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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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6,737 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,737
Reviews: 1,847
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 444
Gots: 1,525 | 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:
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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Photo of Duff27
2.88/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Short white head on a clear orangey colored body. Collar left

Bread. Big sweetness.

Immediate thoughts of capn crunch. Buttery. Not digging the aftertaste, kinda nasty actually.

Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

You either love it or hate it, I'm a hater. Meh. I'm still not overly impressed by anything from Southern Tier.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of MDDMD
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-orange amber color with a smallish off-white head and minimal lacing

S-pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg

T-it's been said before--it tastes like pumpkin pie with rich caramel sweetness and pumpkin pie spices

F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth

O-a delicious sipper, but due to the sweetness, not something I would drink a whole lot of

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.41/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a Horny Goat pint glass

Appearance- Pours a very orangish color with some sediment. Head is whispy white and not really a lot there to speak of.

Smell- What I expect out of a pumpkin beer. Lots of nutmeg, spice, pumpkin, and cinnamon.

Taste- I was saddened because I thought a lot was lacking here. I got some pumpkin but the ale and the alcohol were much more present. The nutmeg and cinnamon were no where to be found.

Mouthfeel- A solid mouthfeel here. Semi heavy especially for a pumpkin ale. The mouthfeel gave me the impression of eating pumpkin pie but the palate didn't get the same response.

Overall- Was hoping for a little more here. The mouthfeel and smell were there but the taste just didn't get there for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MasterCraft
1.32/5  rDev -67.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I'm a fan of Southern Tier, and kept hearing great things about Pumking, really wanted to like this one...

Bomber poured into a tulip

A-Low carbonation, modest head, quite a nice shade of orange

S-Pumpkin pie, store bought vanilla frosting, sweet corn, marshmallow. Not a good start.

T-Yikes, way too sweet. Lots of vanilla, more corn, no spice to be found. Reminds me of cake vodka (also a regrettable experience)

M-Not horrible, but hard to appreciate due to the taste. Rather thick

O-Gross. Not sure how I see this come up so often in discussion of "best pumpkin ale". Rarely will I pour a beer down the sink, but I couldn't finish a third of the bomber. Would expect better from Southern Tier.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,737 ratings.