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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,259 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 6,259
Reviews: 1,787
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 420
Gots: 1,274 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

metalgdog, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

leinie13, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 06, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Squidly, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

scottyu27, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

aflyershckyfan, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of angrywolf
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet.

A: Pours a dark orange, similar to the color of a pumpkin. Head quickly dissipates and leaves a white thin layer around the glass.

S: Smells like a pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie crust, cloves and some slight cinnamon.

T: Very similar to the nose. Sweet, with pie crust, cloves, cinnamon. Not a lot of actual pumpkin taste in this one. It's like drinking a liquid pumpkin pie.

M: Medium-to-thin mouthfeel. Pretty decent carbonation.

O: This is an awesome beer as long as you don't drink it with the mindset of it being a pumpkin-forward beer. This is probably the best pumpkin pie-style beer out there. Just awesome.

angrywolf, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

asparkoflife, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

bespin15, Dec 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

ghoeks, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

jilly425, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

otto251068, Dec 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

kjkinsey, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of rebel1771
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice pumpkin pie orange with head that fades quickly.

S: This beer smells almost exactly like pumpkin pie. Cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and a dash of cinnamon.

T: The taste is spot on with the aroma, pumpkin pie all the way. All of the spices from the aroma appear again with a noticeable hop smack thrown in.

O: It's easy to see why this is one the most popular pumpkin brews every year.

rebel1771, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Higgity, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

gthompsonri, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

pavpav12, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

RoryOMoore, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of sniper061
4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is by far my favorite of the pumkin style beers. I have had this from the tap, the bottle, the growler, and even from the fermentor on one lucky occasion. This beer pours a little hazy but has a wonderfully thick head and balances itself out after leaving just a trace of lacing on the glass. I know it is a little bit on the sweet side but it is truly my favorite imperial stout. I went so far as to buy a 1/6 keg for my kegerator. I drink it out of a goblet and find that 2 or 3 beers later my life seems much less hectic. If you get a chance to try it please do. Dont let the $9 price tag on the bottle throw you. It is worth every penny.

sniper061, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

mouth7, Dec 03, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle-to-tulip. Cold, out of the fridge as per the label.

A: Pours a nice golden orange color that isn't quite crystal clear, but isn't overly hazy. A one-and-a-half finger head very quickly dissipates to a trace on the surface. (As I drank, I swear this beer started to look like pumpkin pie.)

S: All pumpkin pie, all the time. Immediate allspice and nutmeg. A pleasure that made it difficult to not taste immediately—so I did.

T: I was not disappointed by what the aroma had promised me. Sweet pie spices, bread/malt/yeast. Couldn't taste the ABV.

M: Smooth, with a bit of body behind it. Not very bubbly.

O: Disappointed I split this with my wife, as I am still craving more. This is the best pumpkin beer I've ever had, and I will make it a point to have several every fall, if possible.

jpbebeau, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Nofear048, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

canadianghetto, Dec 03, 2011
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,259 ratings.