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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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3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, amber colored liquid. Good starting head that leaves rim/blanket lace.

Sweet pumpkin cupcake (with frosting) smell.

Still sweet, but less so than the smell. Strong pumpkin presence, more so than most of this style. The typical spices are still here but more subtle. In a word, complex.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

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2.27/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

P: 22 + ozs bomber bottle poured into a tulip glass...

A: Rich, dark orange in color with a creamy white head; ample residual lacing, too.

S: Smells of sweet, squashy pumpkin pie with powdery and pronounced savory spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, and notes of vanilla, custard and grainy pie crust.

T: Pumpkin and pronounced seasonal spices...BUT...vomit-like unbalance...not very good at all...Hops take a back seat, but provide some spice and underlying bitterness. Strong spicy character (nutmeg?) dominates and embeds itself in the palate, and lingers well into and past the finish. Too overwhelming and unbalanced...

M: Medium balance, OK carbination...

This could be a great Pumpkin Ale, if they put a leash on the spices and cleaned up the finish. Just too much, it was hard to finish :~(

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 22oz bottle into tulip glass

A-light amber colored with not much head that fades to a small ring

S-not a lot just a hint of spice

T-the pumpkin comes through in the flavor, it is not just all the spice that usually show up in pumpkin beer

M- good carbonation with a light to medium body

O- tastes almost like pumpkin pie with whipped topping

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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Not much lacing, with a minimal head, but pure white head. Pours a very true orange color. Not hazy at all.

S- Truely hits the spices, it smells like a holiday pie.

T- The taste beats the hell out of the smell. It really does hit the pumpkin taste without being so sweet like some of the other pumpkin beers.

M- Fairly thin, which i thought was good because of the size of the bottle. Its not something thats going to make you feel heavy.

O-An enjoyable beer, something that you can mix with other beers if thats what your into, or eat with a good meal.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

clear amber with a medium head that literally disappears without a trace within a minute or so. i've never given a crap about how a beer looks, but this one deserves mentioning - though the carbonation is decent, the brew looks almost like a glass of amber-colored tap water after sitting for a couple of minutes. odd. nose; very fragrant pumpkin pie spices with a clove-like sting, and some authentic pie filling aromas; the best nose of any pumpkin beer i've tried. taste; an assault of pie spices (chiefly nutmeg) and candied malt. aftertaste has a harsh booze and artificial sweetener. fairly low carbonation and thin mouthfeel. either i've got a bad 4-pack, or the power of suggestion has lead to some glowing reviews around here talking about pie crusts and graham crackers. this beer tastes like i've chewed on a christmas ornament from hobby lobby... the powerful artificial aftertaste (nutmeg overkill?) is almost like saccharine. a huge disappointment considering the nose and taste are so different - i'll have to give this another shot in a different venue down the road.

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Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 7,586 ratings
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