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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4.1
chuckstout (334) - Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2013- Massive fresh pumpkin aromas during pour, also butter/cookie and ginger. Pours a clear yellow/straw color with a white head and good lacing. Taste of ginger snap, bread, buttery graham cracker and hints of bitterness and other spices. Good stuff!

3.4
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Smell is strongly pumpkin, the maltiness is pleasant, the flavor is pretty smooth but different than what you would expect from the smell. Toasted malt is the primary taste with a strong cinnamon presence I didn’t get at all in the smell.

3.6
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Jarspag. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of fresh baked pie crust, buttery shortbread cookies, and pumpkin pie. Taste is the same as aroma but less prominent. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol.

4.4
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2009
650 ml Bottle. Creamy spicy full bodied sweet pumpkin slap in the face! Great pour with a Carmel head. Let your palate enjoy the season!

4
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Thanks to rustychiles for the share. Pours a beautiful luminescent orange with no head. The aroma is absolutely heavenly on this. Full of pumpkin, butterscotch, and especially nutmeg. Almost too much nutmeg. Flavor exactly reflects the aroma. Alcohol was very well hidden; didn’t poke through and ruin the taste at all. A treat.

3.9
Slubgob (329) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2014 drank one year later. Bomber into wine glass. Appropriately,a squash orange pour, very minimal head. Actually smells like pumpkin, or pumpkin bread. Very light on the spice, barest hint of ginger. In the mouth, similar. Liquidated pumpkin bread. Very mild hops in the mouth. Generally not a fan of pumpkin bears since they tend to be spice and not gourd, but this is the opposite, and therefore rather pleasant.

4.2
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Deep golden pour with a fluffy white head. Inviting aroma of roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little booze. Taste is sweet pumpkin, lots of cinnamon spice, and a hint of nutmeg. Has sort of a creamy, buttery, vanilla overtone with a long, pleasant aftertaste. Velvety mouthfeel and not even a hint of alcohol flavor. Outstanding, definitely my favorite pumpkin beer. It’s definitely pumpkin pie in a bottle, so it’s not for people who are looking for more of a "beer" quality in their pumpkin ales.

3.7
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2012
On tap @ Lazy Boy Saloon. Poured a clear copper with no recognizable head and minimal lacing. Aroma certainly resembles a pumpkin pie with hints of cinnamin, nutmeg, and fresh pumpkin. Taste is obviously a pumpkin beer, but mellow relative to most pumpkin beers, balanced by slight hoppiness. Flavors include similar spices as aroma with pumpkin puree and maple syrup also evident. Most I have ever enjoyed a pumpkin beer, but would still limit myself to drinking one.

4
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2009
On tap @ the Beer Engine. I was SO excited to find it on tap since I thought I totally missed the season and any chance of getting some pumking this year. Pours a very pumpkin orange only a slight bit of off-white head. Beautiful natural pumpkin taste, nutmeg spices and everything nice. Quite a treat, certainly the best pumpkin beer I’ve had thus far.

4.1
RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a small off white head. Aroma is heavy pumpkin, pie crust, caramel, and loads of spice, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Taste is the right amount of sweet, with all the flavors I want in a pumpkin beer. Finish is spicy, sweet, with some light bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Great pumpkin beer.


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