RATINGS: 1827   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Pumking is an ode to Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Púca 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 it’s alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let it’s 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

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dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2009
orange colored, no head, only a hint of lace. nose of pumpkin pie, cream and spice. flavor of pumkin pie, cookies, and, somehow, i detected something coconutty. medium bodied, sweet finish. i’m getting tired of pumpkin beer.

cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Grabbed this for a beer tasting just for something different. Was pretty amazed. Tall glass of pumpkin pie. I even got the hint of whipped cream at the end. I couldn’t drink these in multiples, but great to share.

AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2009
22oz - Dark gold liquid, off white head, nice lace. Pumpkin pie nose, a little doughy. Palate was pie in a glass, down to the whipped cream. Weird but cool.

bierkoning (13451) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle, bought @ De Molen. Reddish orange color. Pumpkin, potatoe and mango in the aroma. Potatoe and pumpkin in the sweet, but also flowery and slightly perfumed flavor. Chichory bitterness in teh aftertaste. IMO is beer and pumpkin not a happy marriage.

obguthr (6534) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2009 Draft: Weak aroma of stale beer and nutmeg. Clear orange pour, medium cream colored head, good lace. Intense perfumey flavor of bready pumpkin and nutmeg. Filmy. Not my style, but it seems overly done. The balance of pumpkin and spice flavors is very good, I just think that both need to be dialed down a little. There is also a spicy bitterness that seems out of place as well.

ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2009
12 oz draft served in a tulip glass. Pour was a light orange/copper with a good 2.5 fingers of whipped looking head. Nose was pumpkin pie, very heavy on the nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste was the same, with the spices overpowering the pumpkin. Not much to say on this one, if the spices had been toned down a bit, I think I would have enjoyed this much more.

reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 pours a hazy orange color that looks just like pumpkin pie with a medium white head (whipped cream?). aroma is very doughy or crusty with mild spice...like fresh baked pumpkin pie. flavor is outstanding...creamy pumpkin pie, spices, crust, and whipped cream all came through! mouthfeel is very lively and creamy pumpkin with a smooth and slightly hoppy finish. awesome beer...probably my favorite pumpkin beer.

gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Light orange like a pumpkin that needs some ripening. Smell just like a pumpkin pie. Taste like a pumpkin pie with a lot of spices. Nutmeg is the strongest spice with some other maybe vanilla and cinnamon included. Sounds like it would be heavy and thick tasting but it has a light to medium mouth feel. Just kept waffling from liking it to not sure if I wanted to take another taste and next thing I knew the bomber was gone.

kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear orange amber with a thing slightly creamy, soap-like off-white head. Leaves a light ring of lasting lacing. Not a particularly potent, but rich sweet creamy pumpkin aroma with some obvious spicy character. Flavor is potently spicy and pumpkiny than developping a full herbal and aromatic spice bitterness. Medium bodied. Seems a bit astringent.

Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Courtesy of dchmela. Very earthy nose, lots of fresh pumpkin. Smells like a fermented pumpkin patch. The flavor is fresh pumpkin without the overwhelming spices that ruin so many pumpkin beers. This is an excellent beer and this is coming from someone who doesn’t like many pumpkin beers.

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