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Oak Aged Pumking - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Oak Aged Pumking
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 26
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BARFLYB on 12-15-2011)
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

malfunxion, Sep 01, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%

Stellar beer, have had 2012 at NYC Craft beer festival and 2013 at LBS growler station. Perhaps the best pumpkin beer Ive ever had!

JStewart00, Aug 20, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Since the review below, I've had many a Southern Tier Pumking. Each year it's a bit different. To me, this one was the pinnacle.

11/06/11 2009 vintage - BULLS EYE! This really hit the spot. Rarely do I order a second of the same brew at Rattle n Hum because they have such a wide selection, but this one just wouldn't let me go.

So. Tier needs to run this from Sept to March and then some.

If there is beer in heaven, pray they have one of the taps running this stuff.

seedyone, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DrunkinYogi, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

FrankShirley, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

jkd03c, Dec 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

chefhatt, Nov 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Denoas, Sep 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

ripweblo, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

icehawk, Aug 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Houser, Jun 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

thampel09, May 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

cwelsh55, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

cp45, Apr 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

GTaylorjr, Mar 24, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally found my review of this beer from a visit up to Al's of Hampden.

The pours an orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is huge and impressive in this beer, as I pick up considerable brown sugar, clove, cinnamon, butter, nutmeg and light vanilla. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but the sweetness and noticeable alcohol detract a bit from my enjoyment of this beer. Still, the amount of flavor this beer delivers is pretty impressive. Mouthfeel is is full, with a smooth, long, sweet, malty finish. There's something of a buttered popcorn finish to this beer that is intriguing.

An impressive beer, though I found that a little bit goes a long way. Hard to imagine drinking a bomber of this stuff.

John_M, Mar 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

iguana1010, Mar 17, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

Pours a clear dark orange. Half inch of head, not much lacing.

Smells exactly like Pumking- the usual mix of pumpkin pie spices, with a good amount of vanilla.

Also tastes basically exactly like Pumking. Would like to see more from the oak-aging. The oak-aging brings a slight oakiness, plus a bit more substantial vanilla flavor. A bit less sweet than the original.

Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Crisp and well carbonated.

A good beer, but not all that different from regular Pumking. Regular Pumking is great, though, so I like this one.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Billz187, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Metatron6, Feb 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

DmanGTR, Jan 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

laurastradford, Jan 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

SFC21, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Joshc, Jan 12, 2013
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Oak Aged Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.