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Cold Press Coffee Pumking | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kell50 on 09-23-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,933
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
170
pDev:
8.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
Gots:
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 46
Reviews by jzeilinger:
Photo of jzeilinger
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very mild haziness on the pour, light carbonation, and minimal to no lacing whatsoever. Dark orange.

S - Grain, cereal, bready, pumpkin, spice, nutmeg, and delicate coffee roast.

T- Bready, cereal grain, spice, pumpkin, and mild coffee bitterness on the back end. A little bit of alcohol effervescence.

M - Chewy and full bodied, slick and viscous.

O - An interesting twist on a classic.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a snifter a clear copper/brass color with a thinner slight off white head atop.Surprisingly muted aromas,mild roasted pumpkin,and vanilla, and even more muted roasted/earthy coffee underneath.Starts out with a vanilla and graham cracker flavor with the coffee coming in late with a hint of chocolate.Not as impressed with this beer as I was hoping to be.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heddar33
3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlarmClock314
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, orange in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is cinnamon, pumpkin,clove, big vanilla, and light black coffee. Medium heavy bodied and carbonation, sweet. While I prefer regular Pumking more, this is still an excellent beer. The coffee taste works well with Pumking. Pumking remains one of my favorite pumpkin beers and this is worthy of the name...Another great dessert beer from Southern Tier.

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

Copper colored with a hint of sediment suspended within presumably from the coffee. There's a fingernail of off white covering half of the top. The aroma is comprised of lightly roasted coffee, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. I'm tasting pumpkin pie spice which is quickly blended with the lightly roasted coffee. The flavors compliment each other well and neither overpowers the other. The mouth is lightly oily and viscous.

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

Photo of Sammy
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrogalsk
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Transparent golden ale with tons of hazy floaties out of suspension. Head production is modest, and retention is similarly short-lived. Not a particularly attractive brew.

The aroma is all pumpkin spice: nutmeg, allspice, light cinnamon. Actual pumpkin notes are present as well, and blend nicely with similarly earthy coffee tones. Not as over the top as some pumpkin ales which seek to recreate pumpkin pie on the nose.

Flavor follows: it's more like the OG Pumking than a coffee ale. Big notes of pumpkin and spice. Coffee fights for relevance up front. Bitter middle once the bulk of the spices and initial sweetness fades. Dull, earthy finish, similar to chewing on pie crust. Other notes include chocolate and berries (likely from the coffee), and brown sugar, toffee, and salted caramel from the malt.

Surprising amount of hops if you really dig into these flavors, although ST has by no means created an imperial coffee pumpkin IPA here. There's citrus and pine, and a decent amount of bitterness.

Absolutely no indication this is such a huge beer, other than a modestly thick mouthfeel (which could easily be attributed to the adjuncts misleading the palate). Slightly sticky. A touch of alcohol heat on the finish if you drink this more like a 6-7% brew - which is easy to do. Lively bite up front, but quickly resolves to a creamier medium body. Feel is similar to a solid DIPA.

Dry but long finish, quickly evaporating but leaving behind bitter dry spices.

Very tough beer to evaluate. It's much more pumpkin/spice forward than coffee, so one really needs to be a fan of the former to love this beer. There's enough of the latter to add a nice level of depth and complexity, but not enough for coffee fans to love it simply for those notes - and certainly not so much that those who dislike pumpkin beers are going to change their mind over this brew.

The balance among spices, pumpkin, coffee, hops, and malt is fairly well done, but I'd prefer the coffee to be a little more forward and dominant. That's what's supposed to set this beer apart from a normal pumpkin ale, and in that regard, I feel it falls a little short of the mark.

All that said, this is an enjoyable beer, and this is coming from someone who doesn't particularly love pumpkin ales - and really did not enjoy the OG Pumking.

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Photo of Damian74
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of glass_house
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was a bit skeptical, as I can't remember having a beer that combined pumpkin and coffee in the past. But Southern Tier pulled this off well. The coffee tastes authentic and the flavor is just strong enough to add an interesting dimension without overwhelming the base beer. I'll definitely try it again.

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Photo of DaveCash
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Treated as an imperial pumpkin ale, this was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a murky orange to amber color with a fair transparency about it. Carbonation seemed to rise at a slow place to fill a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace.
The aroma had a finer leaning sweet coffee-like espresso quality about it trying to flow evenly on into some pumpkin sweetness and on into some light spices of ginger, cinnamon, allspice and a light earthy underneath. Some pumpkin pie spice seemed to play even further underneath.
The flavor was compensating between the subtle play of the spice to the sweet (cold press coffee to somewhat being like espresso) - also bringing in some clean biscuit to pie-like malts. Aftertaste was mild between the pie, coffee, cinnamon and a touch of that earthiness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, slightly under, and giving off a fair sessionability about it. ABV seemed somewhat hidden and it had a nice sweet coffee to pumpkin and moderate harshness from the spice in the finish.
Overall, I had low expectations for this and yet it came out better than I thought. I'd be more likely to drink this over Elysian's Punkuccino.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap, Mellow Mushroom Charlotte

A- pours a clear golden color with a small creamy white head that has short retention

S- smells of graham cracker pie crust, cinnamon, nutmeg and coffee

T- classic pumking flavor; cinnamon, nutmeg, graham cracker, pie crust, with a finish of fresh coffee, sweet toasted graham cracker linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- pumking with a fresh coffee finish, if only pumpkin spice lattes tasted like this

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Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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Cold Press Coffee Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 170 ratings
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