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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:
#2,665
Reviews:
1,980
Ratings:
7,586
pDev:
17.04%
Bros Score:
3.59
 
 
Wants:
519
Gots:
2,256
Trade:
28
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,586 |  Reviews: 1,980
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

Photo of robrio89
4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanKininger
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mando31
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wjbent
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jgardner
4.67/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EmeraldSea44
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeersAndBeards
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is truly the KING of PUMpkin beers! It comes at you with a wonderful aroma of Pumpkin Spices, coupled with its other flavors, but who cares about those? You want the Pumpkin taste, YOU GET THE PUMPKIN TASTE!!!!!!

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Photo of akopczyk
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,586 ratings
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