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RATINGS: 1779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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

raradel's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2012
This is basically perfect for what it is! Taste like a piece of pumpkin pie and has the ABV to make it worth sipping! All I can say is if you like fall seasonals or pumpkin brews, this is a must!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (214) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2014
22oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: golden orange in color. Small head. Mostly clear. Aroma: pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger. Like pumpkin chai. Really nice. Taste: mildly sweet. Slightly bitter finish. Well balanced. Palate: medium body. Medium finish. Overall: my favorite pumpkin beer. Best aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmargarucci (43) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Bomber from drinks of the world in Basel. Pours quite Amber and clear. But the aroma is very strong cinnamon, vanilla nutmeg and sweet malt. Palate is balance with just enough carbonation. I am mixed on the taste. First sip was awful. But it grows on you. By the end I thoroughly enjoyed it. High abv is well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsandman (344) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours bright orange gold, white head. Aroma is nutmeg, eggnog, cinnamon, vanilla, pumpkin spice. Flavor is uber sweet vanilla, pumpkin spiced latte. This is reaaal sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (455) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
22oz bottle. Hazy orange with a frothy white head. Flavors are biscuit, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, gingerbread, roasted pumpkins and alcohol with earthy and citrusy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Modularman (131) - - OCT 25, 2014
Smell of gingerbread and cinnamon, appearance is slight hazy gold, taste is bread and yeast with nutmeg and cinamon which finishes with a creamy pumpkin spice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michazel (2) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
One of my favorite pumpkin beers <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCaptMatey (67) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Poured bright gold colour with a thick white head. Sweet aroma of cream with pumpkin and spices. Flavor is a mass of pumpkin with lots of creamy bread flavor,possibly vanilla, accompanied by notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium to heavy bodied with alcohol well hidden. Flavor tends to dimish and become harsh towards the end of the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (104) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Clear orange with a small foam. Spicy pumpkin in the aroma, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, anis,... lots of spices. Sweet start on the tongue, mostly vanilla and cinnamon, but turns bitter soon and gives a nice hoppy finish. Something very special. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (938) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Bière orangée, peu mousseuse, légèrement troublée par de minimes particules en suspension. Le nez est très «bonbon» (gomme baloune) avec quelques invitants parfums épicés ici et là. En bouche, c’est délicieux. En plus des traditionnelles épices qu’on retrouve beaucoup dans les bières «à la citrouille» – qui sont tout de même assez bien dosées ici – une finale vanillée vient nous surprendre. Le sucre résiduel est bien présent, mais loin d’être trop intense (et on sait que Southern Tier sont capable de dépasser les limites). C’est vraiment une grosse friandise à boire annuellement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ericular (665) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap @ something-500 after Mankato Marathon. This is what I was looking for in a pumpkin beer. Sweet but never cloying. Tasteful aroma and taste profile. No sign of high ABV. Flavorful yet refreshing, with an aftertaste that’s not too heavy or sticky. Solid.

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