2 year old Pumking

Just did a side by side comparison with a Southern Tier Pumking from 2012 vs. a fresh one bought two weeks ago.Wasn’t sure how the spice/pumpkin flavor would hold up when aged, since I remember this beer tasting like an entire pumpkin pie in a bottle. Biggest difference was the strong malt presence in the 2012 as some of the slice flavors subsided. The pumpkin aroma dissipated somewhat but was still there, along with the nutmeg flavor. The ready malt backbone really stood out in the 2012. No sediment in the 2012 when poured, but compared to the 2014 it was very hazy and had no head. Overall I’d say the fresh Pumking wins out, but the 2012 was just….different.

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