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RATINGS: 1886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbunting75 (40) - - OCT 31, 2015
Pours a nice reddish orange color. Nose is pumpkin pie spice, stronger on the palate. At or near the top of the class for pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (332) - Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Crystal clear copper color, light head that dissipates entirely rather swiftly. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice, crust, pumpkin. Taste follows suit, sweet malts present. Low bitterness. Really good for fall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raoul_duke (212) - - OCT 26, 2015
22oz bomber. Nice orange red appearance. No head. Smells like pumpkin and spice. Tastes like pumpkin and spice. Great for what it is. Tastes like fall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (364) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a fading white foamy head. Aroma of pumpkin, spice, ginger, oranges, bread. Taste is of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, clove. Smooth, soft mouthfeel, balanced, not overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (192) - - OCT 25, 2015
I had it on tap. It pours a cloudy orange color with some head and lacing. The aroma is pumpkin with less spice than your average pumpkin beer. You still have a little cinnamon and nutmeg. Thereís also a slight tartness to the aroma and taste. The taste mirrors the aroma. Itís smooth. As it warms, the alcohol becomes more pronounced. This is very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (250) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2014 drank one year later. Bomber into wine glass. Appropriately,a squash orange pour, very minimal head. Actually smells like pumpkin, or pumpkin bread. Very light on the spice, barest hint of ginger. In the mouth, similar. Liquidated pumpkin bread. Very mild hops in the mouth. Generally not a fan of pumpkin bears since they tend to be spice and not gourd, but this is the opposite, and therefore rather pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhatB420 (760) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2015
12oz bottle on my bday into a glass. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, sweetness all over. Taste of more of the same with more cinnamon sticks. The sweetness embodies and hides the abv. Perfect for this time of year in moderation or without. But it would be hard to ingest more than two at one sitting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1461) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2015
A decent pumpkin overall. Pours an ugly clear yellow with no head. Smells good, of real pumpkin, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla ice cream. Taste is pumpkin pie and ice cream. Had on tap at Hop Supply in Wilmington.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4599) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
On tap at Villain & Saint. Orange body with slight head. Nose is fruity, spicy, with caramel and malts. Quite spicy taste. One of the better pumpkin beers I have had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (244) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2015
On tap at Middletown Fine Wine and Spirits. Pours amber with a white head. Light lacing in the glass. Nice pumpkin aroma with some nutmeg and caramel aromas. Flavors pop. Nice pumpkin pie flavor with spices in the finish. A little alcohol warmth at the end. Very nice ale.

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