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RATINGS: 1669   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2007
this was not your normal pumkin beer, very unique flavors that made this one really stand out among the rest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5236) - Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2009 22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark orange/amber with a medium off white head. The aroma had a spice mix that you might associate with pumpkin, but to be honest I found it mostly offensive. The flavor again was not something I enjoyed. The combination of spices didnít work for me. This was my first attempt at drinking a pumpkin beer and I must admit that I will be guarded in the future. I have enjoyed most other Southern Tier beers so this is disappointing. Re-rate on 11/27/09 I donít know if I had a bad bottle, I was in a bad mood or my palate has changed, but this was much better than the first time I had it. The spices and pumpkin work well together and this has now jumped close to the top of the list for pumpkin beers for me.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Funknmilla (676) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2007 2007..22 oz bottle....straight up pumpkin pie aroma, and some candied yams....tastes like candied yams, and not as much pumpkin, marshmallows as well....dark orange with an off-white head...creamy texture, one of , if not the best pumpkin beers iíve ever tasted....a sweet finish, and nice lingering light spices...cinaminy!!...(9 % well disguised)

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NJDevilz69 (28) - Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2007
From a 22oz bottle. This is one of those times when you try a flavored beer and it tastes like what you think it would. Pumpkin pie. Its nose is like a pie baking in your grandmaís oven. Only complaint I guess would be the head didnt stick around long and it was kinda light in color. But for a beer that is 9% you couldnt even tell. The best pumpkin I have ever had and I have tried plenty. Itís just that F**kin good.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Way too much in the spice department for me. The smell even made me sick. Not as good as I thiought it wiould be

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off white head. Aromas of pumkin, spices, and butter. Taste of allspice, nutmeg, cloves and other spices tend to dominate over the pumpkin. To over the top in spices to be a favor of mine. I liked the Saranac Pumpkin Ale much better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmongoose (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2007
as someone explained to me this beer is a carrot cake with liquid pumpkin infused. poured out 2 glasses and the first sip was so intense i thought what in the hell is this. it was a clear copper/red color with little head. the flavor is so intense and crisp it was perfect. their is a nutty after taste to it and it was just a wonderful beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2007
22oz bottle. pours clear copper with small white head. the aroma is loaded with pumpkin and nutmeg. flavor taste just like pumpkin pie, loaded with pumpkin flavor. thereís also some spicy hop note lingering. carbonation is smooth, the alcohol is well hidden as its only slightly noticed through some warmth in the back of the throat. at times, itís all a bit too much, but if you should have one pumpkin beer this season, this should be it. i actually paired this with pumpkin pie. as you can imagine, it was a bit overkill.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Bottle from Whole Foods, NYC, NY. Orange, amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is doughy, graham crackers, pumpkin, whipped cream, raisen. Taste is pumpkin, strong, whipped cream, graham crackers. Awesome brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
Pours an amber-ish colour with a medium off-white head. Pumpkin and spice aroma. Big pumpkin taste. This stuff is pumpkin pie in a bottle. Wasnít sure if I liked it at first but that pumpkin flavour is so intense and delicious!


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