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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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6,803 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,803
Reviews: 1,868
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 457
Gots: 1,611 | FT: 32
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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Ratings: 6,803 | Reviews: 1,868
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Rizalini
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber, dated 07/24/12, into my Deschutes tulip glass...

A - Pours a crystal clear golden orange color, with a slim 1/2 finger off-white head.

S - Smells very much like a pumpkin pie, with grahamcracker crust. Slightly sweet, with some great spice notes, and of course there's the pumpkin. Smells great.

T/M - Taste matches the smell perfectly.It really does taste like a liquified pumpkin pie.Great creamy pumpkin flavor, nice sweet grahamcracker malt base, and great cinnamon and nutmeg spice notes. One of the most complete tasting pumpkin brews I've had. Light-medium mouthfeel, good carbonation.

O - Southern Tier has done it again! A very complete and well rounded pumpkin brew. I've had other pumpkin brews that captue the flavor of pumpkin, and even pumpkin and associated spices, but not pumpkin, spices and pie crust. This is one amazing brew, and highly recommend this for any pumpkin lover, and would definately buy again.

Photo of deafleonard
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of mattbk
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Slightly cloudy, orange, actually the color of pumpkin, mild carbonation.
S - Ah, yes. Like walking into grandma's kitchen. Butter. Rich, brown sugar. Hard to pick out the spice. I think it's nutmeg. Rich and luscious. It is amazing that a beer can smell this way.
T - The same as the smell, but a bit less buttery and with a bit of an alcohol burn through the sip. I don't find the beer particularly sweet, in fact it's rather dry, but there is a light sweetness that comes through as it warms. The flavor is highlighted by the butter and spices. It's very much like a pumpkin pie beer. I think it may actually be a bit too strong. If the alcohol was backed off (or at least masked) a bit, the rest of the flavor would come out even more.
M - It's maybe a bit grainy from pumpkin, but just slightly. Medium full mouthfeel, not very carbonated. Very appropriate.
O - I think this is the best Pumpkin beer made. I didn't care much for this style before trying Pumking. Now I try other Pumpkin beers just to find out if there's anything better. I haven't found anything that compares yet.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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1.25/5  rDev -69.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of dorianmarley
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly orange gold (nice Halloween color) with a fluffy white head that fades, and nice lacing.

Nose is pumpkin and spices (cinnamon and allspice) and malt.

Taste is buttery, with pumpkin, nutmeg, some cinnamon and light malt. It has a strong resemblance to pumpkin pie.

Mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation and a firm presence of alcohol.

Overall, it is a very good pumpkin sipper that is lacking enough body to back up the hardy flavors and be great.

Photo of ocelot2500
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear slightly orange golden color with a tight, white head that fades quickly leaving little lacing.

Smells of big spice notes and some pumpkin.

Tastes of the spice notes upfront with a mild malty sweetness. Spices hit fairly hard with allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Some pumpkin notes come through in the middle. Ends in a brown sugar and slightly cookie sweetness. Some hops come through and add earthy notes.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a small amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a pretty amped up pumpkin ale, but I can see why so many people like it.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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