Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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6,686 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,686
Reviews: 1,828
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 440
Gots: 1,459 | 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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A- Pours a medium copper to orange in color. A small, one finger head forms, but isn't around very long before it is all but gone. Body of the beer is almost completely translucent, with no cloudiness.

S- This is where this beer stand out a little form the other pumpkin beers, with a very comple]x scent. Starts off with pumpkin but quickly moves into a blend of pumpkin pie smells to compliment the pumpkin itself. There is a blend of vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon that really just screams pumpkin pie to your nose. It's the blend of the nutmeg and sweet vanilla that really steps this one up a notch and makes it smell just like grandma's pie.

T- Not quite as delicious or complex as the scent is, but still a good tasting pumpkin beer. Starts with a touch of hops bitterness then launches right into the pumpkin flavor. Spices kick in after the pumpkin, with a good dose of cinnamon and nutmeg. Spices and pumpkin blend until the end of the drink, when a little hops bitterness kicks in and the drink ends.

M- Rather creamy with a medium level of carbonation on the tongue. Smooth with just a touch of noticeable alcohol warmth. This one will catch up to you, but not so quickly.

Overall, this is right up there with Schlafly Pumpkin as one of the better beers in the style. A good way to bring in the fall, even if it is still August when this hits the shelf.

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Had wanted to try this for some time and had the pleasure yesterday at the "Pour House" in Nyack, NY. Very tasty with the pumpkin smell and taste cutting through easily. Will definately have this again.

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,686 ratings.