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RATINGS: 1691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Pumking is an ode to Pca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Pca 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 its alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its 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

Malty_MacHops' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2012 edition. Wow, fantastic. The nose is mild pumpkin and malt sweetness. The beer is an orange golden with almost no head. The taste explodes on the tongue. The beer is like liquid pumpkin pie with notes of spice and vanilla. Full bodied and smooth with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (561) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a light orange color with a tiny little head. Aroma is amazing, 10/10. Pumpkin pie, nutmeg, omg I could smell this forever. The taste hits you right in the face with a perfume of pumpkin and spices. Its overwhelming. I think the taste is too full of spices and perfume to be all that enjoyable. In my opinion the taste is overrated. Good pumpkin beer, not my favorite, too much perfume taste for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ekmartinez (2) - - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
Sweet taste. Not overly cinnamon or nutmeg spicy. Smells like it tastes. Nice golden color. I could see this becoming overly sweet or too heavy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (454) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pours a light amber with a thin white head. Has an amazing aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, and cinnamon. Flavor is a great blend of pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, and other spices. Tastes almost like pumpkin pie. Spices are perfectly blended, not too sweet or overwhelming. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
STLGoldendog (47) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours thin with a clear orange appearance. Light aroma of pumpkin and vanilla. Tastes of moist pumpkin pie with tons of sweet spice. Medium body with a smooth finish. Highly recomend this seasonal brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (669) - Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is strong of vanilla, sweet, brown sugar, baking spices. Tastes is very spiced, sweet, some heat, bitter backbone but sweet on the end. Its good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (588) - - AUG 22, 2014
One of the best pumpkin beers. All the requisite pumpkin pie spices without a cloying sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Slightly cloudy golden orange. Smell is pastry, pie crusts, slightly sweet, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Taste is very thick and rich; good, spicy pumpkin flavor, graham cracker. Slight booze in the aftertaste. A little strongly flavored but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (14) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
High spice, almost overwhelmed. Used to be my fav. Realize now that there is so much more out there

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4118) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Nice pumpkin pastry aroma--yeasty, light spice. Clear, orange. Bad tap handle. Pumpkin pie in a glass. Lightly sweet, Only minor flaw was the allspice started to get a bit too bitter. Pie crust finish and aftertaste. On tap, Brass Tap, Tallahassee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Side_Smitty (447) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours clear amber with a thick white head. Aroma is pumpkin and Graham crackers - awesome aroma. Taste is pumpkin pie (with all the spices) leading to a malty & somewhat bitter finish. Nice, as usual, ST.

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