good for what they're going for.. I just don't enjoy spices too much.

jsisko01, Apr 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

JxExM, Apr 19, 2012
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BCason, Apr 18, 2012
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 6,371 ratings.