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RATINGS: 1831   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2978) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours a hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, brown sugar and cinnamon spices. Flavor is rich and creamy with pumpkin, light caramel, nutmeg,spicy gingersnaps, and a hint of vanilla. Awesome pumpkin beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Bottle. Poured a very clear golden orange color with a thin white head. Very nice-looking hue. Interesting aroma in that fresh pumpkin flesh is discernible over the traditional nutmeg and cinnamon spices. The spices are noticable, but the freshly-opened gourd aroma is unexpected and pleasing. The spices come out a bit more in the taste, but a nice warm toastiness reminiscent of pumpkin seeds is present as well. The finish is spiced and warm. A welcome new take on the pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2007
#12 [Blind tasting session @ Papsoe 30-11-2007] Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare lacework. Light cloudy golden color. Cinnamon cookie, sweet Christmas spice, cardamom, grain, caramel, cookie dough, toffee. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor. Sweet cookie dough finish. Strange experience, but not bad. Wow it turned out to be pumpkin in this beer. And no one guess it. Then again we donít celebrate Halloween in Denmark and are not accustom to using pumpkin in any kind of food.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7387) - 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 (23765) - 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 (10284) - 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 (25073) - 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 thatís 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.

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