Pumking
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #29
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,273
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 16.79%
Ratings:
7,857
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 03:33 AM
Added:
Aug 26, 2007
Wants:
  558
Gots:
  2,330
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: All Hallow’s Eve is a time of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world, and when magic is most potent. It is thought that we harness this magic to brew our powerful pumpkin ale. Not so, but it is with great respect to the magic of their trade that our brewers produce this fine beer. Take a whiff of this complex ale and your journey has just begun. At first sip, a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds, yet another victim enraptured by the Pumking.

19 Degrees Plato
8.8 Degrees L
2-row Pale Malt, Caramel Malt, Pureed Pumpkin
Kettle Hops: Magnum
Aroma Hops: Sterling
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3.31 by not2quick from Missouri on Apr 12, 2022
 
3.96 by Danzifer from Ohio on Feb 24, 2022
 
4.04 by Spencer96 from Ohio on Feb 16, 2022
 
4.21 by johnny_c from New York on Feb 16, 2022
 
4.81 by ckaplanmd from New York on Jan 25, 2022
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3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a clear, medium orange color with a mild creamy white head. A strongly bubbling body. SRM of 11. (4.00)

Aroma: Moderate and rich bready aromas upfront. There's bread, some smooth orange, and more bread malt. Some sweet potato and pumpkin with a slight pumpkin spice like a pumpkin candle on the finish.

Flavor: Strong bready flavors upfront. There's a pumpkin and sweet orange flavor in the middle, that turns into the pumpkin spice flavor. Finishes with a fall/autumn spice, and slightly bitter finish.

Feel: Medium-bodied. Strong carbonation. Finish is smooth, bready, and a small bitter bite on the finish.

Overall: A pretty good and very drinkable pumpkin beer. I haven't had too many pumpkin spiced or pumpkin flavored beers, but this one was the best I've had. Sort of feels like an imperial hefeweizen, but instead of banana bread is flavored with pumpkin. The breadiness is there. There's canned pumpkin and orange. Also some pumpkin and fall spice. Well rounded and drinks well. (Final Rating: 3.91)

Jan 06, 2022
 
3.9 by Viaduck from California on Dec 31, 2021
 
4.33 by clm9 from North Carolina on Nov 24, 2021
 
4.21 by JoeLacy from Ohio on Oct 31, 2021
 
4.3 by Rhetion from Florida on Oct 31, 2021
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3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Teika_Takahashi from California

TW////: I drank this in Mona from Genshin Impact cosplay

Look: Nice amber yellow with an orangey tint! Like if you ate a lot of carrots and then you peed! Foamy head dissipates fast but a thin layer remains.

Smell: Like fucking pumpkin pie bitch. Clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and everything like a pumpkin spice candle, some apple pie smell, some how it smells like toasted crust too! really amazing.

Taste: It tastes like pumpkin pie spit in beer and yeah kinda disappointing. Good malty beer with some cinnamon and clove flavor, and maybe nutmeg?? very little alcohol taste. The smell was amazing and complex, and the beer itself, at least to me, doesn't really have much "pumpkin" flavor. I wouldn't be able to tell you it was pumpkin beer if I didn't know beforehand. Its not BAD, its just not pumpkin enough.

Feel: smooth, carbonated little bubbles, doesnt leave your mouth or throat dry.

Overall: This experience is not unlike being invited to a costume party and you work hard on a costume to wear to it, and turns out, you're the only one wearing a costume. Excited to go leading up to drinking it, but once I took a sip, was left kinda disappointed and ashamed. I STREAMED THIS! HOW DARE YOU EMBARASS ME INFRONT OF MY VIEWERS! I'LL GET MY REVENGE YOU BREWERS!!!!

Oct 31, 2021
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5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by BradyYokom

I will admit I was skeptical at first about a pumpkin flavored beer but I am glad I gave this one a chance. If you like pumpkin this one is a must try. Smooth, refreshing, full of pumpkin flavor and a sweet finish. Highly recommend this beer!

Oct 25, 2021
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3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Slightly hazy yellow. One finger of thick white head with good retention.

Smell: Mild pumpkin, rye bread, a little citrus.

Taste: Sweet pumpkin pie, mildly spiced. Little to no hop flavor or bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Full and creamy, with good carbonation.

Overall: Nice, if unspectacular.

Oct 24, 2021
 
4.26 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Oct 21, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by AccipiterofBeer from New York

First time trying this.

L: 3.75. Nice dark golden body. Lingering head. Moderate carbonation.
S: 4. Caramel. Pie crust. Spices. Pumpkin.
T: 3.75. Getting more of the pie crust than the spices and pumpkin. Still delicious.
F: 3.75. Slow goer due to the ABV. Thin to medium mouthfeel.
O: 3.75. This is a tasty ale, but for a flavored beer like this I don't think you need the high ABV. Might save one to enjoy on Halloween, but otherwise probably won't buy again.

Oct 11, 2021
 
3.79 by chris826 from Mississippi on Oct 09, 2021
 
3.9 by csnyder83 from Maryland on Oct 03, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

On tap.
Amber yellow. Great retention and lacing.
Smells is odd and almost off putting. Like wet cardboard.
Taste is on point though. Great pumpkin sweetness.
Full bodied. Low carbonation. Sweet aftertaste.
I couldn't drink a four pack of this. But am really glad I got to try this.

Oct 02, 2021
 
4.34 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Sep 24, 2021
 
 
3.5 by blackcloud from Alaska on Sep 16, 2021
 
4.21 by Dgman8053 from New York on Sep 14, 2021
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4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by aBosslyElephant from Florida

L- Nice, honey warm yellow. With almost no head.
S- Beautiful smell. Very warm and Halloween filled. Nice notes of clove, pumpkin spice, and oats.
T- Nice strong hit of Pumpkin Spice. Very inviting taste that is as smooth and warm as it smells.
M- Super smooth and easy like sunday mornnnnnnnnnning :)
O- Looks can be deceiving. While at first I saw a very simple and basic ale. I was instantly intoxicated by the aroma and the taste of this Fall classic. I see why this beer is ranked #7 of the best pumpkin beers out there.

Sep 14, 2021
 
4.6 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts on Sep 12, 2021
 
4.34 by TheeWarPig from Michigan on Sep 10, 2021
 
4.1 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Sep 01, 2021
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by KT3418 from Colorado

This and the Warlock stout taste so damn similar its a letdown. They taste GOOD but I thought there'd be more of a difference I guess in my limited experience with pumpkin beers. That said they taste like pumpkin bread and that's great

Aug 25, 2021
 
4.38 by TealMoon from North Carolina on Aug 20, 2021
 
4.67 by Hazey92 from New York on Aug 19, 2021
 
4.25 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Aug 08, 2021
 
4.16 by buking21 from Massachusetts on Jul 03, 2021
 
4.27 by readyforthenet from New York on Apr 21, 2021
 
3.59 by jeschaefer from Texas on Apr 18, 2021
 
4.15 by Sinister from New York on Feb 21, 2021
 
4.12 by GaryM6 from New York on Jan 28, 2021
 
3.78 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia on Dec 23, 2020
Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 7857 ratings