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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2.5
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
tried the 2011 version twice, really don’t understand the hype. I get pumpkin spice, but no pumpkin taste. Not good.

3.9
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Not to sound trite, but this is the best pumpkin beer I have ever tasted. Smell is nose shattering with smell and taste of a pumkin pie, with nutmeg, vanilla, and ginger. Hides the alcohol very well. Excellent beer.

3.9
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Pours a golden, light orange color with a small white head that dissipates very quickly and doesn’t leave much lacing at all. Smells of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, sweet pumpkin, like a hint of vanilla. Smells great with absolutely no alcohol detected. Taste starts with some pumpkin, nutmeg, and allspice. Get like a pumpkin bread flavor in the middle from the malts, with the cinnamon, allspice. Finishes with creamy, sweet pumpkin. Does taste like a spiced up pumpkin pie. Mouthfeel is creamy and almost oily with a warming, lighter full body. One of my favorite pumpkin beers and fall beers overall.

3.6
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
22 oz. Bottle. Pours a nice golden color. Semlls of ginger, nutmeg and other spices. Great beer. Flavor was complex including cinnamon. HIghly recommended pumpkin beer.

3.7
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pours honey orange with a strong nutmeg aroma. This tastes just like pumpkin pie in a bottle with a strong nutmeg finish. This is the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had. I usually don’t like pumpkin beers because they are usually too watery or the spices just don’t quite do it for me but this one is nice!

5
UkrainPubCrawler (121) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2013
The aroma is invigorating on this, the best pumpkin ale I’ve tasted! The delicious pumpkin flavor is strong yet tasteful. Vibrant color and brief foamy head upon pouring. Nice, light, and delightful!

3
djones (121) - Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Clear deep orangeish amber color. Minimal white head. Medium to thin bodied with a smooth carbonation. Tastes of nutmeg and cinnamon spices. Begins with a sweetness that becomes tart and tangy. Towards the end and especially in the aftertaste its almost like youve taken a bite of raw pumpkin. This beer certainly accomplishes the pumkiny flavor they were seeking, however, the raw pumpkin aftertaste is a bit odd actually. Kind of tart, a little bitter, and leaves your mouth very dry. Drinking the beer is enjoyable but the aftertaste is borderline unpleasant.

3.8
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2010 Pours a amber orange color. Has a smell of bready malts with a slight roastiness (almost reminds me of toasted pumpkin seeds) and ginger/nutmeg (pumpkin pie). Taste is very similar to the nose with a bit more emphasis on the pumpkin pie but not nearly as sweet. Definitely in my top 3 for pumpkin ales.

4.2
sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
I poured this into a tulip glass. It poured a dark Amber with about a finger of creamy white head. The beer has a cinnamon smell to it. The flavor is buttery, pumpkiny, tasty fall melady. This was a great pumpkin beer that I put right at the top of my list in that category.

3.6
nittanyjim (118) - - OCT 16, 2013
Medium gold, thin white head. Pumpkin pie crust nose, hint of spices. Yeasty pumpkin taste, a but of bitterness lingers towards the end. Just the right amount of pumpkin, not too overpowering. Plenty of carbonation, decent chewiness.


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