It’s my first pumpkin beer of the season, and I’m starting big with Southern Tier Pumking.
The color is a crisp copper with just a bit of cloud. Not much head sticking around. Lots of pumpkin and spice in the nose, but it doesn’t smell like the pumpkin pie in a can.
Fresh pumpkin and graham cracker hit first with the familiar nutmeg, clove, and allspice coming later. Not much from the hops and this ends up in a long, dry finish.
Might be the best pumpkin beer I’ve had. I really like the spiced graham cracker flavor coming through. And when you consider this and the Creme Brulee Stout, are Southern Tier the kings of dessert beers?