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RATINGS: 1898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Pumking is an ode to Pķca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Pķca 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 itís alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let itís 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Has a masive amount of pumpking,spice, and nutmeg in the nose. Quite outstand. The carbonation is somewhat on the small side, as is the head retention. The flavors really jump out at you from the first sip. Very easy to drink, so be afraid of the 9% ABV. Drink up and enjoy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2010
22 oz. bottle. I got more cinnamon crust than pumkin in this one. for the alcohol content is was still smooth though. I drank this fresh 2010 bottle hoping it would be like the 2009 i heard so much about. Im afraid its not, but still ok.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheWife (20) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2010
From a bottle, pours golden orange with no head and is lightly carbonated. The smell has hints of graham cracker crust and the taste is very strong, with spice that intensifies and becomes hot and sort of burning in the back of the throat leaving a very bitter after taste that is not pleasant - like an aspirin stuck in my throat. Overall, pumpkin beers are very beloved by me and I like this one but wish the after taste was not so bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sethbrews (1) - Jewett City, Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2010 does not count
I had last years Pumking and I thought it was the best pumpkin beer Iíd ever had. Iíve been waiting a year to have it and wow what happened? Last yearís beer was creamy, almost like drinking eggnog and dark golden like pumpkin pie. This year the beer tastes thin without that creaminess I remembered although that graham cracker crust aroma still prevails. My wife watched me pour the beer into my glass and asked if it was the same beer...Matt & Phinn I want what you made last year

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Thereís two elements to this beer... Thereís the smell, which is the absolutely fantastic, and thereís the taste. Smell is very sweet with pumpkin, spice and lots of carmel. The taste is more like a pale ale. Itís hoppy with a good aftertaste of hops. The color is very nice and the head is completely white. If you smell this beer while you drink it itís a 9/10 but on taste alone itís more like 7/10.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Clear copper pour with no head retention. Nose is boozy, almost hot like nail polish. Flavor is even worse. Vegetal rubbing alcohol. Yea there is some cinamen and underlying caramel and biscuit, but this is just an alcohol bomb. Maybe I got a bad bottle, or maybe this is a bad year, or this is just a bad beer period. Probably the worst thing Iíve ever had from these guys. Original score 1.8 Rerate: Holy hell this is fantastic. I would never have guessed that the 2011 batch would be sooooo much better. Absolutely heavenly gingerbread aroma could not be any better. This is up there with their Creme Brule. Flavor loses a little bit, and the alcohol is there. Lingering mild bitter bite on the finish. Great beer. Rerate: 2012 - EVEN BETTER!!! This was FANTASTIC!!!!! Perfectly blended and balanced with just an amazing blend of pumpkin and spice. Superb job this year.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Bottle. Pour is amber and soapy head. Aroma malt and earthy field grass. Taste is pumpkin pie and whip cream on top which finishes malty. Palate slick and bubbly with a dry finish. Wow, was not excepting this to taste like this! Amazing!!!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2010
On tap. Poured clear amber color. Light pumpkin pie aroma, but nothing is distinct. Flavor is sweet with some spice. Cream, clove, slight cinnamon, and a bitter finish. Not as good as i remember it being, but still pretty good for a pumpkin beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber body with a thin off white head. Nose is heavy on warm spices, ginger, cinnamon, clove, with faint pumpkin. Medium body mouth feel is somewhat soapy. Flavor is more cinnamon and ginger, the pumpkin comes through very squash like, medium caramel sweetness and a aspirin like bitterness. Finishes with lasting bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AwecksWuvsBeow (1) - USA - AUG 30, 2010 does not count
Very excited for the fall seasonals, This is the first Ive had so far this year. Really like the color, aroma is a bit weak. Taste develops from an immediate booze taste and evolves into a nutty flavor with a slight hint of the "true" pumpkin flavor, very easy to taste the caramel malts.


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