Mini Beer Review: The Southern Tier Brewing Company is based out of New York and is responsible for many multi-layered beers. The PUMPKING seasonal offering has been on my radar for a few years and I just finally had an opportunity to sit down and indulge. Who says October needs to pass us by so quickly?
Appearance: The rich copper colour is quite appealing and traditionally expected from the majority of pumpkin ales.
Scent: Pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and butter. It’s certainly easy on the nose.
Taste: Smoothy and creamy. The taste of pumpkin is initially very prominent, but then slowly starts to reveal other flavours such as a pie crust, vanilla bean and candy corn.
Overall: This was one of my final new pumpkin ales of the season and I was not at all disappointed. The 8.6 ABV is hidden rather nicely, but still manages to appear when appropriate. While this particular beer might be considered too sweet for some, I would still highly recommend picking up a bottle or two.