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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
This 8.6% seasonal Imperial Pumpkin Ale is a sweet, almost buttery/creamy, gingerbready desert of a beer. It is the quintessential pumpkin pie beer. Its pretty much a love it or hate it kind of beer. And while its not what Id reach for on a hot summer afternoon, Im happy to drink it from October through November!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (372) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Alright Im a little behind in my beer-drinking, only now getting to this pumpkin brew. For someone who usually avoids pumpkin beer for the spice shit show that they often are Ive had a few this year that have been rather good. Having recently tried and been impressed with Imperial Compass I picked up the King to giver a go. This is the first of the pumpkin beer this year that Ive actually noticed the pumpkin flavour and I thought it worked. Pours a golden clear with some white head. The nose is just like a pumpkin pie. Lots of pumpkin smells, vanilla, some malts, and a little spice. The taste is a straight-up mash-up of beer and pie. Lots of pumpkin favours, vanilla, hay malts, and some allspice. Its not an amazing beer, but it is a damn honest rendition of a pumpkin beer, which is exactly what its supposed to be. Ill rate it as that, which will work in its favour. You cant bitch and complain about a pumpkin beer tasting like one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2010
wow, an imperial from Southern Tier that isnt SUPER UBER WAY TOO FUCKING SWEET! success! pretty good beer. pumpkin was pretty sublte in this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coolfunnj (372) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2010
delicious..aroma of gingerbread man mixed with xmas fruitcake very unusual and appealing..appearance is light orange with quarter inch head lacing nice..tastes of xmas spice and pumpkin again very unusual,roasty malts are the icing on the pie..drinkable? disappeared fast..nice warmth and aftertaste again delicious a must try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
Pours an amber-ish colour with a medium off-white head. Pumpkin and spice aroma. Big pumpkin taste. This stuff is pumpkin pie in a bottle. Wasnt sure if I liked it at first but that pumpkin flavour is so intense and delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2014
As I am Norwegian, my knowledge of pumpkin beer or any other pumpkin product is rather lacking. I was warned by fellow beer drinkers about this being a vile product. But I knew Southern Tier makes top notch beers so I gave it a go. Right away I knew I had a winner. It was starting to close in on Christmas, so my tastebuds were ready for this. It is like a liquid desert with spicy cookies,mixed with copious amounts of alcohol for cozy nights when you watch a cultured movie and just relax every fiber of your body. I love the spicy aromas and the cheeky style of the whole beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Pumking pours a golden yellow with a hint if orange and a thin off-white head that doesnt last too long. The aroma is pumpkin with a variety of spices, floral and caramel. The flavor pretty much follows suite of the flavor and is delicious! Overall this is a solid brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Spicy - smells just like pumpkin pie! The fruit and spice notes are delicious. Strong and flavorful. High alcohol content, so know what you are getting into!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jnkor (364) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Color is a very light orange, maybe burnt orange, with a white head. Perhaps too light. Aroma is sweet like a gingerbread cookie but also chalky. The taste is the same - sweet, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon but also chalky. Palate is marred by the chalky feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (364) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2016
I am not a huge pumpkin beer fan but I can appreciate what this beer is. Right in flavor but not too overpowering. Had it on draft so that made it easier to Deno for me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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