Southern Tier Brewing Co. – Pumking (2014)

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AlexAA: sunny, warm honey hue w/ quickly vanishing head, a buttery crust of an aroma filled with pumpkin, caramel, and vanilla 10/10

AlexTM: slight hops upfront, and too heavy handed on the cloves, coriander and vanilla throwing the balance off with the caramel malt and pumpkin – like a good, not great, pie where you eye-balled all the ingredients 7/10

AlexP: The pumpkin is the one ingredient in correct balance, not sickeningly sweet, but not invisible – sadly, there are just so many other flavors going on, that the pumpkin is the wallflower in this ale. 4P

AlexO: Taste doesn’t live up to the aroma. The King is Dead. Long Live the King. 83/100

NicAA: Deep straw colored, light haze with frothy head. Crunchy biscuit aroma with a hint of something stale this year…hard to describe, like candy spiced packing peanuts. 6/10

NicTM: Bitter and slightly fishy upfront, then hollow…

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