RATINGS: 1926   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pumking is an ode to Pca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Pca 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 its alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its 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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (2100) - 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 dont 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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. theres 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, its 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hiddenvariable (210) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007
bottle. pours a slightly hazy orange with a medium white head that fades to the edges and leaves a bit of lacing. the smell is wow-inducing. it smells, as others have noted, pretty much exactly like pumpkin pie. you can even tell the crust from the gelatin. if pumpkin pie came in liquid form, this is what it would taste like. the alcohol is scarily well-hidden. im not a huge fan of the style (nor pumpkin pie), but this is by far the best ive had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Pours a clear amber orange color with a tan head. Aroma is pumpkin and some nutmeg. Flavor is pumpkin, a hint of cinnamon, and nutmeg.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (6574) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2008
22 oz bottle, via jsquire. Pours a clear orangish body under a one finger fizzy beige head that faded fairly quickly to a wispy film. My first though on the nose was that it smelled exactly like Old Bay. Its really a mix of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon I suppose, but once Old Bay hit me, I couldnt smell anything but. Funny, the label lists the ingredients, but doesnt mention any spices at all. Lots of caramel and brown sugar sweetness from the malt. The flavor is really different for a pumpkin beer. Im getting lots of sweet malt and a toasted marshmallow middle fading to a vanilla laced pumpkin meat finish. Just a little bit of citrusy hops peeking past all the spice. Thankfully its not just pie spice overload. The mouthfeel is somewhat thick and chewy but not sticky or cloyingly sweet. The carbonation is a little too overactive for me, but that just seems to be a Southern Tier thing Ive noticed. A pretty decent pumpkin beer, probably in my top 5, but nowhere near Selins Grove Brewing or even the Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin as far as favorites go.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
(on bottle) Effing love the graphics on this bottle. Clear orange color, steady white head. Nice aroma; muscat, vanilla, popcorn(?= and cloves. Creamy mouth, warm alcohol taste. Very nice, has some problems with the coco in the last finih, tho.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2008
22oz. pours a golden with a slight orange ting. aroma is huge spice... clove nutmeg cinnamon, and sweetness... like a pumpkin pie with too much spice. mouthful is more of the same... i bit heavy on the clove... an interesting take on pumpkin beer... more pumpkin than beer...

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1927) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Pours orange with a thin white head. Aroma is pumpkin and light spices. Flavor is sweet, lots of pumpkin, the flavor is over the top.


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