RATINGS: 1827   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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KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 I am always looking for a good pumpkin ale to try.... PumkIng is by far my fav... The aroma is the most distinct I have smelled, it truly tastes like the perfect slice of pumpkin pie topped with fresh whipped cream

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rreichen (1) - USA - OCT 6, 2009 does not count
Best beer I’ve ever tasted. It was sweet and malty with intense full body pumkin flavor

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THiS (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2010
this is the best pumpkin beer ive had. i have trie many. only this and punkin ale from dogfish head are worth mentioning. well, buffalo bills was good too but, nowhere near this level. this has waAAaaay more booze and tastes even more of pumpkins and pumpkin pie. extremely rich and awesome. roasty and good. i wont waste more time. try it. if you like pumpkins, youll like this. if you like pumpin ales, youll love this

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BillZav (22) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Pumking, in my opinion, is the best pumpkin ale on the planet. It pours a rich pumpkin color, with big notes of pumpkin and cinnamon spices complimented by nutmeg and caramel malt. Pumking is the closest thing to drinking a pumpkin pie that I have ever experienced, and this year’s batch seems to have taken the wonderful array of flavors up a notch. It’s also worth noting that the 9% alcohol content is well hidden. http://www.billysbeerblog.com/2010/09/e

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damzz (510) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2011
White head that quckly dissipates. Perfect orange copper color. Nose is spicy and big. Palate is spice and bread. Body is medium. This is a blockbuster. 22 oz. bottle

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Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Got a bottle from craft beer outlet. I saved this for Halloween. Nice pumpkin ale, tastes like a nice piece of pumpkin pie.

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bellatts (3) - Canfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2011 does not count
What a Seasonale!!! on a seasonal beer kick, and for the pumpkin phenomenon this is by far the most outrageous and wonderful beers out there

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SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2011 vintage. Pours clear, shiny orange with small white fizz on top. Smells like pumpkin with hints of pumpkin pie spices. Tastes of pumpkins with some mild spices. Medium-to-full-bodied with a smooth texture and a little less than average mouth-carbonation, Southern Tier Pumking finishes with a hint of sweetness that fades to bitterness.

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medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle. Basically pumpkin pie as a liquid. Had a piece of pumpkin pie along with this (a little too much, I know), and this was superior to the real thing.

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uhljoseph (66) - TAMPA, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2012
This full bodied and bold taste with a spicy aroma and a deep copper color. Just slightly hoppy. Best of the pumpkin beers out there! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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