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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: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
19 Degrees Plato
8.8 Degrees L
2-row Pale Malt
Caramel Malt
Pureed Pumpkin

Kettle Hops: Magnum
Aroma Hops: Sterling

Added by BeerBeing on 08-26-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,688
Reviews:
1,980
Ratings:
7,595
pDev:
17.04%
Bros Score:
3.59
 
 
Wants:
521
Gots:
2,262
Trade:
28
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 7,595 |  Reviews: 1,980
Photo of the1andy
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome as always...Pumpkin Pie in a glass!

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Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gsquared12
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overly heavy clove but great pumpkin taste.

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Photo of WormGod
4.84/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Danmagan69
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian1357
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OriginalWayOut
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jwarsenal9
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 24DMG
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of adipilla8708
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarlPMills
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chasmandocharles
2.59/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SeanVonMorrison
3.26/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paresis
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear & deep orange amber with dusty particulates & no effervesce rising. The pour produces 2+ fingers of short-lived off-white head which diminishes to a minor surface cap & collar leaving motes & strings of lace as it recedes. Aroma is caramel malt, pie crust, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon & other spices. Taste is pumpkin, caramel, Graham cracker, roasted pecans & pie dough with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cloves & alcohol spice. Alcohol is prominent. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with medium carbonation, smooth, wet & tongue coating but with a nice lively spice. My favorite pumpkin ale. Very close to liquid pumpkin pie with an alcohol kick!

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Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I purchased a bomber of this about a month ago and I figured Halloween night would be a good time to review it.

Pumking pours a golden copper hue with a decent head that leaves behind a bit of lacing. After a few minutes the lacing is all but gone.

The aroma of this beer is phenomenal. Cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla are definitely prevalent. There is even a really nice hint of graham cracker crust.

The flavor is where this falls apart for me and that is ultimately what counts. I can taste the cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla but all together it is very sweet. The crust portion I smelled earlier almost seems buttery now. The finish is sweet and bitter which does not work for me.

Overall this beer was pretty disappointing. It looked decent and smelled fantastic but I did not enjoy it once I tasted it.

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Photo of PMarcy78
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgido759
3.31/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of coldseamonster
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured medium Amber ,head was white prob almost inch to a finger, aroma was hint of pumpkin and some cinnamon but not much. Little disappointed by the lack of nose. Taste was bold burnt buttery pumpkin and crust. Unique and surprising. Hops were present in the backround towards the finish. Nice warming beer on windy fall night.

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Photo of mjurney
4.91/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance:
Amber-gold color, clear. Medium carbonation rising. Thick bright-white head.

Aroma:
Baked pumpkin pie, pie crust, cinnamon, nutmeg, hint of vanilla.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Baked pumpkin, pie crust, cinnamon, nutmeg, a little vanilla and butter. Hop bitterness is very mild, just a bit spicy-floral, it's almost hard to detect. Finish is semi-sweet, a little dry. Medium bodied, slight creamy, smooth, easy drinking, just a little alcohol warmth.

Overall:
This is a perfect example of a pumpkin ale.

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Photo of Verasong
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Radcpa
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber appearance with slight white head. Very very mild aroma. Taste is a significant nutmeg with a minimal pumpkin taste. Very artificially tasting pumpkin beer

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Photo of Cbmcguire
4.92/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Tastes like a spiked dessert!

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,595 ratings
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