Pumking | Southern Tier Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
7,518 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
Read the review
PumkingPumking
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:
7,518
Reviews:
1,954
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
Wants:
514
Gots:
2,218
For Trade:
28
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,518 |  Reviews: 1,954
Photo of lightfool
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of bbrown12
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of WynnerWalker
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Conniehophead
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of hunkler
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Akuma35
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of NYR_Rob
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of tjsmith910
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Peg2009
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of jroberge1981
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

You had this beer. Write a review.

Photo of wildcat29
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of BeerSnob1022
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of LeRose
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from Notes:

This one I like out of the bevy of pumpkin type products. Lots of pumpkin pie like flavor, nice mouthfeel. Not overly sweet. Definitely can taste the actual pumpkin, so better balanced versus other of this style. Not overwhelmed by the pie spices for a change. A good dessert option - not something to drink a lot of or very often.

 351 characters

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an Odell pilsner glass in me friend's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are fairly high given its reputation.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Paired with tortilla crisps.

A: Pours a one finger head of beige colour, nice thickness, nice cream, and fair retention. Body colour is a very pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Somewhat dull.

Sm: Heavy pumpkin gourd. Some spice, maybe some gourd. Generic middling malts. An average strength aroma.

T: Tastes like pumpkin. Some brown sugar. Gourd. Hints of spices. Balanced but lacking. I do like it, but it is horrifically simple.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good carbonation and thickness. Good palate presence.

Dr: Arguably simple but still satisfying; if you want pumpkin, you'll get it. Drinkable and enjoyable but lacking complexity and subtlety. I like it, but I doubt I'd have it again.

High B-

 1,063 characters

Photo of andilane
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of SDatoc
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of BlackTuesday
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Steve212
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Vbloise
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jmmy3
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of rob99er
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 7,518 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.