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

Pumpkin orange with decent clarity. Only a slight haze. Not much haze, but a little. Not much head either. Sits still and jeweled, like an amber gemstone.

Brown sugar, cinnamon, caramel syrup, vanilla, pumpkin flesh, and a hint of nutmeg. Has a delectable aroma of pie crusts and pie spices. Buttery and flaky cracker, and a little graham. Mind you, this has mellowed for about six months, but there is NO trace of alcohol. NONE.

Lots of flaky pie crust, cinnamon, brown sugar, buttery caramel, and hints of nutmeg, pumpkin, and vanilla. The buttery quality almost reminds me of buttered popcorn. Or, maybe Corn Pops. Not the most pumpkin-y example, but certainly not a spice bomb. AND, there's no disputing its deliciousness. The alcohol is quite subdued, except for some spicy fusel leading up to the finish. Ends with more of that pie crust note and latent sweetness.

Remarkably disguised strength in this aged version. Medium body with some creaminess, pretty much medium carbonation (a tad restrained). So drinkable at this strength.

This beer gets a lot of hate, and to me, for no apparent reason. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the reverence this beer gets with drinkers is an embellishment. Regardless, this is still a most enjoyable pumpkin ale with blended spices, brown sugar notes, vanilla, and creaminess in the body. Would love to try the oak-aged version.

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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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