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RATINGS: 1721   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.
2014 - New label design w/orange/white/green, 8.6% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ILoveBeer814 (2) - Rimersburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
I love pumpkin beer season. This one has been one of my favorites since I started drinking seasonals. The smell is amazing. The taste is a little stronger than some other kinds of Pumpkins. Overall just a great fall seasonal brew. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratm22 (9) - - SEP 8, 2014 does not count
Southern Tier has held the standard high for a pumpkin ale for may years. Hats of to them for a spicy pumpkin ale that is not over flavored.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyforce (608) - Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Nice solid smooth brew with a faint hint of pumpkin in the background notes. Pours a medium amber color with a light head. Nice pumpkin aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerdedDave (339) - - SEP 7, 2014
amber color; pumpkin and spiced; a bitter beer with pumpkin flavors; a bitter beer with pumpkin pie notes of pumpkin, cinammon and nutmeg; as far as pumpkin beers go, this is one of the better ones - that said, I dtill donít believe that pumpin should ever be used in the brewing process

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (593) - Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bomber - Deep orange, nice pumpkin pie aroma. It is spicy with some cinnamon but the alcohol sticks out a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ssanders79 (2) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
Wonderful flavor with a pleasant pumpkin bread aroma. Followed another reviewers suggestion to rim glass with cinnamon sugar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx77 (1366) - Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On draught at BeerMongers for their fifth anniversary. 2012 vintage. Clear full golden color. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and vanilla. Taste is exactly like pumpkin pie filling with some bourbon notes added. Smooth and really flavorful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AKORN (140) - Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Malt, dough, sweet spices and pumpkin aroma (and Old Bay, sounds crazy). Light golden pour with nice white head. Nice bitterness, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, gram cracker and doughy pumpkin pie taste. Very Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlpeeler (88) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On tap it is mostly clear with small off white head. Taste is malt with spices and yes pumpkin. A bit sweet but it is a good counter to the alcohol. Very rich and smooth without being thick. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1796) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bottled. Hazy orange with a small, fizzy white head. Pretty big graham cracker malty nose (pie crust), vanilla bean, light nutmeg. Lightly sweet flavor that turns slightly bitter. Pumpkin lends an earthy, almost leafy green vegetal flavor, and the middle of the flavor profile has is a mix of toasted pecan and tobacco leaf. Sweetness picks up in the finish, bringing notes of cinnamon milk. Lingering finish is alcoholic and slightly medicinal. Interesting pumpkin beer, not as heavily spiced as I anticipated, and a bit more veggie-heavy than I prefer.

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