RATINGS: 1924   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.7
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2012
This beer really exceeded my expectations. Thought it the beer flavors would be significantly masked but that is not the case. Strong spice aroma with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and all things that make up pumpkin spice. Pumpking flavor stong on the front of the beer, followed by brown ale characteristics, and finally spice flavors. Beer clarity is perfect. Overall this beer makes you dream of the fall.


3.6
Svesse (8580) - 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.

3.8
k0mpsa (2925) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle. Darl golden color, white head. Aroma has malts, pumpkin, sweet fruity notes. Nice sweet malty taste, pumpkin, some bread notes. Pretty nice.

3.7
kerenmk (4722) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom’s place. Murky gold. Rich spicy aroma of clove, cinnamon, bundt cake, nutmeg and molasses with grade B maple syrup. Sweet and very spicy, like Rosh HaShana honey cake. Medium body, spicy and warm finish, soft fizz. Surprisingly good, even though it’s 2015 edition.

2.2
weark (793) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Bouteille achetée chez Drink Of The World - De couleur dorée légèrement orangée avec une fine mousse crémeuse - Au nez des arômes de cannelle et d’autres épices, de citrouille, cake de noël, pain d’épices, miel, vraiment special - En bouche pareille énormément d’épices, cannelle, citrouille, pain d’épices, une bonne amertume fait son apparition - Corp moyen, amertume moyenne/forte, carbonation pétillante, onctueuse, final épicée et amère - Très spécial, ca pourrais ce rapprocher des bière de noël européenne mais en plus épicé, perso j’adhère pas

3.7
R4N5H (1166) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2016
On tap at Stout, NYC on 12-Nov-2016. Served in a stemmed tulip glass with the rim soaked in wet sugar and cinnamon. Orange amber in colour with a thick white head. Aroma of fruit, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium body and soft/medium carbonation. A fruity desert like flavour. Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and alcohol. Interesting but enjoyable.

3.7
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2016
22oz bottle (14,15) and on tap at SLL tasting (13,14). Pours an amber orange color with a whitish that head quickly recedes to a small collar. Nice pumpkin pie, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg aroma. There is pumpkin in the taste, however, the spices also play a big role. Has a herbal hop profile that leads to the finish. There is an alcohol warming in the finish. Medium bodied to full and chewy.

4.2
BenL8 (184) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Appearance is a slightly hazy dark yellow with little head. Aroma is extremely spicy or rather spiced; reminds me a lot of Christmas. Apart from the unique "pumpkiness" cinnamon is especially apparent. Flavour is also extremely spicy, quite malty sweet from the pumpkin. Has a beautiful long finish of cinnamon and other spices associated with Christmas and is even a tad warming. Extremely good!

3.8
rayaron (1797) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting Tom’s place. Thanks keremk. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Very spicy aroma with notes of pumpkin, honey cake, cookies and some vanilla. Very spicy flavor, sweet with notes of honey cake, cardamom, nuts, clove, pumpkin and vanilla. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

3.7
zvsn (2086) - ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy yellow orange. Aroma of pumpkin, clove, honey, nutmeg, vanilla and cake. Taste - sweetish, pumpkin, honey, vanilla, caramel, cookies, winter spices. Medium-full bodied, smooth. Pretty good.

3.6
Fujimo2000 (160) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Pours beautiful golden orange with very little carbonation. Initial aroma is cinnamon and allspice. Very light pumpkin flavor with a dry finish. This is the right time to drink this beer.


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