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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3.6
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
[36] Review by slowrunner77 from Reno, NV, USA who has tried this beer a couple times. (10/23/2010 11:55:41 AM) "long time wish list beer - and i love me some southern tier, but this one let me down. of 10 brews in our pumpkin taste-off, this was #4! really anything less than first would have been a letdown, but 4th? aroma at first was a huge whiff off pumpkin pie ala mode, but a character i can only describe as graham cracker pie-CRUST overtook the aroma and flavor. i thought it was cool and unique, but the beer was not as good as expected. still has those characteristics listed, but went over a little better in 2013. Up a tenth."

3.6
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. More of a gold than an amber color. Medium head. Aroma is vanilla, pumpkin spice and a creamy hazelnut. Taste is vannilla, with a nutty flavor. Really like it.

3.6
williamstome (1876) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Gold pour. Huge aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, spice, and Christmas cookies. Flavor is great gingerbread, pumpkin spice and vanilla. Quite intense.

3.6
Helsdon (391) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Alright I’m a little behind in my beer-drinking, only now getting to this pumpkin brew. For someone who usually avoids pumpkin beer for the spice shit show that they often are I’ve had a few this year that have been rather good. Having recently tried and been impressed with Imperial Compass I picked up the King to giver a go. This is the first of the pumpkin beer this year that I’ve actually noticed the pumpkin flavour and I thought it worked. Pours a golden clear with some white head. The nose is just like a pumpkin pie. Lots of pumpkin smells, vanilla, some malts, and a little spice. The taste is a straight-up mash-up of beer and pie. Lots of pumpkin favours, vanilla, hay malts, and some allspice. It’s not an amazing beer, but it is a damn honest rendition of a pumpkin beer, which is exactly what it’s supposed to be. I’ll rate it as that, which will work in it’s favour. You can’t bitch and complain about a pumpkin beer tasting like one.

3.6
BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Aroma pumpkin pie, Appearance orange, hazy, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, heavy cloying sweetness, Palate medium body, Overall liquid pumpkin pie that is good for one and done. I would suggest this beer to a friend

3.6
Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2017
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, spicy nose with pumpkin, caramel, ginger, clove, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, chocolate and gingerbread cake. Malty, vegetal, spicy taste with notes of pumpkin, chocolate, dried ginger, orange peel, clove, coconut, ginger biscuits and a balanced spicy bitterness. Medium body, with a balanced sweetness. Tasty, but a but too spicy and sticky to be in perfect balance. Still, nice one.

3.5
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2007
22 oz- Pours a nice amber with a small white bubbly head. Obviously strong scents of nutmeg,spices, and gingerbread. Tastes of the same. Way too strong in spices for me, but if you like pumpkin, this is the one for you.

3.5
shadey (2135) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2007
22oz bottle fresh. 2007 First Bottling. Pour is a bright amber/orange with a very minimal head of small white spots. Aroma is rich with spices, especially allspice and nutmeg. I can see how others don’t enjoy it, but I find it very enticing. The flavor is pretty much the same thing. Pretty nice spicy pumpkin beer with some pleasant doughy malts. 8/2/6/3/16

3.5
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2007
22oz bottle. pours clear copper with small white head. the aroma is loaded with pumpkin and nutmeg. flavor taste just like pumpkin pie, loaded with pumpkin flavor. there’s also some spicy hop note lingering. carbonation is smooth, the alcohol is well hidden as its only slightly noticed through some warmth in the back of the throat. at times, it’s all a bit too much, but if you should have one pumpkin beer this season, this should be it. i actually paired this with pumpkin pie. as you can imagine, it was a bit overkill.

3.5
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2007
this was not your normal pumkin beer, very unique flavors that made this one really stand out among the rest.


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