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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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A- Perfectly clear orange. Head is one finger white. Reduces to a thin slick and minimal lacing.
S- The aroma is just a touch of vanilla, big pumpkin, and some spicy nutmeg.
T- I mean this in the best possible way, but it tastes like a pumpkin spice candle. Pumpkin is big and bold. There are good underlying spice flavors. Just when it is pumpkin pie and hinting at one dimension, some vanilla flavors kick in and keep it interesting.
M- Body is just a hint light, and carbonation and a bit overdone, but it's not dramatically so.
O- This is, if not the best pumpkin ale I've had, darn near close. If the carbonation and body were worked it, it would verge on the perfect pumpkin ale.

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Best seasonal beer I had tried so far. The balance between spice and pumpkin was almost perfect, enough spice to compliment but not overpower the pumpkin (which should be the focus of pumpkin beer in my opinion). Definitely makes me way to invest time into trying more Southern Tier brews.

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A) Mahogany hued, with hints of red, looks more reminiscence of and aged bourbon in color then a beer. Full finger of head that quickly losses retention. Very little lacing, but this was drank very slowly so others may have a different experience in that regard. Looks malty.
S) Full pumpkin pie onslaught, as it should be for a pumpkin beer. Sweet, rich, bready, no real smell of hops to my nose. Decadent. Dessert in a glass.
T) Very true to it's smell. deep pumpkin, molasses, apple pie spices of clove, nutmeg, ginger. Strong malt presence, very little bitterness. More balanced then I expected, not as sickly sweet or flabby as I thought it would be. There is no mistaken this beer for anything else then what it is.
M) Full and round. Very pleasant mouthfeel. Medium bodied, more like a porter then a stout in this regard, but definitely thicker then a average ale.
O) A really good example of this style. Pumpkin beers can be disappointing when they do not have a pumpkin flavor that clearly shines through, and this one really delivers. Improves as it warms in the glass. I bought three bombers and will wait till late fall to enjoy the other two. This will be perfect sitting next to a fire.

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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