Pumking | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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90
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7,510 Ratings
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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:
7,510
Reviews:
1,952
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
17.21%
 
 
Wants:
513
Gots:
2,217
For Trade:
29
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Ratings: 7,510 |  Reviews: 1,952
Photo of Shmallory0
3.07/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best part is the smell. I think I paid $16 for a 4 pack. Definitely not worth that much. The first couple sips were interesting, but the spices that go along with the pumpkin were overbearing. I bought the beer 2 weeks ago and still have the other three as I just can't bring myself to drink the others. I've gotta find someone to drink the rest.

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Photo of NyBeerBro
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a nice hazy orange copperish color with a one finger white bubbly head that lasted for a good minute. The body was a little hazy for any carbonation bubbles to be seen rising. Some light foamy lacing spotted the pint glass here and there; the aroma is pumpkin pie with some nice vanilla scents coming out fairly strong; the taste is exactly the same as the smell with a light drying blandness hitting my tongue; the palate is light to medium with some light sharpness on the tongue. Overall: This is an excellent pumpkin ale. Very popular beer and for good reason.

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Photo of nick_perry
3.17/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Light orange color, minimal head. Bright aromas of malt and yeast. Tasted a bit of pumpkin, but not as much as in other pumpkin ales. Got a lot of malt and yeast notes, with an underlying wheat character. Smooth mouthfeel. Slightly sweet, wheat finish that is somewhat delayed. Overall not bad, but weak on the pumpkin flavor. Only seen it in 22 oz. bottles.

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Photo of Nick2Wendell
4.74/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hophugger
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Conradist
1/5  rDev -75.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of al2913
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benl7217
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an amber orange color as you would expect with a pumpkin brew.
Arom is a nice pumpkin pie, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Pumpkin in the taste, however, the spices also play a big role. There is a healthy hop profile that adds bitterness. Slight alcohol warming in the finish. Medium bodied brew that I enjoyed very much.

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Photo of perfectsilence3
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of muswellbeerbelly
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ealanjones
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acmurphy696
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don't usually drink pumpkin ales, but when I do....
This is a flavorful and tasty beer. My cousin dropped this New York beer in with a bunch of stuff he'd brought up from Fort Myers.
It smells fantastic and the taste is as close to eating Thanksgiving pie as you could ever imagine.

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Photo of haines710
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShawnL
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am not really into pumpkin beers, especially if the pumpkin spice is too strong or taste too artificial. However, this pumpkin beer was very good in my opinion. It might be the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had.

Look: cloudy amber hue with an inch white bubble head.

Aroma: malts, pie crust and pumpkin pie spices, really nice aroma.

Taste: Malty sweetness and Pumpkin, but not too much, some vanilla and other flavors like Pumpkin Pie in a glass.

Feel: smooth, soft, medium body

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Photo of JCaweinstein
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmithyAlan
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of j-rod18
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Touch heavy on the pumpkin spice, tone it down a notch and it'd step up a level.

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Photo of bobert84
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 7,510 ratings.
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