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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: 24
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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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-29-2012 04:58:39 | More by JRod1969
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2012 17:31:47 | More by PittBeerGirl
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-25-2012 17:18:56 | More by ejimhof
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -19.5%

On tap at Bavarian Lodge in Lisle over Memorial Day weekend. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a clear golden-orange color with a short white head. The nose carries a mild amount of oak along with some pumpkin spice and accompanying sweetness. This is quite a bit better than the standard version; the oak does a great job mellowing out the extreme sweetness with a bit of tannin and nice woodiness. Body is medium and only moderately sweet. Vastly preferable to the standard version.

12-15-2012 18:44:59 | More by Thorpe429
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C-Dog


4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-27-2012 05:53:24 | More by C-Dog
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sneaks2210

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-17-2012 17:46:19 | More by sneaks2210
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chubby2u

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-15-2012 16:45:15 | More by chubby2u
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seplo

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-29-2012 20:11:36 | More by seplo
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kapkenobi

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-27-2012 17:55:38 | More by kapkenobi
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-26-2012 18:59:02 | More by skaboom420
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-20-2012 06:54:57 | More by Chrixsus
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SoberPhobic

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-16-2012 01:59:36 | More by SoberPhobic
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-15-2012 08:15:28 | More by Beeradelphia
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metalgdog

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

09-16-2012 02:16:21 | More by metalgdog
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pauljunk

Virginia

5/5  rDev +20.2%

09-12-2012 17:08:59 | More by pauljunk
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swooshjtb

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

09-07-2012 04:04:19 | More by swooshjtb
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brentblack1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

09-07-2012 01:24:35 | More by brentblack1
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mdfb79

New York

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

From 08/21/12 notes. Had this on tap at Stag's Head in Midtown NYC at their Southern Tier event. Served in a 10 oz. pilsner type glass.

a - Pours an orange-amber color with one to two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks exactly like the non-oak version.

s - Smells of sweet pumpkin pie, spices, vanilla, oak, cinnamon, graham crackers, caramel malts, bready malts, and toasted malts. Awesome nose; like the normal version with some extra vanilla and oak added

t - Tastes of vanilla, oak, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, caramel malts, and bready malts. Taste is not as spicy as the normal version and a little sweeter due to more vanilla again. Great taste.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. This is where the biggest difference is to me. The body and mouthfeel of the normal one is good, but the oak aged version is perfect. Just super smooth and creamy, it is insanely easy to drink and no alcohol comes out at all. Could definitely have a few of these.

o - Overall I liked this one a lot. I don't think this will change many minds from how people feel about the normal version. I think if you love the normal version you'll love this one, if you don't than you probably won't like this one. It is very similar to the normal verison but with an even smoother and better mouthfeel, and some added vanilla to the nose and taste. Well worth seeking out if you love Pumking as I do.

08-27-2012 16:04:37 | More by mdfb79
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Billolick

New York

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%

On tap at the Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill, NY

Pours clear orange hued amber, clear, with a minor off white head and next to no lacing.

Some alcohol and pumpkin pie spicing in the nose

Full on pumpkin thingy goin on here. Spice, pumpkin flavor, some smoke, and woody notes to add to the complexity. On the hot side with alcohol burning a bit. Holiday dessert beer, perfect as a thanksgiving dinner night capper.

08-26-2012 02:43:05 | More by Billolick
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blmar311

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

08-23-2012 04:10:48 | More by blmar311
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bentonquest

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-22-2012 19:34:04 | More by bentonquest
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Auracom

Illinois

2.73/5  rDev -34.4%

On-tap at Monk's Pub. 12 oz. served in a pint glass on August 9th, 2012.

A - Looks a bit thinner than regular Pumking. Very minimal offwhite head, retention, and lacing.

S - Very, very similar to the regular version. Overt pumpkin filling, vanilla extract, and plentiful spices.

T - The oak has definitely infiltrated through the standard affair. There's much less sweetness that has been replaced by a woody barrel character.

M - Thin, medium body, average carbonation, semi-sweet finish.

D - It tastes just about how I would expect the regular offering to after some age. That means way too much muted character in the taste. I really don't believe this benefits from oak at all.

08-21-2012 15:34:07 | More by Auracom
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-17-2012 02:14:29 | More by jrfehon33
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jhighlandbrewing

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-11-2012 02:44:26 | More by jhighlandbrewing
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

08-07-2012 00:33:42 | More by acurtis
Oak Aged Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.