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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,277 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 6,277
Reviews: 1,789
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 421
Gots: 1,284 | FT: 30
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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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

HumanParaquat, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Sideswipe
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle. 2011 batch, courtesy of the incomparable beerbeerbeerbeer. Thanks Kevin!

The beer pours a lovely, crystal clear orange color. A finger of white foam dissipates quickly. This is a very attractive looking brew. The nose is pumpkin and spice forward. The most pumpkin aroma I've ever smelled in a beer. Taste mirrors the nose with huge pumpkin pie flavors. Cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and brown sugar abound. There is a hint of hoppy bitterness in the finish which works well here. The beer is medium bodied with a nice mellow level of carbonation. Overall this is a quite enjoyable offering from Southern Tier. I am not normally very fond of spiced beers, but this one pulls it off in spades. Recommended.

Sideswipe, Jan 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Caterwaul, Jan 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

ninner00, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

beerborn, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

RexBiceps, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of AlecGuinness
4.93/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Every year I sample dozens of Octoberfest and pumpkin beers, but this one always delivers the best Fall spice/pumpkin flavor, with just the right amount of sweetness (cinammon/brown sugar) and cardamon, and a ton of upfront pumpkin with a crisp, not syrupy mouth. A gem that comes and goes too fast each year, in my book. So I typically stash 3-4 bottles and drink them into Spring/Summer. Delicious brew!

AlecGuinness, Jan 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

CamM, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Peyton5410, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

dandmc24, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

caljrjr, Jan 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

jskennedy, Jan 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

1Sundown2C, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of iabeerbaron
3.1/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a small offwhite head with a yellow/orange body. Aroma of spicy bread with candied sweetness. Flavor was a little too overpowering for me; reminded me a lot of candy corn type taste. A fun beer to try but the flavors were too much for me; recommend trying this with a group or in small doses.

iabeerbaron, Jan 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

seabas5, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of jeffmart22
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy burnt orange with a two finger head that dissipates. Very sparse lacing. Looks very autumn like. You can see a little alcohol clinging to the glass.

A - Smells like graham cracker crust. Extremely unique aroma. No other pumpkin beer that I've had smells like this one. Very subtle pumpkin pie spice aromas.

T - Sweet pumpkin pie crust flavor. No bitterness whatsoever. Alcohol is hidden very well but it does start to warm as it goes down. Very unique pumpkin beer.

M - Medium in body. Flavor duration is moderate to long.

O - Not your standard pumpkin beer. I buy this one every year and always enjoy it.

jeffmart22, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

postnothing, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

zenwatts, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

hopsandstouts, Jan 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

audrew, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

dprophet, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

HopHeadInOhio, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

mattyrubes, Jan 21, 2012
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,277 ratings.