Pumking | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.05/5
7,572 Ratings
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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:
#2,607
Reviews:
1,974
Ratings:
7,572
pDev:
17.04%
Bros Score:
3.59
 
 
Wants:
518
Gots:
2,250
Trade:
28
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Radcpa
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber appearance with slight white head. Very very mild aroma. Taste is a significant nutmeg with a minimal pumpkin taste. Very artificially tasting pumpkin beer

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Photo of Cbmcguire
4.92/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Tastes like a spiked dessert!

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RAFH
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tongbliss
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours translucent amber, a bit of a head, minimal lacing. Smell is refreshing! The pumpkin on the nose is more like fresh pumpkin meat, not an excess of so-called pumpkin spice, with some nice, grassy hops in the mix. Smells like fall, but not at all artificial. Taste opens with a squash-like sweetness, some caramel notes, and ends with a long stretch of hop bitterness. This is so nicely balanced!

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Qwest_35
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cunny123
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DocD
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Willvoll
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer! Smells like pumpkin pie and tastes like it with added hops. Has a good sweet bready flavor to it as well. It's meant for this time of year so you better try it

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Photo of opierce
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morrowd3
1.85/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I guess you love it or hate it. I managed a few sips and poured the rest, a true rarity for me. Nauseating spice aroma, flavor, and aftertaste that unfortunately lingers.

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Photo of heymikew
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mutt
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tkarsies
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing after the 4th bottle of my 4-pack. Served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance is fairly generic--clear amber with thin white head.

Smell hint at what is inside with a bready crusty aroma plus some pie spices.

Taste is more of the same. Perhaps a hint of pumpkin but the richness of the crust and spices jumps out. Like many other of Southern Tier's brews, this is a bit like a dessert in a bottle but not cloying like others tend to be.

Alcohol is well hidden. Fairly low carbonation.

Overall this is one of my favorite pumpkin beers. The sweetness and strength limit the number that you can drink at a time but it is always worth seeking out.

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

L - Transparent orange body and a finger of white head

S - Graham cracker crust, cinnamon, vanilla, pumpkin

T - More of that pie crust. Delicious cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin flavors. Small bit of vanilla and wood.

F - Medium body with no alcohol.

O - Complex and smooth pumpkin ale with robust flavors

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Photo of thoglund
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at The Brickhouse in Orwigsburg, PA tonight.

Served in a 14oz goblet. Hazy orange color, with big white head which persists in some form all the way down, leaving decent lacing.

aroma is of pumpkin spice, and apples.

Really good taste to this one. Not a cinnamon assault, as some pumpkin beers are, the spices are very nicely balanced with a solid actual pumpkin taste to it. enjoying this one.

mouth is getting pretty close to full, finish is fairly sweet and slightly spicy.

overall, I've been trying to give pumpkin beers another shot this year, and in this particular case, I'm glad I did. Southern Tier rarely disappoints this palate, and certainly didn't here.

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Photo of BigRed10
3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of rpjterp
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldeGolde
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First few sips were pretty cold, right out the fridge, and I was very disappointed - a medicinal taste. Didn't want to drink more. But then I let it sit for a few and as it warmed it got better and better. It was like "a warm piece of apple pie" and helped me to ring in the fall season a couple days early. Truly the best pumpkin beer I've had.

A sweet, warm, leaf-crunching slip-n-slide of autumnal spices and squashes. KNOCK IT BACK!!

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Photo of MathiasOB
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,572 ratings
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