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Southern Tier “Pumking”

October 1, 2008 6:04 pm

It’s on, and paired with Smuttynose “Old Brown Dog”.  It should be a good October.

This very limited seasonal beer has an “A-” rating on BeerAdvocate.  I gave it an A+ and added;

A beer-buddy and I did a “Pumpkin Lineup” last night and the Pumking was by far the most desired beer.

This beer is a league of it’s own. It has a very unique flavor that we didn’t find with any other pumpkin beers. While most seemed to taste of cinnamon and nutmeg, the Pumpking smelled and tasted better – very similar to pumpkin pie.

Kicked in 64 days! That was the longest lasting beer we’ve had on tap. I suspect it was too sweet – everyone loved one glass, but couldn’t drink too much of it. 10% ABV is a deterrent, too. Time for some Christmas beers.

Smuttynose “Old Brown Dog” #2

6:00 pm

This is the second year we’ve had OBD on tap, and we’ve served it at TripAdvisor, too.  It’s always been a huge hit so I’m glad we can get it again.  It’s also going to be paired with Southern Tier’s “Pumking”.  Decisions, decisions, decisions….

Smuttynose’s description of this beer; “Old Brown Dog has been cited as a classic example of the “American Brown Ale” style of beer. Compared to a typical English Brown Ale, Old Brown Dog is fuller-bodied and more strongly hopped. Old Brown Dog has been around for many years. It was first brewed in 1988 at the Northampton Brewery. In 1989 it won a silver medal in its category (American Brown Ale) at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.”

Kicked during the Friday-after-Thanksgiving session, 11/29.