RateBeer
overall
98
100
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pumking is an ode to Pca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Pca 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 its alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its 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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2007
22 oz bottle, Jimmack Invitational 2007. Amber in color. Aroma has a huge amount of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and caramel. Taste is very spicy, with alot of nutmeg, cinnamon, and is sweet with caramel and pumpkin. Tastes and smells like fresh pumpkin pie, but it is very overwhelming. A bit too sweet for my tastes- I can see how people would get into this though.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - OCT 6, 2007
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a clear, light orange color, with a minimal tan head. Aromas are of pumpkin pie spices, with some phenolics as well. Sharp band-aid aroma to it. Flavors are of pie spice, Vienna malts, spicy hops. Phenolic taste is prevelant. Brown sugar finish to it. Medium mouthfeel, decent body. Too phenolic for my liking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McGarnigle (549) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Bomber, chilled as suggested on bottle (40 degrees, though it warmed after pouring). Coppery-orange color with off white head. Smells like pumpkin pie or pumpkin ice cream, with some bubble gum. Very sweet. Body is medium-to-full and pretty fizzy. Really does taste like pumpkin pie, with an extra dose of vanilla. Plenty of spices, particularly nutmeg. Finish is needed to remind me its beer. Good, but a bit much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10142) - Sborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottled. Orange/golden coloured. Light brown head. Aroma is spiced and full of pumpkin. A touch marzipan and sugar. Flavour again is full of spice and pumpkin. Is a bit fruity and to some extend reminds me of Danish brown cookies. Wierd. Medium bodied. Has a dry and spicy end. As said very weird beer, and not really one I would go back to.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2009
( 22oz bomber) pours clear rusty orange with nice oily bubbly head. Nose of butterscotch/popcorn, crisp hops and light spices. Taste of butterscotch, crisp hops, and acorn squash/butter and brown sugar. Finises like toasted malt and a creamy/syrupy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zizzybalubba (1407) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2009
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Dark orange pour with a very thin white head. Very sweet aroma of pumpkin, brown sugar, clove, nutmeg, and sweet cream. Way too sweet flavor but the pumpkin is there. There is really no way I will finish this entire bottle on my own. If its pumpkin you are going for you will get that here; unfortunately it is just way too sweet for me...The side of the bottle suggests pouring this into a goblet at 40 degrees F. Initially in following this suggestion I was a bit overwhelmed by the sweetness of this beer. After this has sat some I will say that it does get better with a combination of the open glass and the increased temperature. However, I still dont think I will finish the bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16539) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head.Has a fruity malty spicy cinnamon aroma. Smooth sweetish malty spicy pumpkin pie flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy cinnamon finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 This is a really unique pumpkin concoction that is essentially a desert beer. It is REALLY sweet for a pumpkin beer. Take a sniff, and youll get pumpkin cake with icing. I dig this stuff, but it is a one-pint kind of beer. Just too sweet to sit with all day. I really love it as an alternative to your typical pumpkin ale, though, but it can be hard to find. Seems like it hits the shelves and is gone within a week or two. EDIT: After drinking this again this past fall on a couple occasions, Im updating and downgrading my rating. I felt that the nose and flavor both presented with an artificial, cloying, movie-theater popcorn aspect that I could not get past. Hopefully it was just off this past year, but I dont know whether Ill be trying it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5046) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2010
Bottled. Clear orange color, short head. Aroma of pumpkin, clove, malt, some hop. Tastes like pumpkin soup, quite spiced up with clove again. Pretty good pumpkin beer where the pumpkin is all around, but never gets too dry or skunky.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
votzer (77) - Hixson, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2010
bottled, pumpkin pie aroma light white head not lasting, a clear golden orange color, nice pumpkin flavor with real nice spice notes as it warms.


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 « 132 133 134  135  136 137 138 » 169


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