RATINGS: 1924   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coolfunnj (368) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (367) - 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.

4.2
   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!

4
   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!

3.1
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Pours hazy amber. Nose is of pumkin spice and nutmeg. Taste is pretty much the same. Probably the best pumkin beer. Great palate and mouth feel. But one of those beer I can have once a year and Im done.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Honestly, I look forward to this brew. I love poping the top off and smelling immediately. I love sharing it with others to see the look on their faces. Its amazing. Taste, aroma, body all amazing. I drink at least a dozen every year....yep.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (363) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2015
On tap at Middletown Fine Wine and Spirits. Pours amber with a white head. Light lacing in the glass. Nice pumpkin aroma with some nutmeg and caramel aromas. Flavors pop. Nice pumpkin pie flavor with spices in the finish. A little alcohol warmth at the end. Very nice ale.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Strange aroma right off the start. Kind of like graham cracker crust with but with some strange floral bitter after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrianDorry55 (361) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle. Pour burnt orange with a small/medium off-white head. Aroma is amazing as this beer warms up...Literally smells like pumpkin pie...pumpkin, cinnamon, caradamom, pie crust...Flavor is alot of pumpkin and cardamom with again, some of those bready notes coming in like the crust. Medium/full body with some nice warmth. This beer is great. 09 version was a little better than 10.


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