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FuzzyBrew Review: Southern Tier Imperial Pumking

October 06, 2010 By: grant Category: FuzzyBrew Review

Southern Tier Imperial Pumking

Yuck

Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing

Location: Lakewood, New York

Style: Imperial pumpkin ale

ABV: 9%

IBU: n/a

Fuzzy Rating: 1 out of 5

I had the chance to sample this unusual beer at our friend Lisbeth’s house last night. Her folks Chip and Roz brought a bunch of excellent brews down from New York.

This was not one of the excellent ones. To be fair, I’ll admit I was in the minority in this opinion, as my wife, Carrie, and Roz both liked it.

The rough recipe is 2-row pale malt, caramel malt, pureed pumpkin and magnum and sterling hops.

It had a nice aroma, kind of sweet, like fresh from the farmers’ market white corn. But drinking it actually gave me shivers, and not in that good way. We split this 22oz bottle between us and I was unable to finish my share. Pumpkin pie in a bottle this is not, unfortunately.

Skip this one.

6 Comments to “FuzzyBrew Review: Southern Tier Imperial Pumking”


  1. Always up for trying a new beer but I’m yet to find a pumpkin beer I would want more than one of.

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  2. The scary pumpkin on the label will haunt your dreams.

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  3. Lisbeth Berbary says:

    I think that both Carrie and I agreed that we liked the taste of it better than the sweet “candy corn” aroma. However, I’m not going to be buying anymore of it, specifically because I’ve been having nightmares of the scary pumpkin on the label.

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    • Yes…see for me the only redeeming things about it were the aroma and the label, which is pretty kick-ass. I want to like it, it just makes me wanna hurl.

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  4. we hope you bring some north over the holidays,

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  5. I have to respectfully disagree. I was lucky enough to try this beer in Cleveland, last October, and have been counting the months until it becomes available again. I’m even planning a trip to South Carolina, just to drive and bring back as much of it as possible. Where did you get it???

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