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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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5,954 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,954
Reviews: 1,755
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 405
Gots: 1,140 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

spoonhawk, Nov 23, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

mdillon86, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Hoperation, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of BenjieK
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally tried this and was impressed!

A: orange, good head, leaves clumps of lace

S: Holy Moly! Clove, nutmeg, spices and sweetness. Smells great.

T: Not as good as the smell but pretty great. Very sweet and spice flavored, not a lot of pumpkin flavor.

M: A little hot, but smooth.

Overall very good!

BenjieK, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

amstelcat, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

cwps48, Nov 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

sevenarts, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle bought online from from MyBreweryTap.com

Poured a clear amber orange colour... Creamy head poured small but quite thick and foamy then faded to wispy covering... barely any carbonation... any lacing fades very quickly...

Aroma - Lots of pumpkin pie notes along with banana bread, nutmeg and clove spiciness, spicy fruits (oranges, dates), lots of honey sweetness, light pepperiness, allspice, some caramel...

Taste pretty much mirrors the aromas but thankfully isn't as sweet... again lots of pumkin pie and bready notes mixed with nutmeg and allspice, some burnt toffee hints, honey notes, light brown sugar, some faint peppery hop hints..

Feel - Quite sharp and dry at first then smooths out... medium bodied... pretty drinkable for a 8.6% beer as the alcohol is very well hideen but i wouldn't fancy drinking a whole 650ml bottle of this as it would become way too sickly...

Overall - A very good pumpkin beer and much better than the only other one i've tried (Wychwoods Pumpking).. one for sharing though as 650ml would be way too much for one person... recommended

mdagnew, Nov 23, 2011
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3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a medium amber that yielded a thin one finger head that receded pretty quickly.
Nose is pretty spicy. Lots of cinnamon, all spice and a gram cracker crust aroma. Not to much Pumkin.
Taste has more Pumkin. Still lots of all-spice, cinnamon, some sugar, that gram cracker is still there.
A bit sticky on the mouthfeel. Zesty carbonation. Long lasting flavors. Medium light body.
Pretty nice.

hdelavega, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

pocwolf, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ScrimshawFan, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

RepMichigan, Nov 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BeezNeezy22D, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

JSkone09, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

touchmeimsac, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of fostah
2.83/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

2010 version, stored upright, in closed bottle case, in cellar.

Poured into Smutty Big Beer Series goblet.

Pours clear, a light off-orange color, reminiscent of a fake tan... About one finger of creamy, sticky off white head dissipates quickly, but not into oblivion, about an eighth of an inch sticks around for the duration.

Initial aroma is of fruity, multicolored, kids cereal, with some warm spices tossed in. Dry cereal grains show up as it warms.

More of the same in the initial taste, no noticeable hop bitterness, but you know it's there, because it's not cloyingly sweet. A slow warming (it IS 9%), but the alcohol is hidden well (aged well?).

Medium body, drier than the initial aroma leads me to expect.

Intangibles: This is a tough beer. It's seemingly stylistically flawless, but there's something that doesn't sit well. It's not exactly a drain pour, but I'm not exactly throwing myself down the basement stairs to crack the last bottle. That said, I feel it's much better with a year on it than it was fresh. That last bottle can wait til 2012.

fostah, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

jackrodgers77, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

hohnx012, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
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tubeman, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

RWACKO, Nov 22, 2011
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ItsBeer4Me, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

madman45, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mmcnaughton, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

wtmcadams, Nov 21, 2011
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,954 ratings.