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:
7,508
Reviews:
1,952
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
Wants:
513
Gots:
2,216
For Trade:
29
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1.25/5  rDev -68.8%

Photo of Laurenessa
4.88/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Southern Tier’s Pumking is probably my favorite pumpkin ale!
Its appearance is sort of a burnt orange/caramel color with a thick white head when poured.
The smell and taste are reminiscent of pumpkin pie: sweet, delicate pumpkin flavor with a hint of nutmeg and other spices.
Great mouthfeel. Velvety without being too heavy. Lots of carbonation at the onset, but it smooths out.
Overall, it’s a great seasonal beer. Try to stock up whenever it’s out.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Razr86
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing. Smells delicious, pretty much like sweet pumpkin. Taste follows the nose, absolutely delicious and smooth. For 8.6% alcohol, you cant taste it at all which makes this my new favorite beer. I HIGHLY recommend trying it to anyone.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Impfan
4.79/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, but refractive amber with a thick white head that eventually recedes to form a lasting ring. Aroma of fresh pumpkin pie and pumpkin pie spice. Flavor matches the aroma, and I think (unlike many other reviewers) that the body is creamy and ideal to support the flavor, and I don’t think it’s on the thin side for an imperial. Finish is long and on the dryish side, and it leaves you craving another swallow. My favorite example of the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this Pumpkin Ale from a bottle, into a pint glass. This ale poured a dark orange color, produced a thick white head and produced an above average amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of canned pumpkin, spices, namely cinnamon and nutmeg. Full bodied, this pumpkin ale had a sweet malted grain base, brown sugar, vanilla bean cinnamon and nutmeg. I am a big fan of Pumpkin Ales, and while I dont dislike this brew, i do think that the amount of spices used was out of balance. To much cinnamon, in conjunction with the brown sugar- Average.

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of TurboBrew
4.94/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is by far the best Pumpkin seasonal I've ever had, and Im glad this was picked up this year.

A: Poured into sam adams 25th anniversary pint... a light hazy orange with one finger head that bubbles then dissipates quickly. Leaves no lace.

S: Sugar and spice and everything nice haha. Pumpkin pie in a glass. The smell is breathtaking..

T: Perfect. whipped cream,nutmeg, slight pumpkin, sugar and spices. Not too pumkin-y, which is great in my opinion.. some pumpkin beers are too much of that in fact, this one has balance and is very unique. The flavor really grows on you as it warms a bit to 40-45 degrees seems perfect.

M: Spicy and creamy. Hint of the alcohol on the finish which really rounds this one out.

Overall....
Southern Tier really nailed this one on the head. Perfection in a bottle. Dont think I can ever get enough.
Wish they had this stuff on draft at bars nationwide. Its excellent!! By far one of my seasonal favorites.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.92/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I cant recommend this beer enough, and its one of the best brews I had at Brewfest Tallahassee.

It smells like pumpkins, tastes like pumpkin beer should taste

the mouth feel is excellent, and for the alchol it has, you can't feel ANY of it.
A excellent beer, I cant reccomend it any more than I already have
Try it when you get the chance

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 7,508 ratings.
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