Pumking | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
7,501 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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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
Ratings:
7,501
Reviews:
1,951
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
Wants:
513
Gots:
2,216
For Trade:
29
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3.32/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle, drank from wine glass.

A - Pours an orange amber. Not much carbonation, nor is their much head, even after an aggressive pour. Just a slight white ring at the top. Shines a brighter amber when put to light.

S - Lot's of cinnamon and pumpkin hit the nose early, as well as a fair amount of malt. A touch of yeast, as well as a general spiciness. Similar to black pepper and a bit of clove. Not a bad smelling beer.

T - Said malts up front, as well as cinnamon and an artificial pumpkin taste. Not overly sweet, but the pumpkin taste just isn't very good. I do enjoy the cinnamon though, it's there in an effective amount. Very noticeable, but not over the top. A very slight hint of graham cracker, and perhaps an even slighter hint of hoppy bitterness. Not a bad tasting beer, but the artifical pumpkin taste kills this beer.

F - Sticky, yet thin. Even after drinking a couple lagers before this, this still felt thin. I like a pumpkin ale with a bit of thickness to it. Might feel nice with a desert or certain sweeter meat dishes, but that's it.

O - Not a poor beer, but I'm disappointed. I've read from other reviews that the recipe for this year's version may have been changed. I'm assuming that's correct, as this is a highly reviewed beer, but more recent reviews haven't been as kind. The pumpkin taste is artificial, and the mouthfeel is sticky, yet thin. I would drink this beer again if it were offered for free, but I'll never purchase again.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a brilliant orange color like a fresh pumpkin, frothy white head with loads of bubbles throughout.

S-Fresh baked pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla ice cream seriously delicious to smell

T-Pumking is right this is not light on the flavor of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon is there as well as a kind of vanilla cream taste.

M-Good throughout medium body, to me it has a bit of a sharp finish that im not particularly fond of maybe from the spice, flavor hangs around for a bit which is nice makes me want to comeback for more.

O- My favorite pumpkin beer, it's one i get excited to drink for both the flavor and the time of the year it signifies. Delicious taste, beautiful color.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours with a yellow-orange color reminds me of a piece of candy corn with white head.

S- Scents of pumpkin cinnamon nutmeg and spices.

T- The taste of the beer match the smell of it well with pumpkin cinnamon nutmeg and spices.

M- Good carbonation smooth with medium body.

O- Overall this is a very good pumpkin beer very enjoyable for the time of the year.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber pour into turbinator style glass.

A: golden slight orange hue. rocky two finger head, retains disk throughout.

S: Pumpkin, spices, nutmeg maybe? not a lot of hops, bigger malts like caramel.

T: The malt takes a back seat. Hops shine very dimly through, and pumpkin and spices dominate. nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin. nice.

M: very nice medium carbonation, medium bodied brew. Not as thin as some of the contenders, which is nice. spice finish. A little boozy on the outbreath. sticks around with a pumpkin pie aroma.

O: so far, my favorite. It's got good body and spice and pumpkin. I like it quite a bit.

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 7,501 ratings.
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