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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3.4
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2007
22 oz bottle, Jimmack Invitational 2007. Amber in color. Aroma has a huge amount of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and caramel. Taste is very spicy, with alot of nutmeg, cinnamon, and is sweet with caramel and pumpkin. Tastes and smells like fresh pumpkin pie, but it is very overwhelming. A bit too sweet for my tastes- I can see how people would get into this though.

3.4
Cobra (1100) - - OCT 6, 2007
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a clear, light orange color, with a minimal tan head. Aromas are of pumpkin pie spices, with some phenolics as well. Sharp band-aid aroma to it. Flavors are of pie spice, Vienna malts, spicy hops. Phenolic taste is prevelant. Brown sugar finish to it. Medium mouthfeel, decent body. Too phenolic for my liking.

3.4
McGarnigle (651) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Bomber, chilled as suggested on bottle (40 degrees, though it warmed after pouring). Coppery-orange color with off white head. Smells like pumpkin pie or pumpkin ice cream, with some bubble gum. Very sweet. Body is medium-to-full and pretty fizzy. Really does taste like pumpkin pie, with an extra dose of vanilla. Plenty of spices, particularly nutmeg. Finish is needed to remind me it’s beer. Good, but a bit much.

3.4
Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance :Amber with copper hue , medium light creamy top.
Nose :Complex spicy nose , vanilla with malt , baked goods with clove, coriander and re apple..
Flavour/Palate :Some frontal harshness, malted pumpkin in character, Christmas cookie backed with earthy notes. Alcohol well covered , It is shown only as filler (warming).

3.4
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2007
22 oz bottle-pours a dissipating white head and gold color. Aroma is earthy, pumpkin, medium malt. Taste is earthy, pumpkin, medium malt-caramel, vanilla extract, spices, some hops bite. Nice. OK carbonation.

3.4
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle. Orange-copper body with a small white sudsy head diminishing to a light ring. Aroma is interesting - quite spicy and ginger biscuity essence, some burnt/toasty hints as well. Thick resiny body with orange and gingerbread pumpkin type flavours along with some light caramel. Has a strange dimension that is difficult to really pinpoint. I don’t know, i have mixed feelings about it. I’ll have to revisit.

3.4
Rumpleganjskin (34) - USA - JAN 4, 2008
I have a place in my heart for all pumpkin beers. I wish the pumpkin beer was as readily available all year long or at least as available as its idiot brother winter beer.....

3.4
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2008
22oz bottle. Poured pale amber with a moderate sized tan head. Spice dominates the aroma, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and chai most notable; this smells like a candle store around Christmas. i found that the spice was also a bit too strong on the palate. This was tasty, but I really didn’t find much pumpkin; this seemed more like a winter warmer to me.

3.4
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Bottle; poured a clear, caramel orange. Small to medium, white head. Aroma of caramel and spices. A lot of nutmeg. Some vanilla and toasted malt. The flavor was somewha distinct for the style, despite the familiar presence of spice and pumpkin. To me it tasted like vanilla, although not quite. Can’t put my finger on it. Liked it about as much as Weyerbacher’s.

3.4
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2008
bomber courtesy of Iowaherkeye, thanks Joey. great looking pour! bright orangey copper with an orangey off-white head. very fragrant nose with nutmeg, pumpkin spice, cinnamon and clove. flavor was quite sweet with toasted malt, pumpkin, cinnamon and an odd lingering bitterness. I’m always up for trying a pumpkin beer, this one just seemed too sweet and over the top.


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