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 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:
#2,788
Reviews:
1,980
Ratings:
7,606
pDev:
17.04%
Bros Score:
3.59
 
 
Wants:
521
Gots:
2,263
Trade:
27
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,606 |  Reviews: 1,980
Photo of chasmandocharles
2.59/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SeanVonMorrison
3.26/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paresis
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a clear & deep orange amber with dusty particulates & no effervesce rising. The pour produces 2+ fingers of short-lived off-white head which diminishes to a minor surface cap & collar leaving motes & strings of lace as it recedes. Aroma is caramel malt, pie crust, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon & other spices. Taste is pumpkin, caramel, Graham cracker, roasted pecans & pie dough with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cloves & alcohol spice. Alcohol is prominent. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with medium carbonation, smooth, wet & tongue coating but with a nice lively spice. My favorite pumpkin ale. Very close to liquid pumpkin pie with an alcohol kick!

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Photo of PMarcy78
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgido759
3.31/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of coldseamonster
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured medium Amber ,head was white prob almost inch to a finger, aroma was hint of pumpkin and some cinnamon but not much. Little disappointed by the lack of nose. Taste was bold burnt buttery pumpkin and crust. Unique and surprising. Hops were present in the backround towards the finish. Nice warming beer on windy fall night.

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Photo of mjurney
4.91/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance:
Amber-gold color, clear. Medium carbonation rising. Thick bright-white head.

Aroma:
Baked pumpkin pie, pie crust, cinnamon, nutmeg, hint of vanilla.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Baked pumpkin, pie crust, cinnamon, nutmeg, a little vanilla and butter. Hop bitterness is very mild, just a bit spicy-floral, it's almost hard to detect. Finish is semi-sweet, a little dry. Medium bodied, slight creamy, smooth, easy drinking, just a little alcohol warmth.

Overall:
This is a perfect example of a pumpkin ale.

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Photo of Verasong
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,606 ratings