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RATINGS: 1900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1034) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2016
Flaska köpt på whole foods market bowery, NYC. Kopparfärgad vätska med beiget skum. Kraftig smak av mjuk pepparkaka, vanilj och pumpa. Kryddig smak med samma smaker som i doften. Fin maltighet med len munkänsla och bra kolsyrehalt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2837) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2016 Golden color with white head. Aroma is pumpkin spices and some vanilla. Some bitter coffee like notes. Pumpkin Spice Latte? Pretty damn close. This is big, rich. malty, spicy. Best pumpkin beer I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (899) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Poured from the bomber from tavour. Thin head. Aroma is strong of alcohol. Lots of holiday and pumpkin pie type spices. This particular pumpkin beer does seem to have good pumpkin flavor though. But the alcohol is a bit strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (786) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Pours nice amber with lasting white head. Huge aroma of pumkin and spice. Nice bready base to balance the slightly sweet pumkin flavor. Lasting spice finish to a great beer. Probably the best pumkin I have had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnokaBrewer (169) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Strong aroma of pumpkin and spices. Golden in color, not a lot of carbonation or head. Taste is lightly sweet, with the taste of pumpkin pie spices. Not a strong hop presence. Some bitterness in the finish, but that may be from the spices rather than the hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, pumpkin, rich nutmeg, & gingerbread; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pumpkin, caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, and some hops; Nicely balanced; The alcohol is fairly well hidden; One of the classics (great aroma).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (378) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Thanksgiving, so was aged about a year. Pumpkin ales are hit or miss for me, but I enjoyed this one. Not overwhelming on the spices, and the pumpkin stands out through in body and taste. Getting some vanilla or cream in the flavor as well. Has a cloudy medium orange to light brown appearance. Good enough to sample again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (710) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Nice looking orangy brown. Malty and spicy aroma. Medium full body. Not much alcohol. Flavor is rather sweet. Malty flavors, I guess a pumpkin-like background, but mostly the spices predominate. A bit sticky and syrupy. I guess it’s well made, I just don’t get the pumpkin beer thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OrthoDoc (175) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Amazing how you can actually taste the crust. Very sweet and enjoyable but one per season is enough . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (623) - Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Pale copper color. Short-lasting head. Smells and tastes like pumpkin pie, crust included. Maybe a hint of vanilla. Fairly sweet with almost no bitterness. Lacks balance. Interesting, but most likely a one-time purchase. For dessert only.

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