Pumking is an imperial pumpkin ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company in Lakewood, New York. As the “imperial” indicates, this is a bigger pumpkin ale than average. It pours a beautiful coppery amber with a nice light head. The scent is toasty, with lots of pumpkin, bread, and strong hazelnut. The middle is predominantly fruity, with tons of pumpkin and spices, and is slightly bitter. The finish is rich and buttery with lots of vanilla. This is a rich savory beer, and would pair best with a rich sweet dessert.
I give it a 4.1 out of 5.
(This has been part 4 of a 4 part Thanksgiving weekend series.)