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RATINGS: 1811   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11289) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Secret Santa]
[at dedollewaitorís Odense tasting]
Pours lightly hazy orange with a fine, creamy, yellow head. Aroma is heavily spiced, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and a note of íwet socksí?! Fine mouthfeel. Flavour begind with pure pumpkin, then good spiciness. Sweet, peppery, lightly vinious. Nice, but not really my thing...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11319) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices in the nose, along with pumpkin and even a little dough. Sweet and spiced with some alcohol showing. I donít get it. I prefer my spiced beers to be a little spice and primarily beer, but this is just liquid spice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lothore (557) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
A- Deep orange, little to no head, very clear with little to no carbonation present. S- Smells like fresh pumpkin pie, holiday spices with the slightest hint of hops. T- Taste is sweet pumpkin pie, some spices, with a small amount of hops on the back end. M- Very thick and creamy with a decent amount of carbonation. D- 1 pint is definitely delicious and very tasty but it is so sweet I donít know if I could handle more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2008
Pour is lightly hazed orange with a thin tan head...smell is super spicy and the most pumpkin pie smelling pumpkin beer that I have ever had...it really just straight up smells like pumpkin pie...holy shit! This beer just straight up tastes sweet and lightly spiced and really tastes like pumpkin pie...I have never had a pumkin beer like this...well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IEBAILI (126) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2008
Great baked, sweet and spicy aroma, taste is straight up pumpkin pie, but without cloying sweetness. Nice deep golden color. Alcohol is invisible. Very well done beer, a great occasional treat but... still not something I could drink on an everyday basis, the spice is just a little too heavy for that. So Iíll call it a novelty beer, but a very well made one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2008
From a 22oz Bottle. Mostly transparent, ripened banana gold color with a huge head of milky white. Aromas of freshly baked pumpkin bread, complemented by balanced pumpkin pie spices and a doughy malt base. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a creamy texture. Bready malt base with a restrained baked pumpkin flesh flavor. Clove and nutmeg present, but more of a background role. Excellent flavors and remarkable in that the delicate pumpkin flesh isnít lost in a jumble of spice. Great execution.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2008
22 oz bomber. Pours a hazy copper with fluffly off-white head. Aromas of alot of ginger bread cookies, cinnamon and other spicy notes. Tastes is like a ginger bread cookie in liquid form. Notes of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. alcohol is well hidden. Great pumkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2008
22 oz bomber shared by Duane w/ myself and Nimrod. Poured a hazy red/orange with a small white head. Pumpkin, spice and yeast aroma. Decent malt backbone supported the pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, and other spices fairly well. There was just something funky about this that didnít sit right with me. All of the flavors did not mesh well. Still, I kept drinking it, so it wasnít all bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2008
22 oz. bottle from Jerc - thanks man. Pours hazy orange amber with a small off white head. Pumpkin pie aromas, (not at all overdone like some pumpkin beers) sweet squashy notes, a little toasty with brown sugar and pumpkin pie spices. Sweet malty and spicy flavors, pumpkin, molasses, nutmeg, hints of cinnamon and a little peatiness. Medium to full body, gentle carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
Bottle from Buffalo. Cloudy Brown Orange with foamy white head that thins quickly. Enticing ginger, nutmeg, cinamon aroma that tastes the same as it smells. Whatever goes in pumpkin pie is in here. Sweet but lacks carbonation Funny, reminds me of Dogfish Head 90 for some reason. Flavours blend so well you forget itís 9% but leaves you nice and warm, perfect for those cold autumn nights. Had this on tap at Coles in Buffalo and as good as it is in a bottle, it was amazing on tap.

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