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RATINGS: 1806   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DenverLogan (827) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Amber color; small head. Great aroma and taste of lovely sweet pumpkin cookies or pie. Absolutely amazing. Taking pumpkin beers to a new level. Reminds me of the flavor of the early batch of New Glarus Apple...way back when...the big bottles when it tasted like liquid dutch apple pie. Buth this is a pumpkin which so often fails to satisfy. This Southern Tier Pumpking has an aroma of warm pumpkin pie...how do they do this?!! Itís sweet but lovely...not an everyday beer, but something yummy and I need more samples. Tasted again Sep 4, 2013 - Absolutely delicious...while most pumpkins are so-so, this stands out regardless of style as a spectacular brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3146) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Pours a clear copper. Thereís something here, maybe one of the spices that comes across almost woody and is just a little too much. Sweet malt doesnít quite come across as cloying. Creamy body. Better warm than it is cold.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Slightly hazy amber/orange body, thin cream head. Bready, sweet nose, with a crapload of cinnamon and nutmeg. Cakey, spicy body, like sucking on the contents of a cinnamon or nutmeg can. Bready malts. Sweet but never syrupy. Iíd never drink a full bottle, but I was really surprised by how much I liked this.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Theis (13806) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle at Bagers (Thanks Sune). Clear amber - white head. Cookies, spicy cookies, bread, sweetness, perfumed, christmas cookies, spicey, (pumpkin ??), roasted. Wierd and ugly.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
Thanks to Drewbeerme for hooking me up with this one. Pours a clear amber with a small head. Phew, very sweet with lots of cookie dough pumpkin and cinnamon. Also some nuts and toffee. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Long dry finish, again with cookie dough. I donīt understand this beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (3565) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Clear amber color with a lasting little cream colored head. The nose has a little pumpkin pie spice to it, but Iím getting more hazelnut than anything else, both in the nose and the taste. Caramel sweetness, cinnamon, nutmeg but I just canít get past the nuttiness. It has that artificial hazelnut taste I donít like from the Rogue hazelnut. I have another bottle at home I will have to drink to see if this is an aberation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
A: Poured into my Sam Adams glass it has a crystal clear amber orange body with some white lacing on the surface. S: Pumpkin pie. T: Pumpkin pie, but with more malt and bitterness than a real pie. Could have been a bit sweeter. M: Medium bodied. D: I was actually very surprised when I saw that this was 9% ABV. This is a pretty decent pumpkin beer all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a clear pumpkin orange with a thick white head that dies quick and doesnt really lace. Such a shocking smell. I thought Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin was huge but this takes the er.. pie. Literally like a fresh one of Grandmas famous pumpkin pies was shoved in my nostrils. Tastes the same as the smell. I feel like I should be putting whip cream on this beer. Big pumpkin, nutmeg, maybe cinnemon. Unbelievable. ABV is non existant. Full in the mouth and is thick but delicious. I didnt sip this, I ate this beer up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Bright orange color with a white head; good retention and lacing. Aromas of baked pumpkin and various spices. Taste is sweet, cookie-like, with some pumpkin, candi sugar, and spice. Less than medium carbonation with body right between light and medium. Probably the best pumpkin beer Iíve had; all others have left me wanting more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6269) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2007
22. Thanks, Goldtwins! Wow, this one is really aiming for that pie-like quality. Pours a very slightly hazy dark amber with a nice moussy white head that settles quickly, leaving rings and a film of foam. Huge pie spice nose--very sweet and candied and powdery; you almost think you have ground spices in your nose. Medium body, tingling carb. Huge spicy mid-palate and finish. This one tastes like pumpkin pie spice at every stage. Borderline overly sweet, but very tasty if youíre in the mood for such a beer.


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