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
Ratings:
7,509
Reviews:
1,952
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
Wants:
513
Gots:
2,216
For Trade:
29
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Photo of Trentt2
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nace4
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of theduffster
4.8/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

What glassware haven't I had this in over the years and every time it always turns out the same way. Here's my observations based on this cult classic:
The appearance was a semi-dark murky rust/copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy to fizzy head. What lace there was just slid right on into the beer and that wasn't really that much.
The aroma had some pumpkin pie crust/bready sweetness up front. Sweet pumpkin extract. Barely any pumpkin pie spice.
The flavor was mainly sweet through the pumpkin extract and pie crust. Light vanilla proceeded in and around the overall taste. Aftertaste was the pumpkin pie.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. It's quite smooth along my tongue.
Overall, to me, I'm not a part of this "cult classic" as I tend to lean towards other pumpkin ales before this as I don't find this to be as "balanced" as many others on the market. If there was some more "spice" to it, perhaps, some pumpkin pie spice, maybe some ginger, allspice, or cinnamon that would help make it better to me. Also, I tend to look for more of the true "flesh"-like quality of pumpkin instead of the "extract" which is only the sweetness of the pumpkin along with some brown sugar.

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

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.75

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3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wiescins
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emeyer
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemochas
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carmike813
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Kurzman
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strohm
3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lochnessmonster
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Walnut
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGun
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not a big fan of pumpkin pie, but I love this beer. Hard to find in Tennessee, but when I find it, I buy it. This beer has the smell and taste that sets it apart from everything else. The pumpkin flavor is there, but not in an objectionable way. Rather it is so subtle that it combines in a unique and enjoyable way with the rest of the flavors in this outstanding beer. Don't miss a chance to try this great beer.

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Photo of Shmallory0
3.07/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best part is the smell. I think I paid $16 for a 4 pack. Definitely not worth that much. The first couple sips were interesting, but the spices that go along with the pumpkin were overbearing. I bought the beer 2 weeks ago and still have the other three as I just can't bring myself to drink the others. I've gotta find someone to drink the rest.

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 7,509 ratings.
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