RATINGS: 1842   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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3.8
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Yum. 2010 22oz. Aroma of those buttered popcorn jellybeans(ringwood yeast?)Pumpkin pie spices. The buttered popcorn dominates. Tasty, a lil sweet,very smooth though I did put this bottle in between about 500 sacred G posters which really does alter the experience of life in general. Great beer. Hard to find because it sells out so quickly. An Imperial example of the style. Best Pumpkin beer I’ve had.

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.

3.8
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Orange clear pour with a white head. Spiced pumpkin aroma with a caramel and toasted pumpkin seed character. Smooth toffee and pumpkin flavor with nuttiness and a strong bitter resinous finish. Alcohol is pretty apparent on the finish. A very fitting brew for the fall season.

3.8
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 Beautiful amber orange color, no head. This smells exactly like pumpkin pie, it has all the aspects of one in there. Suprisingly carbonated at first taste, well balanced beer. There is an almost buttery taste, but not much pumpkin pie. Goes down with not much aftertaste. Very good.

3.8
ddemmingjr (890) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Pours caramel, minimal head. Notes of nutmeg,and/or ginger,nutty and the dough comments are spot on. moderate carbonation. This beer is dessert for anyone who loves pumpkin pie. The alcohol doesn’t push through the nuances of flavors and for not being a pumpkin beer guy, this is quite tasty.

3.8
Hangover (1145) - oxford, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is all pumpkin pie with no detectable artificial additives. Flavor is actually pretty realistic with a good bit of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and a good measure of autumness in for good measure. Very few get this style right and this one does. Pretty high abv and it’s pretty well hidden although the warming effect is there and appreciated. Nice to finally drink a good version in the spice/herb/vegetable category.

3.8
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2010
2010 Bottle; Pours a Dark Golden with modest White Head. Aroma is intense, to be sure! Heavy Spices blast you in the face here; cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, Mouthfeel is a little heavy, Huge Pumpkin Pie flavors here, you already know this, this brew has some booziness - wow. An Acquired taste to be sure !

3.8
DerWeg (1727) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
Bubbly clear orange-brown and white cap, great aroma and pie-like smells and flavors. Alspice and sweet squash, rich pale malt, interesting dry grass hop. Is a bit strong on the ethanol and this makes the palate just a bit sharp, but all said things are well with the King of Pum.

3.8
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2010
On tap, served in an oversized wine glass. Lightly hazy amber with a thin head. It would be pointless to describe all of its subtleties because it smells and tastes exactly like pumpkin pie. Delicious!

3.8
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2010
On tap at sheffields. Pours a hazy rust brown with a big foamy off white head. Huge aroma of pumpkin spice and brown sugar and cinnamon. Taste is full and rich like pumpkin pie with some spiciness. A great pumpkin ale however I wouldn’t order two back to back. A unique brew.


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