Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Commercial Brew Discussion > Pumpkin Ales -- Don't care for Pumking
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-21-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
baron
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
baron's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 158
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default Pumpkin Ales -- Don't care for Pumking

I think Southern Tier makes some really good brews -- but, for some reason, I really don't like Pumking.

Not sure if it is the yeast they use or spices, but it has a "bubble gum" taste to me.

Seems like everytime I go to brewpub and they have it on tap -- the waitress/waiter always recommend Pumking.

My favorite commercial pumpkin ales are:
Wyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin
Dog Fish Head Punkin Ale

Anyone else agree with Pumking or is just me? Ha!

Rick

__________________
baron is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2013, 04:25 AM   #2
hoppyhoppyhippo
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hoppyhoppyhippo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Posts: 2,209
Liked 275 Times on 225 Posts
Likes Given: 80

Default

I don't get Bubblegum at all. But it's definitely more "spicy" than other pumpkin beers. I prefer Weyerbacher's to all others though. Pumpking is probably in the top 3 for me.

__________________
hoppyhoppyhippo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2013, 05:36 AM   #3
RacingRam
Not left handed
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
RacingRam's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 184
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Ugh, I can't stand Pumpking. Tastes like potpourri to me. I have made Yuri's Thunderstruck Pumpkin Ale a few times...I highly recommend it. It's my wife's #1 favorite beer of all time, homebrew or commercial. Not an overpowering pumpkin or spice taste, just enough to make you know that it's pumpkin.

__________________
RACING RAM BREWERY
  • A beer geek is someone who cares what they drink. A beer snob is someone who cares what YOU drink.
  • I just saw a man drinking a beer before noon but in his defense, he is me.
  • You know what they say: beer before liquor, never sicker. Liquor before pain killers and muscle relaxers, teepee town barbecue sound!
RacingRam is offline
baron Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-23-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
mbach72
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: , NW WISCONSIN
Posts: 100
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default

After hearing so many good things about Pumking I decided to try it. I found it to be undrinkable. It tasted like someone poured a whole damn jar of pumpkin spice into one bottle of beer. That turd went right down the drain..

__________________
mbach72 is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2013, 05:39 AM   #5
JohnGonk
Feedback Score: 18 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Forked River, NJ
Posts: 657
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts

Default

Pumking is def my favorite of the pumpkin beers. To me it has the best consistent flavor of the proper pumpkin spices and isn't watered down. Others that i also enjoy are elysian night owl, brooklyn post road and schlafly pumpkin ale. Those are also solid. Cheers!

__________________
JohnGonk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2013, 06:44 PM   #6
drainbamage
Something something danger zone
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
drainbamage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Alexandria, KY
Posts: 2,501
Liked 614 Times on 392 Posts
Likes Given: 1102

Default

I've tried quite a few by now (including Pumking) and decided that pumpkin ales aren't my thing. Most come across as really overspiced, and some (like Blue Moon's) have such a thick mouthfeel that one bottle leaves me feeling full.

Pumking impresses me more than others in that they've pretty much nailed the taste of pumpkin pie--even the crust!--but they need to tone down the nutmeg.

__________________
drainbamage is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-26-2013, 06:46 PM   #7
cheezydemon3
Registered User
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: louisville
Posts: 12,967
Liked 1649 Times on 1240 Posts
Likes Given: 3007

Default

Schlafly and SA are my ONLY 2 pumpkin beers that are drinkable.

__________________
cheezydemon3 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2013, 03:19 AM   #8
CCBrewer
Feedback Score: 8 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: South Texas
Posts: 786
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

have not tried pumking, but the saint arnold pumpkinator was overtly sweet, and I could not finish the whole bottle in one go...

__________________

Primary1: Apfelwein (11/18/11)
Keg-1: SNPA 1/6
Keg-6: Soda Water
Thinking: Bavarian Hefeweizen, Centennial Blonde,
Swmbo Slayer,
MEADS LOTS

CCBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2013, 03:36 AM   #9
JohnGonk
Feedback Score: 18 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Forked River, NJ
Posts: 657
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts

Default

If you haven't had it yet, pumking is def worth a shot.

__________________
JohnGonk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-27-2013, 03:40 AM   #10
JohnGonk
Feedback Score: 18 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Forked River, NJ
Posts: 657
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts

Default

A few more i can recommend are fegleys devious imperial pumpkin and ithaca country pumpkin. Both have the strong pumpkin spice notes but are not too sweet and are drinkable even if your not a spice or pumpkin fan.

__________________
JohnGonk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
looking for Southern Tier Pumking and Schlafly Pumpkin Ale mrrshotshot Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 10 08-05-2013 10:09 PM
Southern Tier 'Pumking' Imperial Pumpkin Ale Evan! Commercial Brew Discussion 51 10-15-2012 08:39 PM
Why 6 row for pumpkin ales? thrstyunderwater General Beer Discussion 25 10-09-2012 03:24 PM
Pumpkin Ales Parrothead All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 38 08-20-2012 01:39 PM
Pumpkin Ales baron General Beer Discussion 30 11-20-2011 03:47 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS