Pumking | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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90
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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:
7,509
Reviews:
1,952
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
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513
Gots:
2,216
For Trade:
29
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a deep orange color.

The aroma has weird fermented pumpkin aroma, but it's mostly just sweet and spicy. It's not quite pie for me, but more of a spice cinnamon pumpkin tart pastry. Not really deep, but super sweet and creamy.

The flavor is better with lots of pumpkin, but also lots of cinnamon spice and nutmeg and clove. The middle is really lots of body and vanilla and graham/biscuit crust. The finish is sweet with vanilla and nutmeg and spices.

This so far has been the best pumpkin beer I've had this season. The alcohol really hides itself. It's tasty as hell and drinks super easy.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of alphagnome
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
Exactly what you'd hope to see in a pumpkin beer! A very vibrant orange body, that's as clear as water with a nice, steady stream of carbonation in attendance. This pumpking wears a fluffy, cream-colored crown for a head that recedes to a thin film after a few minutes with minimal lacing. If the head had better retention, it'd be perfect.

Aroma:
Pumpkin Pie, pumpkin pie and more pumpkin pie! Oh, and whipped cream! Pumpkin is dominant, followed closely by vanilla and cool whip. Cinnamon and clove are also along for the ride. Taking this in with eyes closed, I felt the need to reach for a fork.. It's that spot on!

Taste:
Follows the nose precipitously. Rich in pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Light hops hit the finish with a fair amount of alcohol present. It's not harsh however, considering it's 8.6% ABV! It's a bit sweet, but not overwhelming. Superb!

Mouthfeel:
Lightly carbonated and surprisingly light for a such a beer. Nice and creamy, I was really disappointed when I poured the last drop from the 22 oz. bottle.

Overall:
I love this time of the year... Mainly because I love pumpkin! As far as I see it, this is the pumpkin beer to beat. The disappointing news... Not a single distributor in the state of Iowa!

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.1%

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4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, copper colored with a short white head that dissipates leaving little lacing, clear

S: straight pumpkin pie, grahmcracker crust, cinamon, clove, nutmeg, pumpkin

T: sweet and follows the smell, intense spice flavors, vanilla

M: medium with lower carbonation

O: It's a pretty intensly flavored beer. Flavor is all about the spice. This is a very sweet beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 7,509 ratings.
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