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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,263 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 6,263
Reviews: 1,787
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 421
Gots: 1,276 | 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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Photo of chilidog
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sold to me as pumpkin pie in a glass, I agree .
Pours a amber orange with a full tan head. Nice lace, good looking full bodied beer.

Aroma of roasted pumpkin and spice infused malts.
Taste carries that malty roasted pumpkin with nutmeg, vanilla, all spice and alcohol.

The mouth is like soft creamy pumpkin pie with the amazeing part, the graham cracker crust finish.

Overall the best pumpkin beer i've tried and now the standard i'll compare to others. Will buy again next year.

chilidog, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of CopperTopBrews
4/5  rDev -1.5%

CopperTopBrews, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - clear orange copper with a solid thumb of soapy head that dissipated to a thin covering
S - an interesting mix of roasted pumpkin, toasty and nutty malty aromas, mild spice note
T - much like the nose, the flavour is strong with roasted pumpkin, along with a hazel nut like richness and some toastiness, light touch of caramel and just a faint hint of spice
M - medium carbonation with a light feel, gentle spice tingle with a lingering sweetness
O - one of the more unique pumpkins I've tried in terms of flavour as it relies very little on the pumpkin pie spice angle, ABV is extremely well hidden making this a tasty and dangerously drinkable treat

joemcgrath27, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of jackie7787
4/5  rDev -1.5%

jackie7787, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

GoSabres87, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

jmfc8237, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

LIVEfreak2, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

riotinmyskull, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

sailorastro, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

SteelCityHops89, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Discordian, Dec 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

agriff401, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

IrishColonial, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

twelveinches, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of HumphreyLee
4.75/5  rDev +17%

HumphreyLee, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jvalentini, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mendonjoebeer, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

mylar, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

mthomas84, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Chrixsus, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Cdhess, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of czfreeman
4.93/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From the stellar Southern Tier, my yearly highly anticipated Pumpkin brew. My father bought an entire case after tasting it.
Pours a vigorous carbonated tone of light orange-pumpkin color. Amber, creamy head lasts, Highly appealing
Aromatics really take this beer to the upper echelons. Colder- pumpkin, nutmeg, grahmn cracker, pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cloves,brwon sugar, really pumpkin pie in a glass.Warmer and the spices really come through. nutmeg cloves ginger allspice, musty fall leaves, roasted pumpkin. Superb
Flavor is enough to make you just sit back and drink without speaking. Roasted pumpkin, nutmeg, brown sugar, grahmn cracker, clove, creamy pumpkin pie, all mingle with a great malty backbone.
Imagine the flavor of the perfect pumpkin pie-sweet, yet spicy, balanced thick, light at the same time.
I have bought many other pumpkin beers trying to find one to compare to, but Pumpking is heads and shoulders above the rest.
Cheers to the "king"

czfreeman, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of almundane
3/5  rDev -26.1%

almundane, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of mkderusha
5/5  rDev +23.2%

mkderusha, Dec 12, 2011
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,263 ratings.