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Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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5,748 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,748
Reviews: 1,730
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 398
Gots: 1,039 | FT: 29
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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Photo of sasky7777
3.05/5  rDev -25.1%

I really was excited to try this beer, after reading so much about it, but it came up short. I got an overwhelming amount of graham cracker in the aroma, and the alcohol was just too up front. It was an easy drinker though, and the colour was true to style. The hops take a back seat to the malt, but I would have liked less graham cracker aroma and taste, less vanilla, more spices. The pumpkin was there in the background as well. I think this is one of those beers with so much going on that personal tastes really come into play. A few tweaks here and there and I would have loved it, but then it would have been a different beer. Worth a try.

sasky7777, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Oshi, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

beav19, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BrandonOakes, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jharris0624, Nov 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

jason_nwx, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

ChadSabin, Nov 06, 2013
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1/5  rDev -75.4%

themanilow, Nov 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Kylemif, Nov 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

cosmonick, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of allengarvin
4.03/5  rDev -1%

Poured into an English pint glass, this beer is a very light orange color, with a small head that fades pretty quickly away to just a film. The aroma offered is very nice: sweet malt, with a subtle spicy mix where no one component really dominates--I can pick out nutmeg, but barely--the blend is really nice. The flavor continues the perfect blend of spices, though it borders on being too sweet for me. There nice vanilla notes I didn't pick up in the nose. There's some bitterness at the end but overall it's on the sweet side. The body is delightfully light for the strength. Personally, I'd appreciate a smaller-sized bottle, but this is a very good pumpkin beer.

allengarvin, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Sludgeman, Nov 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

fiveiron83321, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Jwillyb, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

tommyguz, Nov 04, 2013
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

GETTNCRUNKED, Nov 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

dotes_on_dipas, Nov 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

JellyJacket, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Mojo
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%

22 ounce bomber -> Westbrook Brewing snifter

A - clear gold with an initial thin head that doesn't last very long at all and no residual lacing.

S - Spicy nose with pumpkin and nutmeg notes.

T - caramel malts greet the palate giving way to dry and spicy finish with pumpkin flavors very prominent in the mix. For an 8.60% beer the alcohol is very well hidden.

M - thinner than expected with poor carbonation.

O - This beer made me believe that pumpkin ales are worth my consideration. My first two pumpkin ales were Shipyard <vomit> and Blue Moon <blech>. Then I had Terrapin Pumpkinfest and it was better than the aforementioned abominations, but it didn't convert me either. This offering may have made me a convert.

Mojo, Nov 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Loveyourbeer, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

gbgreg1, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

charlesjwinkler, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Crafts_and_recreation
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%

A: crystal clear golden-colored pour with a lightly colored head that doesn't last long but retains a nice lacing

S: this is far and away one of the best smelling beers I've ever had! There is a strong aroma of pumpkin, graham cracker, sweet malts, nutmeg, spice, and a bit of toffee

T: for as high as the ABV is here, it is surprisingly smooth and sweet, there is a strong flavor of pumpkin, caramel, and spice with a refreshingly alcoholic finish and lingering hint of bitterness

M: a little on the thinner side but with delightful carbonation and a smooth, drinkable consistency.

O: definitely in my top 3 pumpkin beers! Arguably my favorite. It has so much complexity and depth of character it is truly one of a kind. A highly recommended seasonal favorite.

Crafts_and_recreation, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Swift989, Nov 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Theniz, Nov 03, 2013
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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