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RATINGS: 1835   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle (650ml). Pours a clear bubbly golden-orange with an average size diminishing creamy white head. Aroma: Ke-rist that smells great! It smells like a wonderful pumpkin pie with whipped cream -- lots of pumpkin and spices -- so, so good. Flavourís also of lots of pumpkin and spices along with some hops, caramel malt and just a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied. Definitely the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had -- so good that while drinking it I made plans then and there to go back to the U.S. to get more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wamoore84 (20) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 22 oz bottle. Closest Iíve ever come to pumpkin pie in a beer. Not a big fan of pumpkin ale, but I absolutely loved this beer. All the pumpkin and spices were there in the aroma and followed through in the taste. Full-bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamas (1457) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2007
22 oz. bottle. A slightly hazy copper pour with a smallish light-tan head. Strong freshly-baked pumpkin pie aroma complete with all the usual spices, crust, and even the whipped cream on top! Medium to full-bodied and creamy. Tastes as good as it smells! Nicely balanced with plenty of rich caramel and creamy vanilla to go along with all the spices. Warming alcohol is a little noticeable, but only adds to the depth. Best pumpkin beer Iíve had!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2990) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle obtained from HogTownHarry. Clear copper with a small creamy white head. Aroma - holy CRAP, thatís AWESOME - like the best pumpkin pie EVER. Like HTH says in his rating, you can even smell the whipped cream on top. Man. OK, I guess I should taste it. Oh yeah, more pumpkin pie, with a fantastic sweet malt backing. So good, so balanced, and it hides the 9% SO well. Easily the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6700) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance :Amber with copper hue , medium light creamy top.
Nose :Complex spicy nose , vanilla with malt , baked goods with clove, coriander and re apple..
Flavour/Palate :Some frontal harshness, malted pumpkin in character, Christmas cookie backed with earthy notes. Alcohol well covered , It is shown only as filler (warming).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Rich orange clear, with a thin off white head. Big full sweet creamy body. Rich and creamy pielike fullness. A sort round malt over well proportioned holiday spices. Egg nog? Definitely. A bit thick, lowish in carbonation. A good deal creamy. Something doesnít sit 100% me in terms of the palate... Big bold sweet malt. Spicey, but not in a bad way, not at all. Nutmeg, cinnamon and giant egg nog! A bit sharp with the spicy acidity, but still very balanced due to the enormous sweet rich creamy malt. Creamy finish at first, then spice. What a nice holiday treat!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2007
orange color little murky good head, nose to die for!!! Could have smelled it all night, really good pumpkin nutmeg nose. flavor is nutty with good pumkin flavor chewy mouthfeel, very good, would bye a few of these.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2007
22oz bottle - Hazy light orange color with tiny quickly dissapearing off white head. Aroma has lots of pumpkin, spices, candied ginger, honey, faint caramel. Flavor also has lots of pumpkin, bit of cinnamon, ginger, clove, light caramel, touch of nutmeg, with a mildly sweet finish. A bit overwhelming in the pumpkin and spice notes, just too overdone for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2007
Thanks Mike and Jason for bringing. Above average pumkin beer, orange with soapy head, and noteable lacing. SIgnificant carbonation behind nutmeg, hops kick in at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hiddenvariable (207) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007
bottle. pours a slightly hazy orange with a medium white head that fades to the edges and leaves a bit of lacing. the smell is wow-inducing. it smells, as others have noted, pretty much exactly like pumpkin pie. you can even tell the crust from the gelatin. if pumpkin pie came in liquid form, this is what it would taste like. the alcohol is scarily well-hidden. iím not a huge fan of the style (nor pumpkin pie), but this is by far the best iíve had.

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