RATINGS: 1843   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
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 best pumpkin beer fall 2010, i tried em all, very strong harvest spices that do not take away from the strong ale below, highly recommended

3.8
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pour is a clear orange color with a small quickly dissipating white head. Nose is of pumpkin, spice, and vanilla. Taste is exactly the same, though it is shockingly light and refreshing for a 9% abv.

3.8
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Very spicy (dried ginger, cinnamon) with loads of pumpkin and some caramel. Huge taste initially, overpowering and completely unbalanced to say the least, but thins out towards the end. My first pumpkin beer! I love the pumpking and spice flavours but would probably enjoy it more if it was more moderate in all it does.

3.8
jimmay (815) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
Tasted Oct 2010. 22 oz bomber from LCBO. Pours amber in colour, nice frothy white head with flecked spices. Big classic pumpkin spice aroma and taste. Pumpkin and alcohol well hidden. One of the best of this style I’ve ever had!

3.8
48FanInCali (857) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
22 oz bottle. This is what happens when you try a beer with the expectations built on Choklat which is such a phenomenal beer. Pour was ok with a fairly thin head. Nose was wonderful with tons of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. The taste had some of all of these but really lacked in fullness of flavor. You get all of these flavors up front for 1 second and then nothing afterwards. A buddy of mine who tried it with me thought it tasted like tea. It was difficult to not think that everytime it hit my palate. I liked it but I will probably punish this beer for not loving it.


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