Pumking | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was comparing this side by side with Schlafly and O'Fallon

While better than O'Fallon it was not nearly as good as Schlafly pumpkin ale

It was thinner, higher IBU (bitter) and the spices were much less complex

Not a terrible beer and better than most pumpkin ales, but this does not scream "I cannot want to drink another one" where Schlafly makes you say wow this is simply amazing

So it has a good rep as better than most, but not the best

Cigar City (have not tried) is really the only contender IMO to Schlafly Pumpkin Ale and this is one of my favorite styles of beer

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Bright golden-orange color. No head to speak of, just a tiny wisp of foam on top.

S: Pumpkin pie spice is obviously prevalent, but it is not excessive. There's also a sweet, doughy, graham-cracker crust aroma.

T: Sweet, spices, and a touch of the crust flavor. The spices are not overpowering, which is a big plus. No sign of alcohol.

M: Thinner than I was expecting, but it drinks well.

O: I really enjoyed this. The spices don't overpower, the crust element is very enjoyable, and it's just a good beer overall.

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Pours a clear orange with a thin tan head. Massive aromas of eggnog and nutmeg. Taste begins with some some huge cinnamon, then some pumpkin, followed by some cream. The finish is a spicy bitterness. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a very flavorful pumpkin ale.

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A- a deep clear amber with about one finger of foamy head. A small trickle of carbonation is visible from the the bottom of the glass. There is a small amount of head retained.

S-candy sweet. Smells like toffee covered popcorn.

T- a slight amount of spice is dominated by the sweetness. There is the same candy sweetness and little of the pumpkin. Reminds me of a pumpkin candy, overly sweet and oddly spiced.

M-no complaints here. Thinner, but fitting with the flavor. Any thicker and it would be like drinking corn syrup.

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,593 ratings
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