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:
#5,601
Reviews:
1,996
Ratings:
7,673
pDev:
17.04%
 
 
Wants:
528
Gots:
2,294
Trade:
27
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Ratings: 7,673 |  Reviews: 1,996
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

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

Photo of mike22ne
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of waswillbe
4.86/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: opaque, golden orange body. Small head that did leave some lacing. Not a lot of carbonation bubbles present.

S: Like pumpkin pie! The aroma of the hops came through with a hint of a sweet floral, but the pumpkin, the spices,and malt are what played the biggest role.

F: Rather creamy and smooth. Felt a bit like the end of a milkshake, leaving my mouth extremely full.

T: The actual pumpkin taste was a bit more subdued than how it smelled, yet it does remain the star. The "pumpkin spices" weren't overbearing, and the hop flavors were actually not very noticeable at all. Definitely a good pairing for dessert!

I tried the beer at a my family's favorite pub with my dinner. It was a draft offering, poured into a tulip glass. At my weight, the 8.5 ABV still hit me pretty hard. The sweet and creamy taste can be very tempting, but do take your time and you'll have a good time. It does get pricey, but definitely worth treating yourself to at least once this year! One of my favorite pumpkins!

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Review done many months later. Based on the rating, and the cost ($13 / 4-pack) I was disappointed by this beer. There are a number of better ones. I remember the favor of corn really standing out, which was weird at first, but then OK once I got used to it.

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

Pours a clear, darker orange. Notes of strong pumpkin pie spice off the nose. On first taste, notes of pumpkin spice and pepper appear. Overall delicious pumpkin beer, leaning more towards the spices and less of sweetness.

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Photo of Carl1234
1.9/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tasted like they added pumpkin flavored vodka to beer. I got 3 sips in and had to trash it.

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Photo of CobDog92
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Not a very good beer

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Photo of Branlott42
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XxthaDoggxX
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of tankg
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jripley97
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,673 ratings