October 2019 Beer Blog

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 4:56pm -- Beer Guy

In a season dominated by pumpkin flavored everything, beer is no exception. Many breweries brew fall beers and most of them taste similar. Southern Tier’s beers stand out above the rest, always full of good flavor, that rings especially true with their fall seasonal brews, Pumking and Warlock.

Pumking - 8.6 % ABV

Pumking: Imperial Ale stands out among its contemporaries. It is different from your typical pumpkin beer that initially taste malty with the spice bringing up the rear. Pumking reigns supreme above all, giving those that try it a taste of pumpkin pie in a bottle. It rains on your taste buds with hints of pumpkin, nutmeg and clove, with a buttery, bready, caramel malt base that reminds you of pie crust. A small detail that makes this pumpkin pie in a glass stand taller than the rest.

Warlock - 8.6% ABV

Warlock, the dark brother of Pumking, is as mysterious as it is tasty. While most pumpkin brews are usually a light ale, Warlock is an imperial stout brewed with pumpkins. This stout conjures forth spice in a most prominent way. It smells of toffee, molasses and nutmeg which is transfers into its taste. The way the pumpkin spice intermingles with the dark, this stout’s flavor is nothing short of magic. The spice is up front and lingering long enough to make you want another, and another, and another....

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