Pumking - Cold Press Coffee | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4.05/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kell50 on 09-23-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,987
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
200
pDev:
8.64%
 
 
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12
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Photo of Gaddabble
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pumpkin orange with a nearly complete transparency. Head formation is fizzy, and reluctant, eventually fizzing up to a finger in height. This fizzy, khaki foam retains okay forming large bubbles on top of the still orange liquid. Aroma is a strong hit of pumpkin and spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger. Shortly behind the strong pumpkin presence, is a smooth, bold-bodied cold brewed coffee. It's of a medium roast, with a subtle chocolateness. It does serve up a heaping of sugary sweetness in the aroma, reminiscent of that one aunt sipping coffee after Thanksgiving dinner, who always seemed to load up her pumpkin pie with a heap of whipped cream. Flavor profile is just as complex, but much more of a blur. There is a barrage of pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, creamer, and cold brewed coffee. Coffee and pumpkin presence are nice, with the spices driving the flavor profile straight off a sugary ledge. It's incredibly sweet, with the bitterness from the coffee doing very little to tame it. Mouth feel is still, with a medium-thick consistency. Overall, lots and lots going on here, but the biting sweetness is a bit much. Its a dessert beer that is a little harsh on the palate.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HJB96x
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I bought this beer a day after tasting the base Pumking beer. I consider myself a coffee lover, so take that in consideration. I definitely enjoyed this beer more than the regular version, the regular Pumking was a bit too sweet for my liking, the coffee in this addition definitely makes it much more drinkable.

The pour is orange, similar to apple cider with about a 1/2 finger of head. The smell was the best aspect of this beer, a lot of coffee up front, with a hint of spices, hazelnut, and perhaps some ginger. The feel is definitely a bit bitter but actually a bit hot with the finish... I am not sure if it is the alcohol or the ingredients they used... but it reminds me of the feeling of drinking something with vodka mixed in. I don't hate this, it's definitely a unique entry to the fall seasonal beers, which are not for everyone.

I don't think you can go wrong with picking this up for a special occasion in the fall time period leading into winter. Not an everyday buy by any means... but a solid choice for a seasonal beer, especially if you enjoy coffee flavored stouts/porters.

4/5

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Photo of pstam87
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear shimmering burnt orange-amber with a thin creamy collar.

Smell is mostly coffee-forward with some softened pumpkin.

Coffee improves this greatly by adding a hint of earthy bitterness that mitigates the overwhelming nutmeg of the base as flavors of breadiness and vanilla whipped cream topping are given more room. However, it becomes potently boozy with food.

A nice, light frothy carbonation lifts a medium round body that finishes semi-wet and tingly.

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Photo of Daveshek28
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

9/8/18 draft @ The Brew Kettle, Hudson

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bm1
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Okay, so its Pumking with some coffee flavors added... Delivers exactly what you'd expect, assuming you've had Pumking and you've had coffee... Looks like it's about the same color as Pumking, medium amber-orange and clear, with a finger or so of head on top... And, predictably, smells like Pumking but with coffee notes... Following suit, tastes like Pumking but with coffee, light and sweet-style, added in... Maybe not the most extraordinary beer in the world, but it is what it says it is: Pumking with coffee... For my tastes, I'd prefer regular Pumking, juts as I prefer Pumking over Warlock, but it's a personal taste issue... Take it for what you will...

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Photo of MeLLo10
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Satsuma
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paul_Apsley
4.67/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is coffee up front, pumpkin in the background. Taste is equal parts pumpkin and coffee, spices, nutmeg stands out, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Who would have known that coffee & pumpkin would make a fairly good team. The first time I had their regular pumking a few years ago I found that it was close to undrinkable. For some reason it tasted way too sweet but this on the other hand taste sort of good. hmmmmmm this make me think that they have revamped their base beer. I ought to try their regular pumking again sometime. Cheers! A- (90-94) score range

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Pumking - Cold Press Coffee from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 200 ratings