Southern Tier Pumking

28 Nov

Pumpkin Ale

Rating: B

Poured from bottle to pint glass.

I figured I ought to review the Pumking that has been sitting in my fridge for two weeks since we’re now past the harvest season.  I meant to bring it to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving, but I’m glad that I didn’t in retrospect; not because it wasn’t enjoyable, but rather because I got supremely tanked as it was.  The Pumking pours dark orange with two fingers of a quick to recede foamy head.  Surprisingly, there was little to no lacing.  The nose, as to be expected, was rich with pumpkin pie, clove, cinnamon, spice, pepper and graham cracker.  The taste fell a little short of the nose, but was fairly well-balanced and added hints of nutmeg and brown sugar.  The carbonation stings the pallet briefly before a pleasant buttery finish.  I’m not very big into flavored beers, but the Pumking was enjoyable albeit a bit of an overdose at 650ml.  I have yet to be disappointed by a Southern Tier Imperial.  I will absolutely try this one again next season…and share it.

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2 Responses to “Southern Tier Pumking”

  1. the self-hating hipster November 28, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    Despite my narrative efforts, I’m still no Andee the Southern Dandee when it comes to reviews…

  2. Andee November 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    Dude, that graham cracker keeps me comin’ back! I want more pie-crust flavor in my pumpkin pie beer. I also love flavored crap. Though I won’t admit to buying blueberry beer unless it’s that fancy one with the gold foil on the top.

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