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RATINGS: 1818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Pumking is an ode to Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Púca 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 it’s alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let it’s 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Bomber. Poured a clear, brighter orangey-golden with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma was most decidedly chewy and pie-ey.. malty graham crackers and nutmeg, pumpkin meat and cinnamon.. alcohol served to amplify the pie, which was quite delightful! The flavor was very malty and spicy, and unfortunately messy.. pumpkin meat, graham cracker, cinnamon, and nutmeg all fought for attention.. warm boozy notes are left at the finish along with more spicage.. tasty at first, but hard to drink after a while. Chewy and thick on the palate with boatloads of herbal bitterness and pumpkin pie spices around the edges.. creamy carbonation.. good, but just too cloying at several points. Overall a tasty treat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2007
Bottle. A light hazy amber beer with a white head. The aroma and taste is of caramel malt, cookies, cinnamon and cardemomme. Medium body with a light sweet cookie finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (22016) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy amber coloured with a white ehad. Very spicy aroma of caramel, cardemomme, cinnamon and pepper cake.s Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, cardemomme, dough, yeast and hops with notes of alcohol. Yeasty and spicy finish. Much too spicy for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Pale amber colour. Pepperish, bit spiced Jew cake aroma. The flavour is sweet and doughy with cardamomme, peppery, cookies and spices. Cookie peppery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2007
i was really dissapointed in this.There is something strange lingering in the flavor I am not sure what it is.The pour was beautiful.The nose was of pumpkin pie spice with cinnamon and nutmeg.The flavor was pumpkin pie and spices up front but the back end and finish had something strange killing this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of kmweaver. Slightly hazy, pale amber golden with a small, off-white head. Very oddly spiced nose. Medium body with sweet caramel and then a broad palette of spices with cardamom and cinnamon sticking out. Subdued bitterness. This is....odd....in a way that’s really hard to get friendly with. 301107

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
Bottle. Orange-copper body with a small white sudsy head diminishing to a light ring. Aroma is interesting - quite spicy and ginger biscuity essence, some burnt/toasty hints as well. Thick resiny body with orange and gingerbread pumpkin type flavours along with some light caramel. Has a strange dimension that is difficult to really pinpoint. I don’t know, i have mixed feelings about it. I’ll have to revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3395) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Last beer rated at the Richmond "industry" gathering. Light amber. Aroma of pumpkin pie and its crust, surprisingly. Flavor was ginger, cinnamon, faint clove. Frankly, perfect pumpkin pie. Not always my favorite style, but I really like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2007
22 oz bottle-pours a dissipating white head and gold color. Aroma is earthy, pumpkin, medium malt. Taste is earthy, pumpkin, medium malt-caramel, vanilla extract, spices, some hops bite. Nice. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Thanks goes to my brother-in-law. Clear thick pumpkin color. Aroma of pumpkin, and nutmeg. The taste was out of this world. Taste just like the best pumpkin pie in liquid form. Pie crust, nutmeg,light cinnimon,brown sugar, and of course fresh pumpkin. Solid beer. I’m gonna put this on the list every fall.

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