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
kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bread. Biscuit. Butter. Caramel-toffee. Brilliantly colored. Small head but who cares. Lovely mouthfeel. Fall in a glass. Calming pumpkin. Yes this is king. I have tasted a lot, this is quite completely the best pumpkin. If you are a redneck, during Halloween you stay home and pump-kin. Swallow and smell. Wondrous. Soft and natural. Bread aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 6, 2010
If you’ve never tried this beer you should not be allowed to say you don’t like pumpkin beers. The nose is huge and sweet like pumpkin cream pie sprinkled with nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste mirrors that and you feel like your drinking liquid pumkin pie covered in whip cream.

4.2
Fevernova (222) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2010
22 oz Bottle -- Pours bright and rich amber with a medium off-white head. Big aromas of pumpkin, malt, caramel, ginger, and clove. By far the most pumpkin flavor in all of the pumpkin ales I have tried. The spice is quite subdued allowing the pumpkin to really shine. Creamy mouth-feel and a great long finish. Hides its 9% alcohol very well.

3.4
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange pour with thin head. Aroma and flavor were pure pumpkin pie with some alcohol mixed in. Somewhat light body. Not bad, but not all that impressive either.

3.9
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle. 2010. Slightly cloudy orange color with a minimal white head. Aroma is heavy on the pie crust, bready aspects with pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon. One of the best smelling beers I’ve encountered. Taste follows the aroma with a ton of bready malt, cinnamon, nutmeg. Very good but there is something kind of unpleasant on the back end. Not sure what it is. Medium body with a creamy texture. I liked this one a lot.

4.1
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Malt, dough, sweet spices and pumpkin aroma (and Old Bay, sounds crazy). Light golden pour with nice white head. Nice bitterness, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, gram cracker and doughy pumpkin pie taste. Very Nice!

3.4
vlan1 (219) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Aroma of sweet pumpkin. Pours a crystal clear orangish amber with minimal head. Tastes of bread pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. Sweety sticky taste. Almost on the verge of being cloying. Good Pumpkin beer but a bit overated IMHO.

4.2
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2011
The best pumpkin beer around. Aroma is a mixture of bready malts and brown sugar sweetness which does equate to graham cracker. The mouthfeel is smooth with a little carbonation tingle. The taste is amazing. Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, but most importantly this is a pumpkin beer that is dominated by the flavor of pumpkin. Grab some turkey and stuffing for dinner then finish it off with a glass of this for dessert and you will be amazed.

3.7
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Late entry for me but I’m certain glad that I got to try this. Been a want of mine for awhile. Nice meld of spice and pumpkin, very good, not the best pumkin beer I’ve had, but still very good.

2.4
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 I liked this the first time I tried it. I must have drank it after having a few other beers. The next two times I tried it, I thought it was very artificial tasting and didn’t taste much like pumpkin pie or even pumpkin beer. Maybe this is because no one uses vanilla butternut extract in their pumpkin pie.


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