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:
#2,744
Reviews:
1,980
Ratings:
7,601
pDev:
17.04%
Bros Score:
3.59
 
 
Wants:
522
Gots:
2,261
Trade:
27
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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

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

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

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,601 ratings
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