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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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6,738 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,738
Reviews: 1,848
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 444
Gots: 1,526 | FT: 31
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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4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a orange colored beer with almost no head. A very light film that is rather persistent does eventually fade leaving a light level of lacing.

Smell –Mostly of spice and pumpkin aroma. The cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice are complemented well with brown sugar, caramel and pumpkin aromas. Overall the spice is balanced by the sweet creating a pleasant liquid pumpkin pie smell.

Taste – A sweeter caramel and pumpkin flavor greet the tongue. While light in the spice department initially, soon flavors of all the pie spices that were present in the nose come to fruition. As the taste advances further the pumpkin grows even stronger while the caramel get replaced by some brown sugar and hazelnut flavors. At the end one is left with a satisfying semi-sweet pumpkin flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – A medium and smooth body with a lighter level of carbonation. The creaminess and low carbonation coupled with the sweet pumpkin taste and spice make it very easy to drink. While at 8.6 % there is almost no boozy taste making this very easy to drink.

Overall – A sweet delicious brew. Like drinking a smooth liquid pumpkin pie. While not one I would want with great occasion it is a perfect dessert beer for the cooler fall days.

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

Poured into a 10oz glass at Swig on Perrysburg,OH.

Pours a clean copper. Almost looks like a watered down iced tea?? I expected it to be darker. Head is money.
Smells like a Fall Yankee candle. Spice is really flagrant-nutmeg, cinimmon, and pumpkin.
Well...it taste like a Yankee candle smells. Except it's really good! There is above balance of favors that ties it together to make a wonderful Autumn beer.
Medium feel with good carbonation.

ST is $!

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4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting for this beer for a year now, as I fell in love with Pumpkin Ales last year. It did not disappoint and is now one of my personal favorites.

Very bronze almost orange color. No head or lacing when I poured it. Smell reminds me more of pumpkin pie scented candles and I get a little buttery caramel. Taste is where I absolutely dig this beer. I get more pumpkin than pumpkin pie but the pie spices are there. I taste the caramel too. Very well balanced taste. Very smooth and easy to drink, and I just can't get enough of the taste every sip. I could see someone not being into this beer or pumpkin style in general, but if this is what you're looking for you're going to love it.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Incredible. Unlike any other pumpkin beer. In a unique class of its own.

For starters, the pour is a beautiful, rich bronze color that appears to glow. The smell is sweet and intoxicating. The flavor is so wildly unique. From pumpkin spice to graham cracker to hints of vanilla, it is a true pleasure.

I know this is usually a hate it or love it brew, but put me squarely in the love it camp. As the pumpkin beer craze has exploded over the years, this sweet offering continues to be the one I look out for above all else.

Thank you once again, Southern Tier!

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,738 ratings.