Pumking | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
7,517 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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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
Ratings:
7,517
Reviews:
1,954
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
Wants:
514
Gots:
2,218
For Trade:
28
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Photo of weredone
2.47/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

One of the worst pumpkin beers in my opinion... couldn't even finish it... tasted like pumpkin dish soap chemicals.

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Photo of Prost76
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattress00
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frasergrove
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SirDirtJoe
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

L -- Nice orange color with a basically no head to speak of. Looks still. Not very appealing
S -- The nose on this is unreal. Rice pudding, pumpkin pie spices, cream, pumpkin, malts
T -- Tastes fairly similar to how it smells, but there is a sharp boozy note to this brew that lowers its taste score considerably.
F -- Nice and robust
O -- Definitely not worth the $15 for a 4-pack. Dogfish Head Punkin Ale is a better bet

76/100

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Photo of drstalker
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vinylboy20
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chloebc1
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakley
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Colin32
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of von_kaiser
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ctb6582
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Srecko
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L (4.25) - Nice dark orange color. Fairly clear with a fair amount of head.
S (4.5) - Smells good. Like pumpkin, not pumpkin spice. Plenty of malt and low hop aromas.
T (3.75) - Tastes like it smells at first. Nice malty ale taste, but with a little pumpkin at the end. Not the sweet spice you expect in a pie. But at it goes on, you get more of that. Maybe a little heavy on that end.
F (4) - Easy to drink, smooth, all that jazz.
O (4) - I'm not a huge pumpkin beer guy and this is one of the better ones I've had. I honestly would have been fine with a 6 oz pour. I am glad I tried it, but I'm good for the season (or longer)

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Photo of tsan236
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of digitalflood
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sharp315
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dakin
2.36/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Look: looks like a cider in the glass. Light cloudy amber. No head.

Smell: Smells amazing. Pumpkin pie, pie crust, freshly baked blueberry muffins.

Taste: Unfortunately, the taste does not follow the nose. Slight pumpkin on the front, bitter in the middle, and followed by melted candle taste on the end. Straight up tastes like they took a pumpkin candle and melted it down and chilled it.

Feel: Candle-like.

Overall: Hype isn't real on this. Sad to say I've never had a tasty pumpkin beer. Hopefully someday. Will not buy again. 3/10.

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Photo of Sappyjoker
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mnj21655
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear pale copper in color with a half finger of short lived white head, then the beer looks flat. Pleasant aroma and flavor, some pumpkin but lots of spices: cloves, cinnamon, allspice, some nutmeg. The beer is definitely sweet but the spices keep it from being cloying. Medium bodied and a bit syrupy in feel with a hint of slickness, carbonation is less than low and the beer is nearly flat. Aside from the carbonation issue this is a solid beer. I usually don't like pumpkin ales but this one strikes a good balance on the pumkin and spice notes that keeps it pretty drinkable.

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Photo of Ben1313
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber orange color; very autumnal in appearance. The head quickly recedes and leaves no cap, collar or lacing.
Nice pumpkin pie, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg aroma.
There is pumpkin in the taste, however, the spices also play a big role. There is also a significant hops profile that adds bittering. There is an alcohol warming in the finish. Medium bodied to full and chewy.
A nice pumpkin ale that is complex. I will have it again.

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Photo of Chackman151
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alphakitty
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 7,517 ratings.
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