RATINGS: 1829   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (6259) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear, bright copper with thin, fizzy off-white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is cookie and bread malts, pumpkin, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, light floral hops, oak, and vanilla. Flavor is heavy dough and pumpkin with supporting spices, floral notes, and light woody notes; starts sweet but finishes dry. Medium body and carbonation.

unclefrito62 (319) - Stow, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2017
12 ounce bottle shared. First of all I love this beer. I look for it every year. Scent of spices. Bronze in color. Taste the pumpkin and some spices like nutmeg. Pretty smooth for the 8.6 alcohol. Overall this is an awesome pumpkin beer.

Bacchus66 (877) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2017
On tap, ADT. Not a huge fan of pumpkin beers in general, but this is top notch stuff. Hazy golden orange pour with a white head, complex and layered aromas and flavors of pumpkin spice, sweet malt, crisp hops, caramel, vanilla, nuts, oak. Full bodied, spiced finish. Pretty much delicious. 'Tis the season...

ABUSEDGOAT (2820) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Copper colored with a white head. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, spice, caramel, pie. Medium to full bodied, big pumpkin pie flavors, very drinkable, alcohol hidden well. It's not exactly complex but very drinkable for what it is.

Chalumeaux (1646) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Poured from bottle clear copper with a thin white head. Aromas of pumpkin pie spices and hops. Taste is malt spices and lingering hop bitterness. Interesting.

barrelagedluv (45) - Pittsburg, California, USA - SEP 10, 2017
A light hazy copper hued Ale pours into British imperial pint glass with surprisingly no foam and sparse fizz. Nutmeg and spice aroma is a but thin. The flavor leaps out of the glass pumpkin beer fans... graham cracker pie crust alamode oozes decadence. The palate is a smooth boozy yet drinkable. Simply brilliant. Cheers Alameda brewing!

ebone1988 (2071) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. For the book. Aroma is pine crust, pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger, maybe apple, smells like fall. Appearance is amber, light tan and fading head, mostly clear. Taste is pumpkin pie, crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, some earthy hop bitterness, good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, spicy pumpkin pie and hop aftertaste. Overall, it’s good for a pumpkin beer, but not exactly something I would say I enjoyed.

Skallish (18) - Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Absolutely the best pumpkin ale I’ve ever had! What a great surprise and treat it was to enjoy this seasonal ale by Southern Tier Brewing Co. I’d drink this beer year round! There is no one taste or smell that overpowered another. Just a perfect balance of ale, pumpkin and spice. Add to that a nice color, sparkle (bubbles) and a healthy head with some lacing and you have a near perfect beer. And it’s a pumpkin beer too... World class job Southern Tier Brewers! You nailed this recipe!

thedm (6306) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated body dark orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was pumpkin. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong fruity aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of pumpkin mild dough and mild hops. A wonderful best in class brew. I was delaying rating this bottle, so it sat in my beer fridge for a while. My bad! This is an excellent pumpkin beer and is quite quaffable.

Ronritter (874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2017
bomber orange pour with white head strong aroma of pumpkin and brown sugar taste is same

Svesse (8731) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2017
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, spicy nose with pumpkin, caramel, ginger, clove, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, chocolate and gingerbread cake. Malty, vegetal, spicy taste with notes of pumpkin, chocolate, dried ginger, orange peel, clove, coconut, ginger biscuits and a balanced spicy bitterness. Medium body, with a balanced sweetness. Tasty, but a but too spicy and sticky to be in perfect balance. Still, nice one.

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