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
shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 29, 2012
Keg at Craft. Copper amber colour with very little head. Aroma, lots of vegetable, pumpkin, sweetcorn, but earthy and some cereal. Taste is creamy sweetcorn soup, bit of cinnamon spiciness, and lots of sweetness. Almost no carbonation, but a little bit of a spike from the alcohol. Pretty weird, and pretty nice.

3.8
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pours an orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. The aroma is very nice, it smells like nutmeg, pumpkin pie, cinnamon and brown sugar. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes pretty much just like a pumpkin pie would. Mouthfeel/body is medium.

3.8
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
Light straw pour ith minimal white head. Nose is sweet with ginger and nutmeg. Immediate mild resins hop yields to a potpourri of flavor. Candy sweet malt mixes with dominant nutmeg, brown sugar, French toast. Ends with subtle cinnamon and marshmallow. Best pumpkin brew I’ve had. Cheers to my sensual friend FunkyBrewster for this nectar.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (21520) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
On tap at the Cask, Pimlico Feb ’12. Hazy dark orange in colour almost verging on a light ’rusty’ brown akin to the canal by the railway line in Kidsgrove, Staffs (that might mean something to someone !?!?!). Smells sweet, spiced, cloves, a little pumpkin but not too so in my opinion, maybe some ginger in there? Lots of flavours combine in this complex beer. Butterscotch, Pumpkin and sweet popcorn were the 3 headline flavours, these were backed up by nutmeg, clove, ginger, syrup and other spices. Mouthfeel was bang on, medium leaning to full in body, limited carbonation and a warming feeling as you digested!

3.8
gramity (1706) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
RBAG Summer Session 2012. Aroma is like a vanilla chai latte. Golden-orange in color with a thin white head. Vanilla and spice flavors are prominent in this deceptively strong beer. Flavor is a bit unexpected for the style but quite nice, with hints of pumpkin at the end. I was diggin the level of cinnamon.

3.8
Archibald89 (42) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Smells just like a pumpkin pie with hints of nutmeg and other spices that complement the pumpkin. Appearance is orange with little head (looks like orange soda). Tastes just like a pumpkin pie even with the subtle taste of pie crust and nutmeg. So far this is my go to pumpkin beer. Very good.

3.8
maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2012
I don’t even like pumpkin beers, but this one is really amazing. Spiced to mirror a pumpkin pie, and it accomplishes that. Warm and inviting, I get cinnamon in the nose. Taste is spiced well, but you can still get the beer taste.

3.8
jbruner (5476) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 2012 variety. Pours a clear orangish brown from the bomber with fluffy off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, light bready notes. Taste is pumpkin pie light, with a creamy feel, good balance and alcohol well hidden. Decent, but not my favorite pumpkin beer.

3.8
LetsGoState (914) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Appearance is a deep amber with a smaller off-white head. Aroma is a perfect amount of pumpkin. Taste is very well balanced between sweet pumpkin and spices. Overall I’m not a pumpkin fan, but this was great.

3.8
JLLSU (242) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bomber from Total Wine- Kennesaw, GA--->shaker. Pours light amber with a modest white head. Aroma pie crust and cotton candy. Taste has sweet pie crust (not sure how they do this), light cinnamon, and clove. Palate is very light and slick (only real negative I can find). Probably my second favorite pumpkin beer to date.


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