RATINGS: 1827   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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3.2
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
This one smelled like baked pumpkin pie crust, way to spicy and sweet for me but i can see how some like it

3.2
SteveLikesBeer (72) - - OCT 29, 2013
It has a rich copper colour and a creamy smoothness that makes it easy going down, which too often isn’t the case with high alcohol beers -- and this one is 8.6 per cent. It poured with little head. While it contains spices, they’re not as bold in the aroma or flavour as in some pumpkin beers. But they creep in on the finish after a vanilla and graham cracker crust introduction. I’d read very positive things about Pumking and, while I won’t rave about it, I’m certainly not disappointed.

3.2
trapped (3401) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 8, 2013
Drought. Light amber color with small white foamy head, strong pumpkin aroma, fizzy with dominant pumpkin taste, long finish. A nice smooth seasonal.

3.2
Linnet (1873) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
Ar: vanilla, cinnamon, pumkin, very spicy, lots of sweet sugar, alcohol, caramel, solvents. Ap: amber colour, medium off-white head. T: low bite, big sweetness, spices, pumkin, alcohol. P: funny that a beer with as high an ABV feels thin, soft carbonation, sweet and warming finish. O: nah

3.2
Beaver (1822) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy yellow orange with a medium creamy white head that retains fairly well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet pumpkin and lots of spice - nutmeg, cinnamon and hazelnut.

The flavor is sweet pumpkin with a lot of spicy cinnamon and some nutmeg and hazelnut. The finish is kind of harsh medicinal cinnamon The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, similar spicing to the Warlock. Seems more overdone with the roast to balance.

3.2
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2014
On tap, pours a cloudy golden orange with a big head and lots of lacing. Nose is a mix of pumpkin, allspice, cloves baker’s yeast, hops. Taste is a combo of pumpkin pie and pumpkin cider with a hoppy bitter background. pretty good fruit beer.

3.2
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2014
I’m really picky about pumpkin brews but I liked this one. A subtle mixture of the pumpkin and spices make a very unique, warm flavor.

3.2
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
22 oz bottle. Smells like fresh pumpkin pie. Pours a light gold with a quickly dissipating head. Tastes of buttery crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin, and a bitter hop finish. Decent, but not as smooth as the spices and hops could be.

3.2
ajnepple (6843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
22 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Golden orange and clear appearance with a dissipating beige head. Aroma of alcohol, pumpkin spices, pie crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, paint thinner and chemicals. Similar flavor, a little messy with a hot finish. Something seems off here. Disappointed.

3.2
FestDecBeet (412) - - OCT 20, 2014
Look: pours a clear yellow color. Bright white head. Smell: pumpkin pie spices. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Some bananas. Taste: pumpkin bread. Feel: rather thick mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Overall: appreciate what they are doing with this beer, but not for me. Like the mild pumpkin flavor with the beer. First drank: home 10/20/14


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