RATINGS: 1842   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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Optigon (561) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Pours deep brown with a moderate head. Aroma is VERY spicy. Excellent, thick mouth feel with a strong flavor of cinnamon and other pumpkin pie crust spices. Freakin’ awesome!

BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 30, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2009 Bottle thanks to zathrus13.Pours with a small, foamy, off-white head with a clear orange body. Aroma is sweet pumpkin pie and spices with everything but the whipped cream. Taste is sweet, nutty, nutmeg, pie crust, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, the taste even has a bit of the whipped cream that the nose is missing. The alcohol is well hidden. Water like mouthfeel, with medium amounts of carbonation. Would always welcome this in a trade around this time of year. Great stuff!!!

That1Guy (2238) - Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Jakebra crush. Aight, I have definitely had worse beers. That being said, not a fan of the Pumking. The smell is offensive at first, then you get used it, then it’s offensive again. Taste is pie crust, sourness, and dry dryness that leaves your tongue stuck to the roof of your mouth. Very disappointed.

MatSciGuy (924) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2008
[Tap] Pours a clear deep orange with a moderate off white head that dissipates gradually. Aroma is pumpkin, pie crust, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Flavor is a lot of pumpkin, a little spice, and a crusty type flavor. This beer goes waaaaay downhill after it gets warm, make sure it stays cold. Otherwise, a great beer.

PWalk (338) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Very tasty brew that as soon as I opened it up consumed my nose with its rather spicy aroma. Flavor is much the same with cinnamon coming through and very creamy on the palate. I enjoyed it but couldn’t justify the cost of a case.

Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2008
22oz bottle via trade with shadey. This was one amazing beer. Pours a hazy orange with a 2 finger off white head that yielded some lacing. Tons of ginger bread, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice on the nose. Flavor held creamy vanilla and some pumpkin spice. Finish was medium in body and to put it frankly......freakin awesome!! Glad I have 2 of these.

Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
A great beer... nutmeg and vanilla aromas followed by a huge pumpkin kick. Great for this time of year.

BelgianBeerGal (4174) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 Bottle. Wow, this absolutely surprised me. I was worried about a pumpkin beer but it was awesome. Very unique aroma and flavour profile that was more like ginger bread than anything I expected. Fantastic on a cool autum evening. You definitely need to try this even if you are scared of pumpkin flavouring.

Haslinger (985) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2008
22 ounce bottle. Pours a nice orange haze. Very good aroma of gingerbread and warm spices. Smells a lot like a kitchen should around the holidays. The taste is absolutely delicious. Spicy, caramel, some gingerbread cookie taste. This is a damn good brew

Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bomber. Crystal clear orange amber with a foamy white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles flying to the top. Nose smells just like Ivin’s ginger snaps. Flavor is ginger snaps and pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Interesting, pleasant, but I don’t get the hype.

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