Pumking - Cold Press Coffee | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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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:
#7,201
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
249
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
12
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Ratings: 249 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrWeaver
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigschoolrecords
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcsbeer
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oktoberfest
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a Hard Rock pilsner 'cause I'm a savage.

I enjoy pumpkin beers as much as the next guy, assuming the next guy likes pumpkin beers quite a bit.

Pumking is one of those that I like in small doses. It's great, but the returns are diminishing until eventually, I feel like I'm licking one of those three-wick candles at Bath and Body Works that's usually $37 but right now they're buy one, get two free plus a lip balm and hand sanitizer. As long as you buy twelve of each. Or something.

The coffee addition is welcome. Its roasted flavor mellows out the strong pumpkin notes without completely overwhelming it. There's still a residual pumpkin sweetness floating around there. The coffee and the pumpkin compliment each other well.

I bet that was supposed to be "complement," wasn't it. Seriously, do we need two spellings?

For me, this is an easier drink than regulation Pumking. What it is not is a straight up pumpkin beer that calls to the spirit of the late summer/early Autumn. This is not bottled Jack 'O Lantern, nor was it meant to be. So if your enjoyment of the style is contingent on a more traditional offering, be aware.

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Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Diura
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeenTired
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A little disappointing considering how much I liked their regular Pumking beer. This one was just not quite balanced right. Looks great, light amber-orange color with abundant fluffy white head and very spotty lingering lacing. Smells faintly of coffee, pumpkin and spice. Taste follows the nose, except with a slightly acidic, sour coffee taste and sweetness that was almost cloying. Smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel and good carbonation but there's that sour aftertaste again that ruins the enjoyment of the mouthfeel. Just overall a letdown.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours, dare I say, pumpkin orange, with tiny white bubbles on the rim of the surface area. Woah, hello coffee! Straight up coffee, with some cinnamon and clove with biscuit malt. Intense, more a coffee beer than pumpkin. Smell is more balanced with traditional pumpkin pie flavors putting up a balanced fight against the coffee. Interesting take, would not rush to have again

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
1.5/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Montauk pumpkin glass.

Look is a clear golden yellow with an offwhite head.

Aroma s spicing and fresh coffee.

Taste is an intense balance between spicing and coffee.

Interesting take on a pumpkin. Maybe a little too much with the additive flavors. The beer kinda gets lost.

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Photo of zeff80
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, dark, dark brown color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of light roasted coffee, pumpkin and pie spices. Sweet caramel and pumpkin with some bitter roasty coffee.

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Photo of Suds
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This brew is amazing....it is clear, Amber orange in color and has a marvelous aroma. The smells are of pumpkin spice, coffee, and a creamy malt scent. I think I get honey and some caramel iced notes as well. The taste is sweet, but not cloying...full and luxurious. This is a pumpkin beer done right.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I wish I had some regular Pumking to compare this beer too, for a fairer judgment. Pumking is one of the better pumpkin beers out there. Although, it's been a bit since I've had one, as I try new pumpkin beers every year vs. the ones I've already head. You do taste pumpkin, lovely spices, and a hint of coffee. It's works quite nicely together.

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Photo of MikePacheco12
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hunamaga
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 904Native
2.44/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It definitely smells and tastes like pumpkin and coffee. My biggest complaint with this beer is the mouthfeel. It’s very light/watery with a light amber orange color. However, it does say cold press coffee. I’m just not a fan of this beer but it taste just like it seems like it would. To me a more rich coffee flavor like a stout with some pumpkin afternotes would be ideal.

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Photo of jacwomyn
2.32/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

2018 beer is very coffee like. Taste zero pumpkin. Previous years were better.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, vintage 2018, a clear orange with a thin layer of lace. Aroma is, strangely enough to, pumpkin and light coffee. The taste starts with pumpkin and spices, then slight coffee, then pumpkin on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation low. Overall a nice beverage if you like pumpkin beers, mixing with coffee is a plus.

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Photo of Reef
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Julian dating 18235. 12 oz bottle.
Orange-Copper hue. Two finger cream head, curtain lacing which subsides rapidly.
A lot of aroma to unpack, vanilla, pumpkin flesh, allspice, cinnamon, pancakes.
Taste is much simpler, pumpkin pie, allspice, with a coffee aftertaste.
Light bodied, easy drinking. A fun pumpkin beer.

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Pumking - Cold Press Coffee from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 249 ratings