RateBeer
overall
98
99
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pumking is an ode to Pķca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Pķca is said to waylay travelers throughout the night, tossing them on its back, and providing them the ride of their lives, from which they return forever changed. Brewed in the spirit of All Hallows Eve, a time of the year when spirits can make contact with the physical world and when magic is most potent. Pour Pumking into a goblet and allow itís alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let itís deep copper color entrance you as your journey into this mystical brew has just begun. As the first drops touch your tongue a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds making it difficult to escape the Pumking.
2007 - Brown Label 7.9% ABV w/text & logo on bottlecap
2008 - Brown Label 9.0% ABV w/text & logo on bottlecap
2009 - Orange Label 9.0% ABV w/text & logo on bottlecap
2010 - Orange Label 9.0% ABV w/logo only on bottlecap
2011 - Orange wood grain background label 8.6% ABV and Southern Tier logotype in two lines.
2012 - Same as 2011 label 8.6% ABV, silver/black/white bottlecap.
2013 - Same as 2012 label and bottle cap 8.6% ABV, date stamp in green text.
2014 - New label design w/orange/white/green, 8.6% ABV


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbondi (201) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Clear yellow-gold with off-white creamy head. Serious nuttiness shines through immediately with allspice, pumpkin, and butter. Initial alcohol bite is almost matched by vanilla and pumpkin flavors. Tastes like carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Good body, maybe a touch over-carbonated. Spice and booze linger long after last gulp. The king of pumpkin beers? Maybe. A good beer in general? Juryís still out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Randy4Beer (200) - - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a dark amber/light copper colour with a thin, quickly dissipating head. Aromas are pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and pie crust. Tasteís are pretty much a repeat of that. Overall, of all of the pumpkin flavoured beers Iíve had, this is the second best. An outstanding beer, and they truly touched on every aspect of pumpkin pie, which Iíve learned is no easy task.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vlan1 (198) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Aroma of sweet pumpkin. Pours a crystal clear orangish amber with minimal head. Tastes of bread pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. Sweety sticky taste. Almost on the verge of being cloying. Good Pumpkin beer but a bit overated IMHO.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2010
On tap at sheffields. Pours a hazy rust brown with a big foamy off white head. Huge aroma of pumpkin spice and brown sugar and cinnamon. Taste is full and rich like pumpkin pie with some spiciness. A great pumpkin ale however I wouldnít order two back to back. A unique brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2012
From notes. Pours a medium amber that yielded a thin one finger head that receded pretty quickly. Nose is pretty spicy. Lots of cinnamon, all spice and a gram cracker crust aroma. Not to much Pumkin. Taste has more Pumkin. Still lots of all-spice, cinnamon, some brown sugar, that gram cracker is still there. Nice. A bit sticky on the mouthfeel. Zesty carbonation. Long lasting flavors. Medium light body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (196) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Tall 650 ml bottle that states: kettle hops magnum, aroma hops sterling. Pours golden amber with a nice white foam. Slight aroma of pumpkin. Initial flavor of malt and roasted pumpkin. Thick slightly slick mouth feel that leaves a pumpkin taste on the roof. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2009
I shared a bottle of this with Beerbaron617 on Christmas Eve. I have to say that the beer is quite tasty, but on the same hand quite gimmicky. It has wonderful color and flavor, lotís of spice, reminds me of eating pumpkin pie...however, it tastes just too much like pumpkin pie. There are so few hops in this, and well, itís malty, but I just canít put my finger on it. Itís just maybe a bit too artificial.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2011
good looking beer-amber and straw color with quickly dissipating foamy head, medium to light carbonation, aroma of perfumy fake pumpkin, tastes pretty much the same, canít even get to the hops or malt, falls WAY short of the DFH Punkin i had on tap last week..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
Bottle from Buffalo. Cloudy Brown Orange with foamy white head that thins quickly. Enticing ginger, nutmeg, cinamon aroma that tastes the same as it smells. Whatever goes in pumpkin pie is in here. Sweet but lacks carbonation Funny, reminds me of Dogfish Head 90 for some reason. Flavours blend so well you forget itís 9% but leaves you nice and warm, perfect for those cold autumn nights. Had this on tap at Coles in Buffalo and as good as it is in a bottle, it was amazing on tap.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2010
2010 Vintage. Gift from brother Andy. Pours golden orange with a slight cream colored head. Tons of brown sugar and pumpkin in the nose with a faint background of baking spices. Tastes exactly like it smells, but nutmeg and cinnamon come out a little more. Sweet and spicy and full bodied, with a very smooth finish. I can honestly say this is the best pumpkin ale Iíve had. Like drinking an alcohol infused pumpkin pie. Thanks bro!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 133 134 135  136  137 138 139 » 178


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50