Oak Aged 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: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BARFLYB on 12-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of GTaylorjr
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of John_M
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally found my review of this beer from a visit up to Al's of Hampden.

The pours an orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is huge and impressive in this beer, as I pick up considerable brown sugar, clove, cinnamon, butter, nutmeg and light vanilla. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but the sweetness and noticeable alcohol detract a bit from my enjoyment of this beer. Still, the amount of flavor this beer delivers is pretty impressive. Mouthfeel is is full, with a smooth, long, sweet, malty finish. There's something of a buttered popcorn finish to this beer that is intriguing.

An impressive beer, though I found that a little bit goes a long way. Hard to imagine drinking a bomber of this stuff.

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Photo of iguana1010
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

Pours a clear dark orange. Half inch of head, not much lacing.

Smells exactly like Pumking- the usual mix of pumpkin pie spices, with a good amount of vanilla.

Also tastes basically exactly like Pumking. Would like to see more from the oak-aging. The oak-aging brings a slight oakiness, plus a bit more substantial vanilla flavor. A bit less sweet than the original.

Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Crisp and well carbonated.

A good beer, but not all that different from regular Pumking. Regular Pumking is great, though, so I like this one.

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Photo of Billz187
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Metatron6
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DmanGTR
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of laurastradford
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of SFC21
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Joshc
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bavarian Lodge in Lisle over Memorial Day weekend. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a clear golden-orange color with a short white head. The nose carries a mild amount of oak along with some pumpkin spice and accompanying sweetness. This is quite a bit better than the standard version; the oak does a great job mellowing out the extreme sweetness with a bit of tannin and nice woodiness. Body is medium and only moderately sweet. Vastly preferable to the standard version.

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Photo of C-Dog
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of sneaks2210
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of chubby2u
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of seplo
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of kapkenobi
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of skaboom420
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Chrixsus
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of SoberPhobic
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Beeradelphia
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of metalgdog
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of pauljunk
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Oak Aged Pumking from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 156 ratings.
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