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 Beer

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
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#5,972
Reviews:
2,000
Ratings:
7,694
pDev:
17.04%
 
 
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2,300
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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
3.37/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MrWeaver
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uncleotis
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerman121184
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far the tastiest pumpkin ale. Very potent.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.57/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear amber with fine, tan head.

Smell is sweet and spicy, with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and some wheat dough.

Taste follows the nose but ups the sweetness and adds a bit of booze.

Mouthfeel is medium, wel carbonated.

Overall, a decent beer, bit way too sweet.

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

I think this is the one that started the craze a few years ago. and to think this used to be hard to find

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

Overall one of the best pumpkin beers I have tried. I generally like smooth dark ales and this fit right in. Just like a pumpkin pie in a bottle with a slight kick at the end of the glass. Definitely preferred from a tap but the bottles were almost as good.

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Z_isSleeping
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StephenBechler
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Melalina
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smooth and tasty with a mild kick.

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Photo of ESchweers
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vidblain
2.82/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of amsage19
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erk0607
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Crisp, golden body with some effervescence, soft, offwhite head with a mixture of bubble sizes that is well retained.

Smell: Like fall spices, some pumpkin, some graininess. No hops or earthiness. It actually smells kind of like a wreath in a craft store. Smell got better as the beer warmed up, additional pumpkin pie notes and whipped cream and vanilla.

Taste: (Cold) Gourd-like with probably unflavored pumpkin, some fall spices come through, some caramel and vanilla that compliment the beer well overall. Some bitterness with it that lingers on the tongue. (Warm) Totally different. Alcohol was clearly present. Got the vanilla. Got the pumpkin pie. And more alcohol.

Feel: Medium-thick mouthfeel, smooth carbonation, goes down easy. Heat from the alcohol.

Overall: Mix between a sipper and a take your time beer. Does it live up to the hype... it's pretty good but not mind blowing.

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Photo of 32arden
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuryMeInSmoke
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours super clear copper color with a dense white head that settles to a thin cap. Spotty lacing.

Aroma - Very light pumpkin spice and nutmeg, clove, mild alcohol aroma and cinnamon.

Taste - Taste is much better and stronger than the aroma. Sweet potato, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, vanilla. Alcohol is still coming through a little. cinnamon and brown sugar.

Feel - thin mouth feel, little warmth from the alcohol, would be much better if it was a little thicker.

Overall - Not a bad pumpkin beer, nose is thin and weak taste is pretty solid.

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Photo of Haybail
2.39/5  rDev -41%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The Color of this Bre is Beautiful. A nice Amber Color. Almost the color of Whiskey. The aroma is that of Caramel. I wasn’t very inpressed with the flavor of this beer; it almost taste like fingernail polish remover. I will not have this beer again especially for the expensive price. Not worth it.

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Photo of flipper2gv
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a honey color, fully translucent with a pure white head. Head is creamy, a bit lager like and doesn't have much retention. There is some lacing but nothing to write home about.

S: Strong smells of pumpkin, caramel, vanilla and that's pretty much it. Very sweet presentation.

T: It tastes of pumpkin, caramel and vanilla. Maybe some speculoos, but that's pretty much it. To the point and definitely not as sweet as I expected.

M: Heavy-ish medium body with a carbonation that is a bit too lively for the beer in my opinion. Still decent.

O: I usually don't like pumpkin beers, but this one is by far the best I've ever had. Still nothing spectacular, but it really delivers a nice dessert like (but not cloying in any way) pumpkin flavored beer.

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Photo of CaseyFellinger
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,694 ratings