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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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6,671 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,671
Reviews: 1,822
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 441
Gots: 1,451 | 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:
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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4.93/5  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"

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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: the Pumking pours a distinctive orange color with a thin white head of large bubbles.

Smell: it smells remarkably like pumpkin pie; crust and all.

Taste: there's a big toasted pumpkin flavor up front.. which melds well with the Pumking's heavy spice character (cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice). The graininess in the finish seems to represent pie crust. Hints of vanilla as well.

Mouthfeel: medium-full body and adequately carbonated.

Overall: I've noticed that this beer is quite polarizing, and I can see why. Many of Southern Tier's offerings are a bit over the top and this one is no exception. That said, I really enjoy sharing a bottle of Pumking during the Fall season.

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

Poured from a bottle (22oz) into a tumbler. Bottle dated: 09/15/11

A: Pours a gorgeous orange color, bright with golden hints around the glass edge. About half a finger worth of tight small bubbles and lots of carbonation. Head recedes rather quickly leaving no lacing behind.

S: Nose is of pumpkin pie! Big pumpkin spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and crusty malts. A bit cloying on the nose, but enjoyable.

T: Liquid pumpkin pie! Not your usual fleshy pumpkin, but more of a spicy pumpkin pie with big crusty malts.

M: Medium bodied; nice mouthfeel, good crusty\bready mouthfeel and great carbonation. A bit cloying, but the slight alcohol note is keeping it in balance.

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,671 ratings.