RATINGS: 1926   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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4.2
Mrnoluv (354) - long beach, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Beautiful apple cider gold, one of the best looking beers I have ever seen! The aroma is spices, cinammon, pepper, pumpkin, the taste is of course pumpkin seeds, spicy as heck, great smooth taste on the swallow! This is a drinker, you can drink this with anything all day. You don’t even notice the 8.6 ABV, great beer.

3.3
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Holy hell I did not think the aroma of spicy pumpkin would be this awesome. Just like a fresh baked pumpkin pie. Appearance is clear orange and peach color with a minimal off white head. Flavor...ok that is too strange for a beer. It tastes like pumpkin pie...Its not bad but shouldn’t be made for beers...Palate is medium bodied with an aftertaste of pumpkin. Weird stuff. Very hard to rate...

3.7
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Draft. Pale orange like an unripe loquat. Smells just like a pumpkin pie. Taste like a pumpkin pie with a lot of spices. Nutmeg is the strongest spice with some other maybe vanilla and cinnamon included. Has a sweet imperial aftertaste, but the mouthfeel is light to medium mouth feel. It was good and I was ready for it in September. It might be a little much in November. Don’t know how many of these I can drink in a season...but the first one was very tasty.

2.4
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
buttered popcorn jellybean. i hate this beer so much, and i actually love southern tier. also dreamsicles. which i also typically love. not in a pumpkin beer though. blech!

4
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Spicy, sweet, robust....tastes like pumpkin pie. A great dessert beer that could be the dessert.

3.7
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2010
There’s two elements to this beer... There’s the smell, which is the absolutely fantastic, and there’s the taste. Smell is very sweet with pumpkin, spice and lots of carmel. The taste is more like a pale ale. It’s hoppy with a good aftertaste of hops. The color is very nice and the head is completely white. If you smell this beer while you drink it it’s a 9/10 but on taste alone it’s more like 7/10.

3.5
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle: Pours a clear copper with a medium frothy off-white head. Aroma is spicy with hints of pumpkin. Malty flavor is pumpkin pie with hints of some spiciness and sourness. Good, but I was expecting more based on the overall rating.

4
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle into a goblet. Aroma is of allspice and clove, and pumpkin. Pour is an orange honey gold with a fine head. Taste is a pumpkin pie, over the top. Very good. Finish is clean spice. A very good ale.

4.4
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2012
This is basically perfect for what it is! Taste like a piece of pumpkin pie and has the ABV to make it worth sipping! All I can say is if you like fall seasonals or pumpkin brews, this is a must!!

3.3
mmargarucci (343) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Bomber from drinks of the world in Basel. Pours quite Amber and clear. But the aroma is very strong cinnamon, vanilla nutmeg and sweet malt. Palate is balance with just enough carbonation. I am mixed on the taste. First sip was awful. But it grows on you. By the end I thoroughly enjoyed it. High abv is well hidden.


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