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RATINGS: 1822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (856) - Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
On draft. Amber color with one finger white head. Pumpkin and slight cinnamon aroma. The cinnamon comes out more on the taste. Just a tad too sweet, but nice for a pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle @ home... Pours light murky golden with no head.... The gingerbread man! ...Cinnamon and hops....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6579) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel), with notes of nutmeg, pumpkin, peanut butter, cooked rice. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, heavily to harshly bitter, unclean. Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Like Warlock, this is just terrible, there’s no mincing words here. Virtually no head formation or retention, unpleasant/weird/disjointed aroma of boiled rice, peanut butter, and nutmeg, and syrupy and wayyyyyyyy overspiced bitterness in the mouth. An extraordinarily unpleasant beer, even slightly more so than Warlock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2626) - GERMANY - NOV 10, 2014
Cinnamon. In the nose and taste. Cinnamon. Over done. But the there are some good qualities too like a good mouth feel. Otherwise this is challenging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
YogiBeera (2540) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2014 Light golden color. Super intense cinnamon milk rice nose . Terrible bleach cinnamon taste. Awful , I wonder if something wasn't quite right with if at the bar I had it. Have to revisit it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle, finally got around to opening this one. Lighter in color than I was expecting, lager-like color and aroma, with grain and light hops mixing with the butter and pie crust and cinnamon aroma. Very hard to make sense of this, combination of a lightly hopped ale, along with egg custard, musty earthy pumpkin, some cinnamon and nutmeg, and more lightly bitter hops in the finish. A pumpkin IPA, go figure. Some thought definitely went into this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (775) - GREECE - NOV 7, 2014
650 ml bottle at home. Almost clear orange color with white head. aroma is sweet spicy, pumpkin pie with sugar and cinnamon on top, cloves. Taste is sweet and light bitter, spicy again, cinnamon and cloves, light chocolate. Medium oily body, soft carbonation, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1099) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2014
On tap at Rattle n Hum NY. Pours brown in colour with small tan head. Nose shows pumpkin, spice, and some sweet chocolate. Taste is roasty, sweet from the pumpkin with enough spice to balance it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1610) - Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle - good size foamy head, medium orange color, definite pumpkin and spice aroma and flavor, sweet malt backbone, as my girlfriend put it "tastes like someone dropped a piece of pumpkin pie in my beer!" - good pumpkin beer, not too overpowering but enough pumpkin flavor to know its there ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (339) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Poured into shaker glass an orange Amber with little head. Aroma was pure punpkin pie, pumpkin and spice. Taste was the same with a note of alcohol and a spice finish. Enjoyed but a little to much pie for me I like the balance of Warlock better.

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