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RATINGS: 1669   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linnet (1091) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
Ar: vanilla, cinnamon, pumkin, very spicy, lots of sweet sugar, alcohol, caramel, solvents. Ap: amber colour, medium off-white head. T: low bite, big sweetness, spices, pumkin, alcohol. P: funny that a beer with as high an ABV feels thin, soft carbonation, sweet and warming finish. O: nah

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DearBeer2013 (39) - - FEB 8, 2014
Immediate taste of pumpkin then alcohol. It was alright, but maybe a little too sweet for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GraveAtSea (139) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Nice amber, clear color with small white head. Aroma: pumpkin, cakes, sweet spices - very nice. Taste: a lot of pumpkin, roast pumpkin, pumpkin jam, some root spicies in the background. Overall balanced, semi dry and very drinkable. Warming finish. The greatest pumpkin ale that i ever tasted.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimski (49) - - JAN 16, 2014
Southern Tier's Pumking has a beautiful copper color and a slight nutmeg/cinnamon aroma. One can taste pumpkin with some spice up front with a dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beyondbud (7) - - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
Beautiful deep orange color with a small white head. Dominant aroma is pumpkin(of course), a very pure smell. Not with a lot of spices. Taste is similar: pure pumpkin but not overwhelming; very smooth. I think this is the best pumpkin beer I've had, although I like some clove and nutmeg taste in others. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
VictorStr (1230) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
Hype:n runt denna är ju.. Fattar inte helt enkelt. Aroma av kaka, morot/peppar kaka. Smaken likaså.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wihlan (227) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
Intressant början men man tröttnade rätt snabbt på den. Toner av pepparkaka ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
txolo (154) - SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
Huele a calabaza y especias que asusta, sabe a coca de carabassa de la marina alta, la que hacen las ueletas en las casas, de color muy naranja, dan ganas de comerla en plato, muy dulce y alicorada, se nota la calabaza como debe ser, de espuma poco persistente

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (312) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 27, 2013
From notes -- From a 22oz bomber. Pours a pretty caramel color with quickly dissapaiting head. Smell is of graham cracker, cinnamon, and vanilla, maybe a hint of clove. Taste is almost identical to the scent, tastes like a graham cracker crust and pie ingrediants. Beer finishes well. Would like another.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (588) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a medium light-gold with a short white head. It has a great aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, graham cracker, and some nutmeg. The flavor is pumpkin, spices, and graham cracker with a sweet, pumpkin pie finish over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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