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RATINGS: 1723   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (1443) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2014
On tap. Served a dark coppery color with a small head and bits of lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, bit of spice, nutmeg and a hint of pumpkin pie sweetness. Taste of pumpkin, nice blend of spice with an easy sweetness. Nice bitterness with a bit of lingering spice. Medium body, tasty without being overly sweet. Enjoyable beer that fits the season. Worth checking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilnatp (568) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy orange pour. Aroma of sweet pumpkin bread. Taste is sweet and spiced. .

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (20) - - SEP 3, 2014
Amazing pumpkin beer! Pours light and packs a punch of flavor. The nose alone is spectacular. You can smell the entire pumpkin pie from fruit to crust to the cream! I want drink one of these every week. Very complex and goes down too easy. Yummy

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
txhockeyman (4) - Allen, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
What to say except and amazing beer. The smell is pure pumpkin pie and the taste is nice and full of spice. You can taste the cinnamon and allspice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rhf9120 (9) - North Providence, USA - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
This is one of the best pumkin beers out there in my opinion. Malts and pumpkin come through stong the aroma as well as the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Criz (93) - - SEP 1, 2014
12oz draft into short stem goblet. Pours a medium orange itha medium white head. Huge aromas of pumpkin, vanilla, nutmeg, and buttery crust. Flavors of pumpkin, spicy grains, finished by sweet spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Semi oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Decent pumpkin beer thatís a touch too sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
majorbase2 (13) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Aroma is, obviously, pumpkin. Quite malty, immediately brings pumpkin bread to mind. Smells as if you could eat it. Appearance is a dark amber-orange. Nothing noteworthy appearance-wise.Taste of pumpkin, ginger, a hint of cinnamon. You can almost taste the crust, as well. Aftertaste is great, leaving a nice ginger note on the tongue. Palate is a bit thin; definitely could have benefited from a bit more thickness. Overall, I now understand the hype behind this beer. Canít miss for pumpkin lovers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrnoluv (157) - long beach, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Beautiful apple cider gold, one of the best looking beers I have ever seen! The aroma is spices, cinammon, pepper, pumpkin, the taste is of course pumpkin seeds, spicy as heck, great smooth taste on the swallow! This is a drinker, you can drink this with anything all day. You donít even notice the 8.6 ABV, great beer.

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