Pumking | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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90
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7,537 Ratings
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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:
7,537
Reviews:
1,964
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
Wants:
515
Gots:
2,234
For Trade:
28
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark orange color with little head and retention. However the orange is pumpkin orange and the color is awesome. The nose is like pumpkin pie. I smell allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumkin, and vanilla extract.

I can appreciate the pumkin spice in the beer but there is a problem, too much spice and I got a somewhat lingering citrusy bitterness. I aslo feel that the pumpkin flavoring of the beer just isn't very good but I'm not a Pumpkin beer guy.

This beer has a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. I'd like a bigger malt body to go with the pumpkin spice. Somehow, this beer just doesn't do it for me but it is the best Pumpkin I've ever tried. I knew I'd be okay just because it was from Southern Tier.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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Photo of kaufmaal
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours orange, with a big white head that disappears. Sweet vanilla cookies on the nose, some rose blossom, hibiscus. Very little noticeable carbonation. There's quite a bit going on taste-wise, though the pumpkin flavor is muted. Instead, there's a good deal of sweetness up front, plus coriander, cardamon, basil, more vanilla, some white pepper, and an aftertaste that reminds me of being sick and spoon-fed benadryl or old cough syrup. There's a medicinal bitterness and tang (eucalyptus, anise), which lingers too long for my taste. It's nicely balanced beer in terms of its body, with subtle carbonation. I'm not too sure what makes this a pumpkin ale, other than it's orange color, and that the label says "Ale Brewed with Pumpkins." A spiced fall ale, perhaps. Heck, it even has some qualities of a winter ale. A mixed bag.

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pale orange, with fizzy white head, great clarity

Aroma: pumpkin and a lot of sweetness and spice. A lot like rich pumpkin pie with whip cream.

Taste: huge pumpkin flavor and sweetness. Definitely the sweetest of the pumpkin ales. Very strong flavor that is slightly curbed on the finish by hop bitterness, but is still a little cloying.

Mouthfeel: full bodied, crisp, medium carbonation

Overall: fantastic and boldly flavored. No lack of flavor at all! Strong pumpkin pie with a lot of sweetness reminiscent of whipped cream topping. Great nutmeg and cinnamon spice flavor. Slight hop bitterness on the finish brings it all together. The only drawback is that is does come off slightly cloying. However, Appearance: pale orange, with fizzy white head, great clarity

Aroma: pumpkin and a lot of sweetness and spice. A lot like rich pumpkin pie with whip cream.

Taste: huge pumpkin flavor and sweetness. Definitely the sweetest of the pumpkin ales. Very strong flavor that is slightly curbed on the finish by hop bitterness to avoid becoming cloying.

Mouthfeel: full bodied, crisp, medium carbonation

Overall: fantastic and boldly flavored. No lack of flavor at all! Strong pumpkin pie with a lot of sweetness reminiscent of whipped cream topping. Great nutmeg and cinnamon spice flavor. Slight hop bitterness on the finish brings it all together to avoid it becoming cloying. However, I still highly suggest this beer!

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 7,537 ratings.
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