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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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6,804 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,804
Reviews: 1,869
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 457
Gots: 1,612 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange amber with almost no head. Some decent lacing. Smells of... surprise, pumpkin. Cinnamon, nutmeg, other spices. Like a freshly baked pumpkin pie. Tastes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin... harvest flavors. The bready acts as a pie crust flavor too. MMM, pumpkin pie. Medium heavy mouthfeel and low carbonation.

Best pumpkin beer I've had yet.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a one finger off white head.

S- This smells exactly like pumpkin pie. There a little pumpkin and some cinnamon and spices. The beer has a lot of pie crust smells in it. A strong brown sugar breaddy aroma. Unlike anything else out there.

T- Tastes like a pumpkin pie, exactly like it. There is a lot of pie crust character. Very sugary and yet quite full and smooth. The brown sugar backbone of this beer goes very well with the pumpkin flavors. This beer has a lot of cinnamon in it and is quite spicy.

M- Smooth. This beer also has a unique spicy and lively feel afterwards. It drinks easily and is full flavored.

O- Awesome stuff. Tastes like pumpkin pie. Everybody should try this beer if they can get it.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours into a snifter glass like a liquid pumpkin, a beautiful murky orange with amber hints and a little white ring of small white bubbles that leave lazy lines of lacing on the glass. There is a nice steady flow of bubbles and odd enough, there is one spot on my glass where a straight line of bubbles is consistently running up the side of the glass. The beer smells like a pumpkin pie, pulpy with pumpkin meat and spicy with nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Sweet and caramel malts could be hiding in the back of the smell but they seem pretty light overall. The beer’s taste follows the nose; it’s a little cloying with the spices which leave a burn on the tongue but overall this beer is a liquid pumpkin pie. The meat tastes a little raw on the tongue and the spices are a little too potent but it comes together in a lovely sip. Mouthfeel is a little fierce with rapid pinpricks of carbonation on the tongue, but this mellows out mostly into a thin syrupy treat. Afterfeel is still tingling from the carbonation and a little burned from the spices. Overall this is a great pumpkin beer; the spice is a little too much, which holds this beer back from being amazing, but by no means stops it from being a great drink. For all you pumpkin beer lovers out there, try it!

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A - Pours an clear orange color, with a minimal 1/2 finger off white head. I have brewed beers like this and I have no idea how they get it so clear with all of the pumpkin and spice that must go in there.

S - Smells of spice, clove, ginger, and pumpkin pie.

T - The taste is a lot like the smell. There are a lot of flavors going on, from clove, to all spice, to ginger... and of course pumpkin. The alcohol, even at 8.6% is non-existent. A joy to drink

M - The mouth feel is medium / heavy. There is a slight sweetness that coats your mouth too.

O - This is hands down my favorite pumpkin beer. It's rare that any beer can have this many flavors going on without anything being overwhelming. Stock up, because in a month or 2 you are going to want another and it'll be gone...

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I made it a goal to try as many pumpkin ales as I could last year. I got around to trying about 10 of them and this beer was the best of them all! I am starting my BA career by reviewing my two favorite beers ever GL Christmas Ale and Southern Tier Pumking. I was excited to pick up a growler of this and yes it is August and I hope to have this world class pumpkin ale while sitting by the fire in October. The appearance is orange with kind of a brown tint. It smells like pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving day while watching the Lions! I get a scent of sweet cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin. This world class brew tastes Exactly like it smells. It is the most flavorful pumpkin ale I have tried. It is smooth, sweet, majestic and not bitter at all! I recommend this for anyone who wants to try an amazing fall seasonal beer! It is truly one of a kind. I look forward to trying more Southern Tier beers! At 8.6 % it warms you up on a cool fall night.

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Next to DFH Punkin, my favorite pumpkin ale. I love that it has a kind of gramham cracker flavor to it. Really tastes like drinking pumpkin pie. Good carb level, and doesn't take a whole lot to get you to a pleasant place. Love drinking it out on the porch in front of the fire pit.

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