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
Ranking:
#5,832
Reviews:
1,999
Ratings:
7,686
pDev:
17.04%
 
 
Wants:
528
Gots:
2,300
Trade:
27
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Ratings: 7,686 |  Reviews: 1,999
Photo of Livyatan1996
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

everything about this says it's going to be fantastic but there is something about the taste that just doesn't sit right, almost like a hop bitterness that shouldn't be there. smells amazing though, really nails the pumpkin pie aroma and it feels creamy and hides that almost 9%. each sip has that same good pumpkin flavor but with this lingering undertone of bitter in a really not great way. got better as it warmed but still, eh.

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Photo of bierzeit
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Translucent amber
S: Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon
T: Initially very sweet, true to their claim I pick up an amount of whipped cream and vanilla,along with the aforementioned spices, malty finish
F: Creamy with a fair amount of carbonation
O: Probably the best pumpkin ale I’ve had

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Photo of Nass
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The first time I had this beer was back in 2014 and it was awful. I had trouble finishing a 12 ounce bottle, It was way too watery & sweety but with some tweaks made to it the 2018 vintage is much better. This beer is balanced better & there is more & spices added to this batch as well. In addition to, the alcohol is also hidden well. I agree that this beer is well carbonated for a pumpkin ale. Although this beer is a little on the pricey side but I still highly recommend that you try the Southern Tier Pumking as well as the other variants of this beer too. This brewery has improved over the years. Southern Tier makes me proud to be a fellow New Yorker. Cheers! A-

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Photo of Categart
4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _Adam_
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TeddyBundy
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Kdouble
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Draught 8oz snifter at the Brass Tap here in Baltimore. I've had this in previous years, and it remains a favorite.

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Photo of CrimeDog
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice....slight booziness for me...

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beersampler6
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Exceptional pumpkin beer, really a great combination of flavorful yet not too heavy. Lighter amber color with some mild lingering head and spotty lacing. Smells great, strong pumpkin, spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, malt. Tastes similarly, along with vanilla and some very mild biscuit. Higher ABV is very well hidden. Smooth slightly creamy mouthfeel, good amount of carbonation. Excellent beer to get into the season!

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Photo of codytwo
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of marlinsrock
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Everything a pumpkin beer should be. It slaps you in the face with pumpkin flavor. From bottle is great, but draft is out of this world.

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Photo of drh88
2.93/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of Shrek12070
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best pumpkin ale out there, hands down!

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Photo of ViggieMech
4.99/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh my, pumpkin pie! Pumpkin pie in a glass!

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

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First, if you’re in the mood for this style, and you like pumpkin pie and Oktoberfest and things like this, you’re going to like Pumpking.
Fresh bottle poured to glass.
Nice looking but had to get aggressive to get some head.
Aroma was very rich, soft, full and definitely pumpkin pie.
Very flavorful and not imitation tasting. This is pumpkin pie in a glass!
Wish it were thicker being an imperial but it has a nice bite and it’s very drinkable.
Best pumpkin ale I’ve had. Expensive but glad I bought the 4 pack. Desert beer. Aroma is straight up pumpkin!

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

Outstanding and the name knows it. I typically do not like pumpkin ale's except form the well know experts but this blew me away. Reluctantly paid $5 for the pint bottle at Costco and now on my 8th or 9th, and I hate pumpkin pie. Great taste that'snot too heavy, plenty strong and natural flavors - not that artificial taste and just heavy enough. Best I've had

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

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,686 ratings