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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,709 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 4709
Reviews: 1669
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 17.24%


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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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: pours with little head and a light amber color that you would expect for a pumpkin ale.
S: the smell is that of a warm baked pumpkin pie and is completely intoxicating. Hands down best bold spice and pumpkin smell available in beers today in my opinion.
T: equally amazing flavor as smell. Light mix of bitterness from hops to compliment the puréed pumpkin flavor this beer highlights.
M: Surprisingly light mouth with a high drink ability compared against other autumn/winter beers available. Medium carbonation.
O: I was skeptical buying this beer for $8 living up to the hype...this blew my understanding of what you could do with pumpkin in beers and is the # 1 must buy for the season so far. If you can find it, buy it in bulk to share with those friends that appreciate a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 20:45:00 | More by SavvyStudent
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kemoarps

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Much lighter than I expected. Less the coppery amber I was imagining, more of a heavy straw, like dilute urine. That came out wrong. But it really is the best colour descriptor I can think of, thanks med surg. Small bubbly head, dissipates pretty quickly. Minimal retention, decent lacing.

The nose jumps out (unsurprisingly) with pumpkin spices. There's a decided note of roasted pumpkin seeds that was not entirely expected, but is really inviting. Aside from the gourd itself, I get the spices so essential to a good pumpkin pie: allspice, nutmeg, cloves, all the good stuff. I swear I even get some of the crust in there. Creamy and sweet for certain. There's even a hint of vanilla there to take the place of the whipped cream/ice cream topping, but not as big a presence as the other notes, and certainly not as prevalent as it is in Warlock.

The taste tones it down a little bit, with the caramel malts and hops certainly more noticeable than on the nose. Don't get it twisted, this is not a hoppy beer by any means, just that I didn't really notice it on the nose, but it is here somewhat in the flavour. The sweet pumpkin pie still drives this beer, as well it should. Creamy and round, it's surprisingly drinkable, and the 8.6% is well covered. Not entirely surprisingly, I liked Warlock better (I adore big creamy stouts), but this is a top tier (no pun intended) autumnal liquid. Reading the admonishments that it 'wasn't as good as last year (nothing ever is, is it...)' had me slightly worried, but, having never tasted 'last years,' this stands on its own as an extremely enjoyable beverage experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 20:37:14 | More by kemoarps
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chrishiker1409

New York

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

By far one of the most interesting beers I have ever had. I believe this is about as close as one will get to drinking a pumpkin pie.

A- A golden amber, little to no head.

S- The smell had weak notes of vanilla and pumpkin. The aroma did not hit me very hard.

T- Very pumpkinny. Lots and lots of pumpkin. Some cinnamon and vanilla. The taste lines the tongue and sits with you for awhile.

M- Moderate to high carbonation. Lays thick on the tongue. I like the feel of this beer.

O- A great, interesting pumpkin beer. It's great in small doses. The alcohol really hit me. I prefer Schlafly's, but I'd definitely hit this up again and will look forward to this on a yearly basis.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2013 20:32:26 | More by chrishiker1409
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Gk187

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The aroma of cinnamon and vanilla was obvious and inviting and the taste matched the expectations that were set by the smell. The vanilla added a smooth and creamy feeling that was not overtaken by the high alcohol content. On a fall night this beer is a fine way to start and end an evening.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 02:04:39 | More by Gk187
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Givemebeer

Vermont

3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into my snifter.

A: a light coppery orange not much head retention or lacing

S: the smell is amazing, overwhelming smell of spices and pumpkin

T: spices, pumpkin, and buttery

M: medium bodied

O: doesn't live up to the hype to me. I like my pumpkin beers meatier and not quite as sweet. This is very good though and makes for a wonderful dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 23:58:53 | More by Givemebeer
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shacawgo24

Illinois

4.89/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

A-Orange, brown like pumpkin pie. A decent thick white head sits atop like whipped cream. Lacing is okay.

S-Vanilla. Cream. Cinnamon. Clove. Like burying my face in a pumpkin pie. Soft pastries like croissants. Eggnog. Bubbling sugar.

T-Vanilla. Buttery pie crust. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. The slightly sour ale taste comes through at the end. Very sweet, yet tastes like beer. Caramel and toffee are detectable.

M-Moderate/medium body. A spice cabinet stimulates and peppers the tongue gently: Allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and ginger. Not sure which of aforementioned are actually in the beer. Medium carbonation.

O-Not only tastiest pumpkin beer around, it's one of the better tasting brews period. Smell is a work of art. If Pumking looked and felt better this beer would be a whale. Look and feel are great mind you, but get pushed aside by the amazing smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 17:55:45 | More by shacawgo24
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IPhantom

Maryland

4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours (as un-pun-intended as this can get) a warm, pumpkin orange with about a pinky of white head. Aroma is graham crackers, vanilla, cinnamon, and of course pumpkin. The taste is creamy vanilla and cinnamon, rounded out with a bit of biscuity malt and slightly bitter hops, with a surprisingly light, non-sticky mouth feel. I've read plenty of evaluations decrying this beer as having gone way down in quality (I've even seen the term "undrinkable" used), but to me it's still a damn sight better than just about every other beer of its type out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 23:50:22 | More by IPhantom
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stella77artois

New York

3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle, drank from wine glass.

A - Pours an orange amber. Not much carbonation, nor is their much head, even after an aggressive pour. Just a slight white ring at the top. Shines a brighter amber when put to light.

S - Lot's of cinnamon and pumpkin hit the nose early, as well as a fair amount of malt. A touch of yeast, as well as a general spiciness. Similar to black pepper and a bit of clove. Not a bad smelling beer.

T - Said malts up front, as well as cinnamon and an artificial pumpkin taste. Not overly sweet, but the pumpkin taste just isn't very good. I do enjoy the cinnamon though, it's there in an effective amount. Very noticeable, but not over the top. A very slight hint of graham cracker, and perhaps an even slighter hint of hoppy bitterness. Not a bad tasting beer, but the artifical pumpkin taste kills this beer.

F - Sticky, yet thin. Even after drinking a couple lagers before this, this still felt thin. I like a pumpkin ale with a bit of thickness to it. Might feel nice with a desert or certain sweeter meat dishes, but that's it.

O - Not a poor beer, but I'm disappointed. I've read from other reviews that the recipe for this year's version may have been changed. I'm assuming that's correct, as this is a highly reviewed beer, but more recent reviews haven't been as kind. The pumpkin taste is artificial, and the mouthfeel is sticky, yet thin. I would drink this beer again if it were offered for free, but I'll never purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 12:36:46 | More by stella77artois
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GreaseShark

New York

4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a brilliant orange color like a fresh pumpkin, frothy white head with loads of bubbles throughout.

S-Fresh baked pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla ice cream seriously delicious to smell

T-Pumking is right this is not light on the flavor of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon is there as well as a kind of vanilla cream taste.

M-Good throughout medium body, to me it has a bit of a sharp finish that im not particularly fond of maybe from the spice, flavor hangs around for a bit which is nice makes me want to comeback for more.

O- My favorite pumpkin beer, it's one i get excited to drink for both the flavor and the time of the year it signifies. Delicious taste, beautiful color.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2013 15:25:46 | More by GreaseShark
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rievelx6

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours with a yellow-orange color reminds me of a piece of candy corn with white head.

S- Scents of pumpkin cinnamon nutmeg and spices.

T- The taste of the beer match the smell of it well with pumpkin cinnamon nutmeg and spices.

M- Good carbonation smooth with medium body.

O- Overall this is a very good pumpkin beer very enjoyable for the time of the year.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 02:22:00 | More by rievelx6
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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber pour into turbinator style glass.

A: golden slight orange hue. rocky two finger head, retains disk throughout.

S: Pumpkin, spices, nutmeg maybe? not a lot of hops, bigger malts like caramel.

T: The malt takes a back seat. Hops shine very dimly through, and pumpkin and spices dominate. nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin. nice.

M: very nice medium carbonation, medium bodied brew. Not as thin as some of the contenders, which is nice. spice finish. A little boozy on the outbreath. sticks around with a pumpkin pie aroma.

O: so far, my favorite. It's got good body and spice and pumpkin. I like it quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 22:26:47 | More by Scrapss
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Distilled

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle @ 38ºF. Mfg date 9/20/13 - tasting 10/14/13.

Appearance - pretty clear... i need better light for this.... ummm light copper tone, slight amber hue - I guess I'd say it's golden. Small bubbles, finger or some of white head with a few large bubbles a little viscous on the side of the glass, but not much.

Smell - fresh pumpkin pie, really it's very close to a warm pumpkin pie smell. Nice pumpkin nose, nutmeg, I swear I smell whip cream but it might just be me... LOL.... with a hearty swirl I pick up a little of the sterling hops. Maybe a bit of cinnamon like graham cracker or cinnamon bread.

Taste - pumpkin, nutmeg, some clove, I swear I taste some whip cream maybe just due to mildly creamy mouthfeel. Kind of tastes like pumpkin pie crust with sip of milk. Just a bit more bitter than I expected, but the magnum hops compliment it well. Very little malt characteristics coming through for me. Carbonation is good, might could use just a bit more.

Mouthfeel - medium body, slightly sweet, somewhat salty, moderate bitterness with some acidity. It's nice, but its one of those that leaves your tongue a bit dry and makes you want another drink pretty quick.... at 8.6% it's dangerous.

Overall - one of the better pumpkin beers I've reviewed this year. I wouldn't mind just a little more malt backing and maybe just a little less IBU's, but this is labeled as an Imperial and I think they hit the mark pretty much right on. Great beer guys, I would definitely go back for seconds.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 03:55:44 | More by Distilled
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pjkelley82

New York

4.86/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had this at a tasting which included 23 pumpkin beers.

Overall it rated #4 for me

I heard a lot that this beer was liquid pumkin pie. To me it has a nice beer base which dosent get overthrown by the pumpkin and spice flavor.lighter on the color, nice head, good carbonation.. good and hoppy, fresh tasting and well balanced. Its by far not a bad choice and shouldn't dissapoint.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 01:52:17 | More by pjkelley82
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 650 ml bottle into a chalice (per the bottle's instruction).

A: Amber hue. Pours a slight, bubbly, white head. Disappears quickly leaving only a slight beer ring. Very slight lacing.

S: Pumpkin, brown sugar, nutmeg, and molasses.

T: Well... tastes like it smells. Pumpkin is prominent, bitter pumpkin seed, butterscotch, and fall spices.

M: Syrupy feel. Only a slight sweetness, well-balanced with a hearty character and a lightly bitter finish.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is really nice. Only a minimal head, and very little lacing. Nose is an excellent combination of pumpkin and fall spices. A little bitter and a little sweet pumpkin and butterscotch, accentuated with some fall spice. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 01:43:49 | More by bmwats
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GameFreac

Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this in a blind tasting with 5 other Pumpkin beers.

Appearance: Pours a bright orange color with a finger of a white head.

Smell: Smells of toffee, brown sugar, cinnamon, whipped cream, and graham cracker, and pumpkin. Definitely smells completely different from any pumpkin beer I've had so far. So unique.

Taste - Taste mirrors the nose. Just so unique with the pumpkin pie crust, graham cracker and whipped cream flavor. So good.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel.

Overall: Completely different from Schlafly and Alewerks but so amazing. Lives up to the hype. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 06:05:08 | More by GameFreac
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a beautiful golden orange that is crystal clear with loads of bubbles clinging to the side of the goblet. Surprisingly little head with no retention.

S - Pumpkin Pie! Nice nutmeg and clove aromas with a hint of vanilla as well. Smells wonderful.

T - Not as sweet as I thought it would be. Great tastes of pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, vanilla. All very well balanced with none overpowering the other.

M - A medium bodied beerthat has a nice creamy feel to it. No burn at all even at 8.6% ABV. Very smooth and easy to drink.

O - A great pumpkin and fall beer. It has the perfect amount of pumpkin to it and goes down very smooth. Will be picking up a few more bottles of this!

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 16:37:34 | More by Goosehunter75
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

The beer pours a beautiful golden or copper color. There isn't an incredible amount of head, but it is there. It diminishes quickly however and leaves very little lace. This doesn't bode well for the beer, but things get better from here on out.

As for smell, the beer is very sweet and very pumpkin-like, much more so than any other of the style I've tried. There's a bubblegum aroma present but it's not off-putting in the least. It's very much like pumpkin pie, complete with the crust and whipped cream.

The flavor continues these trends, but there's a nuttiness to the beer and subtle allspice, both of which tastefully add to the complexity of the beer. It's really a treat to drink and I can see why people make such a fuss about this beer. There is a slight booze taste, but it really only reminds you of the potency of this beer and does not assault the palate.

Overall, the beer is smooth, creamy, complex and drinks easy. A great beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 02:59:19 | More by ONovoMexicano
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark orange color with little head and retention. However the orange is pumpkin orange and the color is awesome. The nose is like pumpkin pie. I smell allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumkin, and vanilla extract.

I can appreciate the pumkin spice in the beer but there is a problem, too much spice and I got a somewhat lingering citrusy bitterness. I aslo feel that the pumpkin flavoring of the beer just isn't very good but I'm not a Pumpkin beer guy.

This beer has a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. I'd like a bigger malt body to go with the pumpkin spice. Somehow, this beer just doesn't do it for me but it is the best Pumpkin I've ever tried. I knew I'd be okay just because it was from Southern Tier.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2013 21:23:58 | More by ExtraStout
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kaufmaal

Alabama

3.29/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours orange, with a big white head that disappears. Sweet vanilla cookies on the nose, some rose blossom, hibiscus. Very little noticeable carbonation. There's quite a bit going on taste-wise, though the pumpkin flavor is muted. Instead, there's a good deal of sweetness up front, plus coriander, cardamon, basil, more vanilla, some white pepper, and an aftertaste that reminds me of being sick and spoon-fed benadryl or old cough syrup. There's a medicinal bitterness and tang (eucalyptus, anise), which lingers too long for my taste. It's nicely balanced beer in terms of its body, with subtle carbonation. I'm not too sure what makes this a pumpkin ale, other than it's orange color, and that the label says "Ale Brewed with Pumpkins." A spiced fall ale, perhaps. Heck, it even has some qualities of a winter ale. A mixed bag.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 03:52:41 | More by kaufmaal
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dwren89

Virginia

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pale orange, with fizzy white head, great clarity

Aroma: pumpkin and a lot of sweetness and spice. A lot like rich pumpkin pie with whip cream.

Taste: huge pumpkin flavor and sweetness. Definitely the sweetest of the pumpkin ales. Very strong flavor that is slightly curbed on the finish by hop bitterness, but is still a little cloying.

Mouthfeel: full bodied, crisp, medium carbonation

Overall: fantastic and boldly flavored. No lack of flavor at all! Strong pumpkin pie with a lot of sweetness reminiscent of whipped cream topping. Great nutmeg and cinnamon spice flavor. Slight hop bitterness on the finish brings it all together. The only drawback is that is does come off slightly cloying. However, Appearance: pale orange, with fizzy white head, great clarity

Aroma: pumpkin and a lot of sweetness and spice. A lot like rich pumpkin pie with whip cream.

Taste: huge pumpkin flavor and sweetness. Definitely the sweetest of the pumpkin ales. Very strong flavor that is slightly curbed on the finish by hop bitterness to avoid becoming cloying.

Mouthfeel: full bodied, crisp, medium carbonation

Overall: fantastic and boldly flavored. No lack of flavor at all! Strong pumpkin pie with a lot of sweetness reminiscent of whipped cream topping. Great nutmeg and cinnamon spice flavor. Slight hop bitterness on the finish brings it all together to avoid it becoming cloying. However, I still highly suggest this beer!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 23:10:26 | More by dwren89
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Chestnut brown with a finger of off white head.

S - Nutmeg, pumpkin spice, caramel, root beer, malty.

T - Follows the nose - nice balance of the fall spices and not overpowering. The warming alcohol cuts the spices a bit which plays well.

O - This is a very solid pumpkin ale in the imperial style. I like the fact that there is some punch with the alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 20:06:31 | More by andrewjraab
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bottle at Table and Vine in West Springfield, MA. Attractive gold-amber appearance with lots of carbonation and a thin, creamy head. Aromas are incredibly strong to the point of a bit overwhelming. A definitive sweet smell of pumpkin, strong cinnamon, maybe a little vanilla. If the aromas were just taken down a notch a bit, it may have been less overwhelming. Otherwise, these are mouth-watering aromas. The taste was dessert level sweetness. I liked it, though I can see how some might be taken very aback by how sweet this is. Definitely could taste a strong, baked pumpkin pastry flavor to the beer, as well as that vanilla I sensed a bit from the smell. The mouthfeel is what perfectly supplements this beer as a very sweet, dessert-like beer to have after supper. This was a very creamy drink with a medium carbonation. That adds to that flavor quite well, so if you want a dessert-like, seasonal beer, I would highly recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 01:43:59 | More by fitzy84
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

I was looking forward to this beer after reading some positive reviews. Upon opening it was promising. The beer appeared rather nice. A nice orange color with a small head that disappeared rather quickly. The smell was pure pumpkin pie. It really did have that smell. Perhaps too much, but it was pleasant. Taste was where this beer let me down. To my palate it was a bit of a mess. While there was a pumpkin taste, it seemed to be overpowered by a soapy taste and feel. I am not sure whether I was unfortunate enough to have a bad bottle or not, but I was quite let down by this.

Usually I find Southern Tier beers quite good, and I hope that this was a bottle issue rather than this beer. I may give it another shot and re-review.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 10:15:42 | More by polloenfuego
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Vixie

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear orange with a bit of a white head that doesn't stay around long, leaving a bit of lacing.

The smell reminds me of pumpkin pie cooking. There is malt and pumpkin, ads well as some spice. There is a hint of cinnamon as well.

Starts out a bit on the sweet side, mainly from the malt. There is pumpkin there, as well as some spice. It finishes with a bit of a hop bite, keeping things from getting too sweet.

I found this a little on the thin side, but the carbonation leaves a tingling not only on the tongue, but in the back of the mouth as well. Haven't had many beers that left such a lingering feel.

I am not too familiar with this style, but I did enjoy this one. Has a nice mix of flavors that work well together, and the alcohol is very well hidden, making this one drinkable and dangerous. This is my first beer from this brewer, and I am anxious to try more from them.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 01:57:36 | More by Vixie
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Beer pours a very light head that disappears immediately. The beer itself is a deep, clear copper color.

Smell:
A strong pumpkin smell that seems to be matched by the sweet caramel pale malts. The malts give off a buttery cookie smell that makes the beer smell so indulgent. There also appears to be a hint of syrup.

Taste:
The pumpkin dominates the taste with a little bit of hop peeking though but not by much. The malts seem to strongly rule over the beer and give a buttery and sweet taste. The spices do not appear to be very prominent and play second fiddle to the malts.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation. Silky feel with a fairly refreshing finish.

Overall:
I have to admit that this is a pretty good beer and much better than the first time that I had it.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 00:51:49 | More by HattedClassic
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,709 ratings.