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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2009
12 oz draft served in a tulip glass. Pour was a light orange/copper with a good 2.5 fingers of whipped looking head. Nose was pumpkin pie, very heavy on the nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste was the same, with the spices overpowering the pumpkin. Not much to say on this one, if the spices had been toned down a bit, I think I would have enjoyed this much more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3120) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 pours a hazy orange color that looks just like pumpkin pie with a medium white head (whipped cream?). aroma is very doughy or crusty with mild spice...like fresh baked pumpkin pie. flavor is outstanding...creamy pumpkin pie, spices, crust, and whipped cream all came through! mouthfeel is very lively and creamy pumpkin with a smooth and slightly hoppy finish. awesome beer...probably my favorite pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Light orange like a pumpkin that needs some ripening. Smell just like a pumpkin pie. Taste like a pumpkin pie with a lot of spices. Nutmeg is the strongest spice with some other maybe vanilla and cinnamon included. Sounds like it would be heavy and thick tasting but it has a light to medium mouth feel. Just kept waffling from liking it to not sure if I wanted to take another taste and next thing I knew the bomber was gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1207) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear orange amber with a thing slightly creamy, soap-like off-white head. Leaves a light ring of lasting lacing. Not a particularly potent, but rich sweet creamy pumpkin aroma with some obvious spicy character. Flavor is potently spicy and pumpkiny than developping a full herbal and aromatic spice bitterness. Medium bodied. Seems a bit astringent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Courtesy of dchmela. Very earthy nose, lots of fresh pumpkin. Smells like a fermented pumpkin patch. The flavor is fresh pumpkin without the overwhelming spices that ruin so many pumpkin beers. This is an excellent beer and this is coming from someone who doesnít like many pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3588) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2009 Bottle thanks to Rciesla for sharing. Orange pour with some off white head. Best pumpkin beer Iíve had. Nice body, flavor is smooth and full but not overbearing, spices donít over shadow the rest of the beer. Tastes like fall would taste like if turned into a beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Picked up in a trade with Cletus. Thanks John, youíre awesome! 22 oz. bottle. Nice fluffy head that slowly fades away to a thin head. Transparent copper color. Looks pretty good, but nothing spectacular. Wow, this beer has an unmatched pumpkin pie aroma. I can really smell the pumpkin. This reminds me of the day after Thanksgiving when I go to the fridge and just eat a cold piece of pumpkin pie. Just a very nice pumpkin aroma. Wow, nice pumpkin pie flavor. I can taste the pumpkin pie. Holy shit, this beer is very good. The best spice/herb/vegetable beer that I have ever had. Just a very distinct pumpkin flavor. The alcohol is nice as well. Spice flavor is amazing. Overall, damn good beer. Must say I love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
22oz of happiness. Aroma is fresh out of the oven pie. Pours a nice subdued golden bronze. Flavor is like having a full slice, crust, gooey pumpkin pie. Palate is good, medium bodied tails off nicely. Overall, Iím just speechless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10309) - SÝborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottled. Orange/golden coloured. Light brown head. Aroma is spiced and full of pumpkin. A touch marzipan and sugar. Flavour again is full of spice and pumpkin. Is a bit fruity and to some extend reminds me of Danish brown cookies. Wierd. Medium bodied. Has a dry and spicy end. As said very weird beer, and not really one I would go back to.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rreichen (1) - USA - OCT 6, 2009 does not count
Best beer Iíve ever tasted. It was sweet and malty with intense full body pumkin flavor

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