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RATINGS: 1910   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Jakebra crush. Aight, I have definitely had worse beers. That being said, not a fan of the Pumking. The smell is offensive at first, then you get used it, then it’s offensive again. Taste is pie crust, sourness, and dry dryness that leaves your tongue stuck to the roof of your mouth. Very disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2008
[Tap] Pours a clear deep orange with a moderate off white head that dissipates gradually. Aroma is pumpkin, pie crust, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Flavor is a lot of pumpkin, a little spice, and a crusty type flavor. This beer goes waaaaay downhill after it gets warm, make sure it stays cold. Otherwise, a great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Very tasty brew that as soon as I opened it up consumed my nose with its rather spicy aroma. Flavor is much the same with cinnamon coming through and very creamy on the palate. I enjoyed it but couldn’t justify the cost of a case.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2008
22oz bottle via trade with shadey. This was one amazing beer. Pours a hazy orange with a 2 finger off white head that yielded some lacing. Tons of ginger bread, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice on the nose. Flavor held creamy vanilla and some pumpkin spice. Finish was medium in body and to put it frankly......freakin awesome!! Glad I have 2 of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
A great beer... nutmeg and vanilla aromas followed by a huge pumpkin kick. Great for this time of year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3838) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 Bottle. Wow, this absolutely surprised me. I was worried about a pumpkin beer but it was awesome. Very unique aroma and flavour profile that was more like ginger bread than anything I expected. Fantastic on a cool autum evening. You definitely need to try this even if you are scared of pumpkin flavouring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Haslinger (909) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2008
22 ounce bottle. Pours a nice orange haze. Very good aroma of gingerbread and warm spices. Smells a lot like a kitchen should around the holidays. The taste is absolutely delicious. Spicy, caramel, some gingerbread cookie taste. This is a damn good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bomber. Crystal clear orange amber with a foamy white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles flying to the top. Nose smells just like Ivinís ginger snaps. Flavor is ginger snaps and pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Interesting, pleasant, but I donít get the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 Pours a dark orange with a bit of copper and a nice off-white fluffy head. Aroma is extremely sweet with a bit of spiciness, exactly like pumpkin pie as everyone here agrees. Flavor is much like taking a bite of pumpkin pie and it immediately liquefies in your mouth. It was very well balanced though between the spice and the sweet malts which gave it the edge over other pumpkin ales. Nice smooth and creamy finish as well. Full bodied and low carbonation. This is a very rich and warm beer that is quite different than any others in the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bomber. Forgive me but, yes, it pours a clear pumpkin orange with a small dirty white head. The head quickly settles to just a few pools of bubbles. Unmistakable pumpkin pie aroma - no need to light a pumpkin spice candle if one of these is being poured. Aggressive pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and anise. Very sweet but somehow dryish finish and creamy texture. This is no decorative miniature pumpkin. I liked it but did feel that it was too heavily spiced.

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