RATINGS: 1926   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5351) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Thanks for the bottle, iowaherkeye. The body is an opaque bright orange bronze color. This poured with a huge light peach head after a loud pop of the cap. The aroma is massive pumpkin pie with some nutmeg and cinnamon. There is also some rich tobacco character. The taste has some obvious canned pumpkin character and a long lasting nutmeg spice. The body is sticky and fairly thick. I would like something to balance out the strong nutmeg spice. Basically, this beer is tasted in only two dimensions. I would like something else in the flavor, but I guess it is as advertised. Decent, but did this need to be a 9% beer?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Poured a yellow-gold with thin ivory head. Smells amazing, just like a spicy pumpkin pie. Taste is in line with the aroma, again strongly reminiscent of pumpkin pie - nutmeg, clove and cinnamon with a mild hint of a doughy- pulpy essense which makes it feel like a bite of pie. Alcohol is hidden extremely well, pretty much non-existant to my tastes. I really like the strong tasting/unusual beers when done well, and this is the best pumpkin beer, and one of, if not the best, spice beers I have had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (6606) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Poured a cloudy brown with a small white head. Aroma of complete pumpkin pie, no other way to describe it. Flavor is also the best pumpkin pie beer ive ever had, just a bit too much ginger for a 10. Much like the choklat, maybe not the greatest beer, but perfect for what it is supposed to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (6198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
Orange beer with soft off white head and lace. An aroma that at first comes across as pie spices but there is something on the nose that I just cant ID. A flavor of pie but again a flavor I cant name. Finishes with a very unusual but pleasant flavor as well. Soldid palate and good carbonation. A very good seasonal one of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15999) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Thanks to TheWolf. Pours orange with a off white head. Heavy spiced aroma. Pepper/grain & pumpkin. Wow - mega powerful & concentrated taste with a scent of cinnamon. Special & different experience! Truly a Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (12480) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Secret Santa]
[at dedollewaitors Odense tasting]
Pours lightly hazy orange with a fine, creamy, yellow head. Aroma is heavily spiced, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and a note of wet socks?! Fine mouthfeel. Flavour begind with pure pumpkin, then good spiciness. Sweet, peppery, lightly vinious. Nice, but not really my thing...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (13572) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices in the nose, along with pumpkin and even a little dough. Sweet and spiced with some alcohol showing. I dont get it. I prefer my spiced beers to be a little spice and primarily beer, but this is just liquid spice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lothore (644) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- Deep orange, little to no head, very clear with little to no carbonation present. S- Smells like fresh pumpkin pie, holiday spices with the slightest hint of hops. T- Taste is sweet pumpkin pie, some spices, with a small amount of hops on the back end. M- Very thick and creamy with a decent amount of carbonation. D- 1 pint is definitely delicious and very tasty but it is so sweet I dont know if I could handle more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2008
Pour is lightly hazed orange with a thin tan head...smell is super spicy and the most pumpkin pie smelling pumpkin beer that I have ever had...it really just straight up smells like pumpkin pie...holy shit! This beer just straight up tastes sweet and lightly spiced and really tastes like pumpkin pie...I have never had a pumkin beer like this...well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2008
Great baked, sweet and spicy aroma, taste is straight up pumpkin pie, but without cloying sweetness. Nice deep golden color. Alcohol is invisible. Very well done beer, a great occasional treat but... still not something I could drink on an everyday basis, the spice is just a little too heavy for that. So Ill call it a novelty beer, but a very well made one.

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 « 165 166 167  168  169 170 171 » 193
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5