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
MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2012
On tap 1/2 pint at Gilly’s Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Clear dark copper with buff head and excellent lacing. Aroma of nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, crackers and smashed pumpkin. In short, pumpkin pie complete with whipped cream. Taste is like the aroma only more so. A lot more of the pumpkin fruit and the sweet whipped cream come through, but all the other flavors are there as well. Medium/full body with medium carbonation. Nice mouthfeel. Liquid pumpkin pie. Fails the "tastes like beer" test, but delicious anyway. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Cloudy orange with a two finger white head. Pumpkin and baking spice on the nose. Medium bodied pumpkin ale with a tasty mix of spiced pumpkin, squash and allspice on the palate. Healthy dose of carbonation and a long finish.

3.8
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Great aroma! Smells of pumpkin and caramel. Mouthfeel was weird, but welcoming carbonation. Pumpkin was strong an powerful, caramel on the taste was weird.

3.8
burgy (460) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2013 Interesting aromatics mild pumpkins, clove, anise, cinnamon, etc....... It smells like a pumpkin pie! Appearance, it looks super golden and awesome! Taste is great adds nice clove forward pumpkin pie feel, with a waning into an off note on the back end. it has unique flavor but again not much depth. Palate is very good, it’s solid and full of flavor. I would buy this again! It is my first pumpkin beer and will not be my last.

3.8
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pours a relatively clear orange. Wonderful aroma of pie spice and brown sugar. Not surprisingly, tastes similarly, wonderful rich pie spice and brown sugar sweetness. The king of pumpkin beers.

3.8
mteehead (10) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 Bottle poured into glass. Smells as if I just walked into a kitchen where pumpkin pie was baking. I’m usually not interested in pumpkin beers but this one caught my attention. It really does taste like they put baked pumpkin goods into liquid form. It’s a little too sweet for my taste but I’d certainly share a bottle with friends.... maybe keep a bottle in the cellar and see how it tastes next year.

3.8
SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle thanks to mikem409: Poured orange color with carbonated bubbles running up the edges to a whisper like head. Nice spicy aroma. Taste is a nice pumpkin up front with spices and nutmeg in the end. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.8
boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Pours cloudy orange ridiculas crazy pumpkin pie spice aroma... Taste is the same the pumpkin aroma and flavor are dead on... Super impressed of this beer for its style... Not a style i usually entertain, but glad i did

3.8
northropfrye (3732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Great pumpkin aroma...actual pumpkin rather than just pumpkin "spice." Sweet and tasty. Definitely one of the better examples of this popular fall style.

3.8
Sledutah (7977) - Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2013
650ml bottle picked up at JB’s in Spokane
Appearance: Pours slightly cloudy golden with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Pumpkin pie and spices
Taste: Spices and pumpkin pie, sweet
Wow, this blew me away while I was pouring this. I wasn’t expecting the light color and it smelled like pumpkin pies baking in the oven.


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