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RATINGS: 1898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2009
Pumpkin orange with a thin white head thatís gone. Aroma of pumpkin, spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, this thing smells like pumpkin pie. Taste of pumpkin, spices, whip cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and mild alcohol. Finishes up pretty spicy. Pretty good for a pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Very golden color with minimal head. Smells like a sliver of pumpkin pie with fresh nutmeg grated on top. Very sweet with a whipped cream finish taste. Best pumpkin beer I have had yet!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3184) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle - Pours a golden amber with a very little head. I thought this would look sexier, but the smell makes up for it a bit. I get a bit of hops on the first whiff, but then the pumpkin and spice hit--pretty much exactly like pumpkin pie, with crust and all. I get a lot of nutmeg with a little mandarin orange in the background. no clue where that came from. Anyways, the taste is pretty much the same pumpkin pie taste that finishes with a stale hops taste. A sweet, malty backbone lingers after itís all swallowed, along with some cinnamon. Itís silky, medium-bodied with mild carbonation. This was about what I expected, but the stale hops on the end really turned me off. Had they tasted fresher, or if this had just bypassed the hops and finished smoothly into the sweet maltyness, this would have been much better. Still impressed, however.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Bottle at DuffmanSWs beer tasting. Pours a clear golden with a half inch white head. Holy hell, this smells exactly like a big chunk of pumpkin pie with a scoop of whipped cream on top. EXACTLY. There is no other way to describe it. Flavor is Not as intense as the aroma. very malty and bready, not alot of bitterness, somewhat mild for such a big beer. Does not seem like 9%. Mouthfeel is chewy and carbonation is generous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 750ml bottle from Ryans Party Store In Port Huron Pours a hazy orange with a hugh frothy long lasting white head The aroma is wait for it Pumpkin and spice The taste is sweet pumpkin Really good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Botlle thanks to beerbill. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and pie crust, with vanilla wafer. Smooth medium body. Incredible flavor mirrors the aroma with authentic pumpkin flesh, pie spice and vanilla on a bready, buttery pie crust malty base. Great pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7241) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange body. Aroma is spice, ginger, and pumpkin pie CRUST. Taste is pumpkin pie. This must be where pies go when they die.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 650ml bottle, purchased at New Beer. Pour is gorgeous. Nose is absolutely incredible pumpkin pie crust, with a ginger and spice -10/10 is not enough. Taste is same with vanilla tones. PWNAGE Without a doubt the best VegtaBrew Iíve had. 4.55

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paleale80 (7) - Lansdowne, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2009 does not count
As the name implies this is the KING of all pumpkin beers. Might be a tad sweet for some, but the aroma of this beer is second to none. This beer smells like fresh baked pumpkin pie. Itís unbelievable, Lacing is very good in this beer.This beer is so complex. You get an overload of pumpkin pie at first taste but then comes the huge malt backbone. Itís such a nice earthy malt flavor. This is a strong beer so be careful. Just because it tastes so good with no alcohol presence at all doesnt mean it wont knock you oout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2005) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Another gusher. I havenít opened any premium beers in months, and the last two have made a total mess of things. This pours with a hazed vermillion body beneath a raucous, fluffy, cream-colored head. Intense aroma is well-spiced and reminiscent of a hearty loaf of pumpkin bread, plenty of nutmeg and graham crackers. Deceptions abound when tasting this beer, since hop and malt character simply give way to the impression that you are consuming an alcohol-infused version of liquid pumpkin bread. Sticky mouthfeel with a mildly effervescent tingle. Hearty and pleasurable in a niche where many pumpkin beers simply cause me to emit another sigh. ~~~~~~~ Purchased October, 2007, Binnyís, Orland Park, IL

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