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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


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2009
2008 Bottle from Binnys, shared with brother Eric. Pours cloudy/hazy bright orange with dancing sediment and abundant rising bubbles, quickly fading white foam head. WOW NOSE! Fresh baked carrot cake/pumpkin pie, right out of the oven! I canít believe what Iím smelling, it smells so good I almost donít want to drink it for fear that the taste with let me down and thus ruin the aroma for me. Not to worry, the nose comes through in the flavor! Taste is smooth with mild carbonation and slightly bitter pumpkin pie filling, carrot cake flavor with a slight hint of malt and hops. Alcohol is very mild as well, making this brew hard to keep in the glass, but it does catch up to you before long. The taste is just a notch below the nose in freshness...making me really want to get my hands on a fresh bottle! If only I could find this on tap!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2908) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2009
2009 batch. From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is a rich orange-amber with nice clarity but almost no head retention. Practically no carbonation activity. It is almost stagnant. The aroma is of pumpkin spice but there is also a weird sweetness of brown sugar to it or maybe a bit of butternut squash. The taste tends to be both sweet and sour with a strong dose of pumpkin spice and hops along with something smooth and sweet. And thereís also something tart. This is truly a complex seasonal and is one of the more unique pumpkin spice brews I have ever had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (1573) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Poured orange color with white head. Nutty, graham cracker,and cinnamon aromas. Creamy mouthfeel. Nutty flavors followed by cinnamon and spice. One of the better pumpkin ales Iíve had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2541) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Clear copper/amber color. Spicy sweet bread nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is sweet, cinnamon, pumpkin. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.49 for a 22oz bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2009
nose is banana bread with a slight hint of pumpkin. pours reddish golden with good white head that sticks around. taste is bready with heavy nutmeg. the pumpkin is a bit disguised as banana. a pretty good novelty beer, but i will not buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
22 oz. Bottle. Pours a nice golden color. Semlls of ginger, nutmeg and other spices. Great beer. Flavor was complex including cinnamon. HIghly recommended pumpkin beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9430) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle at Haket, GŲteborg. On September 26, 2009
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, soft gingerbread, smooth, spicy, Christmas like scent. Sweet, bitter, spicy, pumpkin taste. Gingerbread aftertaste. Smooth a bit spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Fun bit too much after a while. Smells fantastic, though drinkability is about one glass, a bomber should be split 4 ways or so, not 2 as we did.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle. Low but lasting white fluffy head. Clear amber body. Cinnamon cookie like sweet pumpkin aroma and flavor. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (1011) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 Pours a clear orange with a small white head. The aroma on this is amazing. Very sweet with lots of roasted pumpkin, spices, bread, and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is similar to the aroma, very sweet too. Medium bodied with light carbonation. One of the best pumpkins available. Additional notes; significant hop bitterness when fresh.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pinball (11809) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2009
aroma is very sweet, pumpkin, honey. ripe cereral sweet. actually quite frightnening. clear orange, small white head. flavor is very sweet/ripe, cinnamon, spices galore, like a homebaked cake where someone dropped too much spices into the cake. sort of dry.this one very hard to finish.


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