Pumking - Nitro
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Pumking - NitroPumking - Nitro
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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #38
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,379
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 10.45%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
77
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 12, 2022
Added:
Sep 27, 2019
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  10
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Pumking - NitroPumking - Nitro
Notes: The King of Pumpkin Beers is now in cans and on nitro! Pumking’s magical spell will electrify your senses as you hear, see, smell and taste Pumking Nitro.

33 IBU
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Reviewed by JokersAce

3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Quick shake and a big hiss upon cracking the can, poured it upside down into a lass. Big head of cream colored foam that reverse cascaded into a dark amber orange body. It's a pretty solid nitro beer, really creamy with a creamy head that won't quit. At 8.6% the alcohol is undetectable which is surprising because the original pumking is fairly boozy in a detectable way. It's a bit light in the way of both coffee and pumpkin notes but does have some lactose character.
Nov 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Sinister from New York

Nov 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Nov 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.39 by Eman17 from Illinois

Nov 01, 2022
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 13.6 oz. nitro can. Has a burnt orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pumpkin, light spices. Taste is the same as the aroma, smooth and easy drinking. Feels creamy in the mouth and overall is a solid beer, but I prefer the original Pumking.
Oct 27, 2022
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an orange brown. Creamy foam. Pumpkin pie aroma. Bold pumpkin and brown sugar body. Not too sweet. Slight bitter finish. Very smooth. I think Pumking is better in nitro.
Oct 22, 2022
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Not bad. The color isn’t as vibrant as the a pumking. The aroma is perhaps stronger, the key taste element of the beer. The taste is more lackluster, the pumpkin not as rich. The MF is flatter..

I greatly enjoy the Pumking, The nitro version is not an improvement nor as good.
Oct 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.01 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by klarcbarr3 from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I poured Pumking Nitro into a pint glass. A perfect off-white two finger head with excellent lacing rose above a dull, see-through orange/tan body. The nose was quite pleasant... vanilla mingled over cloves, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste was a bit different, with a soapy wash over the holiday spices. The mouthfeel was a bit thin, but the nitro really lifted the feel, and seemed to disseminate the flavor more broadly across the tongue, enlivening the experience. The pumpkin tastes a bit artificial, and I think Southern Tiers' flavors are admirably constructed, but the noticeable absence of pumpkin mash, visually, translates into a good chemists' rendition of something that is not quite as satisfying. Overall this is a very good pumpkin beer, which I appreciate all the more, because I cannot get my four favorite pumpkin brews in the state of Michigan. Pumking Nitro is a keeper.
Sep 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jan 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
poured from a 13.6oz can into a CW snifter. kind of ugly colored light copper pour made better looking by the mounting nitro foam head. pumpkin pie on the nose. taste is similar with pumpkin, nutmeg, graham cracker all combining for a wonderful autumn flavor experience. does finish a little watery as it warms up. excellent mouthfeel from the nitro treatment. really tasty pumpkin ale! the nitro version is a step up from regular pumking to me. smoother, less prickly mouthfeel and the sweetness seems toned down. glad to have tried.
Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep amber color with a huge, thick, smooth tan head thanks to the nitro can. Lots of retention and a bit of lacing.

The smell is strong pumpkin spice, pumpkin, vanilla, and sweet brown sugar.

The taste follows with pumpkin spice and vanilla, especially strong on the finish.

The mouthfeel is smooth, low carbonation, with a slightly bitter, lingering finish.

Overall, this has great flavors and is very enjoyable.
Jan 13, 2022
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
A: crystal clear; deep gold with an orange tint; 1 finger creamy ivory head that receded slowly to a thick cap; no lacing;

S: cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla;

T: nutmeg with cinnamon in the background; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: the nitro adds a different dimension to a pumpkin beer;
Jan 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Best by 9/3/22

OG Pumking is probably my favorite pumpkin beer, and I was impressed by the Nitro Coffee variant a few months ago, so I’m thinking this one will be right up my alley. I’m not usually a huge nitro fan, but I just feel like it’s the perfect storm for this one. Let’s crack it open and get going

Pours a hazy orange gold with am infinite finger of off white head that leaves minimal lacing

I typically find that nitro beers supress the aroma a bit, but it’s still coming through nicely here. I’m picking up on aromas of roasted pumpkin, pie crust, crackery malt, allspice, vanilla, and light nutmeg

In terms of taste it’s a bit more muted than I like, but I’m still getting the signature sweetness of the base beer. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting pumpkin meat, sweet vanilla, toasted bread, and allspice. The swallow brings notes of roasted pumpkin, graham cracker, sweet vanilla, and nutmeg

A medium body pairs with gentle airy carbonation, resulting in a very smooth beer. Finishes off dry and sweet

It’s not the ideal form of this beer, but it’s still pretty good. I’ll probably just reach for the regular one 99 times out of 100
Dec 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by Taenim from New Jersey

Dec 06, 2021
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Reviewed by DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Cracked open the nitrogenated can and poured into a pint glass. Creamy, butterscotch pour eventually settled into a murky orange-hued brown with a whipped cream like head. As expected, very little carbonation after the initial pop of nitrogen. Fairly faint aroma of nutmeg and something sweet - like caramel. Taste follows the nose but with a clover / allspice kick. Very well-balanced. The mouthfeel is what sets this apart - extremely easy to drink considering the 8.6% ABV. Quite good - but, personally, i miss the carbonation!
Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by keithmurray from Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - copper colored body with white head

Smell - cinnamon, nutmeg, clove

Taste - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove

Mouthfeel - medium.bodied, medium carbonation, cinnamon sweetness upfront and then even more spicy cinnamon on the back end

Overall - good beer, the nitro smooths out a bit of the sweetness and harshness of the spices. Cinnamon dominates, but this is still drinkable.

Price point - $3.99/16 oz can
Oct 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by stucat from Illinois

Oct 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by mdfb79 from New York

Oct 26, 2021
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I first tasted Pumking over a decade ago and I was blown away by the over-the-top flavors. As the years passed, I felt as if ST made changes to the recipe that underplayed the extreme flavor notes and rendered this offering more dry and ordinary.

Enter into the fray, a nitro cousin. It has been years since I ponied up the cash for this beer. But, I figured that I'd give Prince Nitro a try to see if it was worthy of full coronation.

Pours a buttery copper with a huge creamy head that took forever to settle. The nose is exquisite - graham crackers, pie spice and pumpkin. All those notes are also present in the flavor profile. And the sweetness reminds me of this beer when I first tasted it.

The mouthfeel is sIlky smooth and super creamy and, at 8.6%, this is straight-up dangerously drinkable.

This has always been a divisive beer. But, for better or worse, I am a fan of this trick or treat sugar bomb!
Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
DATE: October 22, 2021... OCCASION: unwinding with the Cavs' search for their first win while sipping on the nitro version of a beloved Autumn classic... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... pours a sizzling beige-white head that develops to a few fingers, dazzling as it shifts in three distinct colors... its body a chestnut-brown, sans effervescence... heavy nutmeg, brown sugar, malt grains, earthiness, light coffee grains, and cinnamon make for that signature Pumking flavor promise... this iteration is silky smooth, creamy and easy-drinking--a bit of a strike against it, as the OG Pumking had a commanding presence and a big-game feel...this kind of slides through, exemplified by its lightened version of its primary aromatic aspects: nutmeg, brown sugar, cinnamon, and clove... put up against other pumpkin beers, it more than holds its own...against the original, it pales--but that sounds harsher than it should be--best case scenario, this is a gateway to the Pumking Whiskey...
Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured can into big snifter. Big offwhite head over a murky amber.

Nose is toffee, toasted marshmallows.

Taste is complex, some pumpkin spice with a malty vanilla sweetness and earthy clove notes. Pumpkin notes are vegetal on the finish.

Feel is very smooth, very creamy

With pumpkin beers as with most beers, imperial is the way to go. This is a great example.
Oct 22, 2021
 
Rated: 2.57 by npendres from Wisconsin

Oct 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Oct 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.92 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts

Oct 01, 2021
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This was a very strange, yet still enjoyable, imperial pumpkin ale...

...The damned thing looks great, it smelled sweet, and the mouthfeel was a very strange blend of watery yet creamy - all in one. What surprised me, or honestly, kinda disappointed me, was the taste. Very much boozy, very much booze forward to the point it detracted from the sweet pumpkin flavor I could tell was there. Unfortunately, held hostage and very much back by the booze. Overall, it's still a great experience, and if I come across another one, I won't hesitate to crack open and pour hard...
Sep 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance -The beer is served a medium golden color with a one finger head of puffy white foam. The head fades very fast leaving but a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is mostly of a grainy and bready aroma. Along with these smells are hints of caramel and a little bit of earthy hop.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather bready taste mixed with some caramel sweetness and a bit of doughiness. As the taste advances these tastes are joined by a bit of earth and a touch of herb, leaving one with a rather crisp and slightly malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is high. For the style, the feel is great and makes for a very easy sipper.
Overall – A decent lager, but nothing to write home about.
Sep 27, 2021
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Reviewed by schoolboy from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I know I had one of these a while back, and this brew is just like I remembered it. Somehow not as good as Pumking. It starts with a disappointing nitro effect. A dud. What effervescence it retains does well to propel a pumpkin spice aroma.

Then, the taste kicks in, a brown ale, with great pumpkin and other spice flavors. The net of all the flavors is strangely coffee. The brew isn't very nitro-foamy at all, quite the opposite the overall experience is pretty flat - the brew would benefit from a bigger nitro charge.

Recommended. The original Pumking is a different experience, and better, but this ale has a completely different feel and is interesting and worth drinking just for the different texture.
Sep 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.26 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Sep 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Dionysus from New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nice head on this beer great color, Super vanilla on the nose and on the palette. Definitely taste the pumpkin and the cinnamon. The widget makes for a solid pour and nice smooth carbonation. Incredible brew, I would definitely buy it again.
Sep 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.84 by noblesn from New York

Sep 06, 2021
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a nice clear amber golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has pumpkin hints
The taste follows the nose with a silky smooth pumpkin flavor
A light bodied decently carbonated beer
A good Pumpkin beer
Sep 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
13.6oz can poured into a goblet

A- pours a slightly hazy amber color with a creamy two-finger head that has great retention long after the pour

S- smells just like all of the elements of a pumpkin pie; creamy pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, clove, vanilla cream and graham cracker crust

T- sweet and creamy vanilla up front gives the flavor of whipped cream, followed by spice notes of cinnamon, allspice and clove. Mid-palate resembles the flavors of pumpkin pie filling, before finishing with notes of graham cracker and cinnamon

M- medium body gives a smooth and creamy mouthfeel that turns into a silky smooth finish, abv hidden well

O- the nitro treatment is a great compliment to a top notch pumpkin beer
Aug 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Feb 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by GaryM6 from New York

Jan 28, 2021
Pumking - Nitro from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 126 ratings