Pumking | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.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:
#3,056
Reviews:
1,981
Ratings:
7,612
pDev:
17.04%
Bros Score:
3.59
 
 
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522
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2,264
Trade:
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Photo of robotic_being
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wavve
4.84/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

By far my favorite pumpkin beer

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Photo of George2744
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to bbothen for sending this particular bottle. Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Cigar City Humidor Series tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden brown with a thin white head that fades quickly. Lots of large-bubble visible carbonation.

S: Pumpkin and bready malts. There’s nutmeg, sweet brown sugar, cinnamon and spices. Pretty standard pumpkin beer approach here, but decent.

T: Tastes like pumpkin pie, with biscuit malts that seem lighter and less bready in taste than most pumpkin beers. Caramelized brown sugar, nutmeg, lighter cinnamon and cloves. The hang is modestly sweet pumpkin and some lingering spices.

M: The body is on the light side for a lot of pumpkin beers. Low alcohol presence, and quite a bit of carbonation sensation.

O: This just is not my favorite style. But honestly this is a little better than I remember from the last time I drank it.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.01/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tcbro023
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of themayorkoch
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peterpunk15
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Reverend-Nolan
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stefanikvr
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iski100
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very light, almost Vienna-ish with a touch of amber/orange to it, with a thick (if short) white head. Decent amount of carbonation. Smell is nice...you get a lot more true pumpkin than you do on many, though the typical spicing is there, too. One thing you do NOT get is any hint of the 8.6% ABV it carries. On the first sip, though, alcohol is the very first thing I taste. The other flavors come in to "fill up the tub," but the alcohol is the base of it. The caramel malt is very strong, and there is a bit of hop bitterness that does play nicely with the alcohol. Mouthfeel is interesting; you get that gassy alcohol-ness making it smooth in spite of its full body. Overall, a little lighter of a beer than I'm looking for in this style.

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

Photo of bigdog3838
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,612 ratings