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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3.3
fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
2007-11-30, bottle at Papsø’s Blind Tasting, 7-4-6-3-13=33
Hazy golden color. Very strong aroma of cookies, spiced with a lot of sweet cinnamon. Medium malty body and sweetness, again with the very strong (sweet cinnamon) cookie character. Odd but pleasant.

2007-10-05, draught at Brickseller, Washington DC, 6-3-6-3-13=31
Golden color. Crispy cookie aroma, surprising (with delicate cinnamon). Good body, malty, with a cookie flavor (speculoos, Joris would say). As a beer it’s a bit off the track, but it’s quite good. Smooth.

3.3
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2008
A Sim rate (bottle at ChrisO’s): Cinnamon graham cracker aroma. The next sniff is like broken chips of wood, then some bizarre spices and a bit of sweet potato. The head looks like washing-up liquid was involved. Tastes like graham crackers (again) and banana. So spicy, woody and wheaty. Despite what all the boys said, I quite liked this one!

3.3
tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Pours Texas orange with a little bit of off white head. Nice aroma. Smell like pumpkin pie filling, but on a graham cracker crust. Interesting. I don’t enjoy the flavor nearly as well as the aroma. Its tastey, but just not something that I need 22 ounces of. It starts of with the same character as the flavor, but the linger is odd flavor is a killer. Its kind of medicinal. Medium body, dancing carbonation are great. Again, the aftertaste is a killer.

3.3
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle. My second "pumpkin" beer, and quite different from the DFH brew that I tried before. This beer focuses much more on the spice side of things, much like pumpkin pie. Spicy aroma and flavor, tastes like liquid pumpkin pie in a glass..with a generous amount of cinnamon. A novelty of a beer for sure, but worth the experience.

3.3
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Holy hell I did not think the aroma of spicy pumpkin would be this awesome. Just like a fresh baked pumpkin pie. Appearance is clear orange and peach color with a minimal off white head. Flavor...ok that is too strange for a beer. It tastes like pumpkin pie...Its not bad but shouldn’t be made for beers...Palate is medium bodied with an aftertaste of pumpkin. Weird stuff. Very hard to rate...

3.3
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 Bottle from lilbeerdoctor, thanks! Fresh pumpkin flesh aroma released from the bottle upon opening. Complex layers of vanilla, nutmeg, and even crust. Ambered golden color and a thin white head that didn’t really last or lace. Flavor is segmented and astringent which sticks to the roof of my mouth and lingers with a burn until the next sip. I kept wanting to drainpour this

3.3
TBone (17528) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2008
Bottled 0,65 ltr. Clear amber color, small white head. Aroma - never had a beer, which has so strong aroma of brown Finnish Christmas Cookies. Syrap, cinnamon etc. Same with flavor: Christmas cookies in liquid form. Perfumic. Not much pumpkin flavors and not much going on in this brew, except Christmas spices.

3.3
madvike (3260) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle - Pours a golden amber with a very little head. I thought this would look sexier, but the smell makes up for it a bit. I get a bit of hops on the first whiff, but then the pumpkin and spice hit--pretty much exactly like pumpkin pie, with crust and all. I get a lot of nutmeg with a little mandarin orange in the background. no clue where that came from. Anyways, the taste is pretty much the same pumpkin pie taste that finishes with a stale hops taste. A sweet, malty backbone lingers after it’s all swallowed, along with some cinnamon. It’s silky, medium-bodied with mild carbonation. This was about what I expected, but the stale hops on the end really turned me off. Had they tasted fresher, or if this had just bypassed the hops and finished smoothly into the sweet maltyness, this would have been much better. Still impressed, however.

3.3
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Maybe I have lost my affection for Pumpkin beers, or maybe this was a structural mess? Poured beautifully, golden orange body and a frothy ivory head. The aroma reminded me of a spiced cream/ milk. A lot of vanilla, too much, nutmeg, and lighter on the cinnamon and a strange mildly sour creamy note? It was not sour, like infected, but like spoiled milk. My wife, lover of pumpkin beers, poured hers out. The spices seemed distorted and contrived, like they had come from an extract rather than raw ingredients… just not a fan.

3.3
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Bomber. Pours a hazy orange with thin white head which goes quickly. Pumpkin pie with cinnamon in the nose, almost candy like. Flavor is an explosion of pumpkin and cinnamon with other spice and a touch of caramel, slightly malty base, could not really realize the hops at all. Very thin on the palate, but still needs to be taken slowly. Decent


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