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RATINGS: 1799   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1523) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle: INCREDIBLE aroma of baked pumpkin pie. Wonderful - how did they do it. The taste its not as good as the aroma, but still fine. It is an interesting blend of pumpkins and other bitter veggies. Not bad. Thanks BuckeyeBoy for the hookup.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGAquino (661) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2008
Growler from Consumer Beverages. best Pumpkin beer I have tasted. Sweet spicy aroma, full bodied sweet, spicy almost buttery flavour. Nice balanced aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2009 Poured medium-orange, slightly hazy with very little head. Pie crust and caramel in the aroma -- not the spice bomb I expected. Subtle nutmeg and pumpkin in the flavor which is otherwise dominated by pie crust. Boozy finish took me slightly by surprise. A little thin on the palate. Very tasty and warming!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2011 Bomber. Pours a hazy golden amber color, very little head. Aroma of buttery graham cracker, as in the crust of a pie. Maybe a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg as well, but not too much more on the nose. Very doughy and sweet, with a bit of a bite in the finish. Alcohol is definitely present in this one. Very good. Re-rated 9.8.11. Bomber. Golden and clear, with a thin beige head. Aromas of buttered pie crust and some pumpkin flesh and spices. Lightly buttery pie crust and pumpkin pie filling, mild alcohol, and very slight spices in the flavor. A little warming, smooth, and drinkable for the ABV. Good stuff. 7.5/3/8/3.5//15.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12955) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2008
Bottled 0,65 ltr. Clear amber color, small white head. Aroma - never had a beer, which has so strong aroma of brown Finnish Christmas Cookies. Syrap, cinnamon etc. Same with flavor: Christmas cookies in liquid form. Perfumic. Not much pumpkin flavors and not much going on in this brew, except Christmas spices.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Pours a hazy, golden orange with a thin white head. It smells like pumpkin cobbler or a pumpkin tart with a sweet graham cracker crust; great nose. Light to medium bodied and slick with a tight spicy finish. The flavor follows the nose with a slight drop-off. This is hands-down the best pumpkin beer that I have sampled to-date, with Schlafly Pumpkin Ale coming in a few lengths behind.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Courtesy BeerVirgin72. The clear, dark orange-amber colored body is topped with a thin, foamy, off-white head. A soapy wash of spotty lace slowly decided to rejoin the body. Aromas include fleshy pumpkin, caramel, graham cracker, and and odd hint of corn tortilla chips that I have never before experienced in a beer. Flavors are mostly sweet, pumpkin and caramel malts showing strongest, with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg coming through as well. Big bodied, with balanced carbonation, the mouthfeel is on the syrupy side. This one seems to be more about pumpkin than the spices, which I appreciate, but I still cannot fully get behind it, as pumpkin and fall spices just do not appeal to me all that much.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2853) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle Pours out a nice gold/copper topped with a whip cream sand head. Aroma of fresh baked Pumpkin Pie. Tast of spice, nutmeg, and every other ingredient used for a pumpkin pie. This was the best pumpkin brew I have ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4110) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Smell is pumpkin pie, squash like, real smelling pumpkin, nutty, very autumn like. Look is orange colored somewhat clear with an off white head. Taste is real pumpkin, fallish, yeast, and earthy. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2008
This orange amber pour smells of gingerbread cookies and pumpkin bread. Bready spiced flavor swiftly followed by alcohol and pumpkin. A nice offering.


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