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RATINGS: 1824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Pumking is an ode to Pca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Pca 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 its alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its 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
jonnyguns (1102) - 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 (1685) - 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 (351) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2014
On draught at roscoes - pours clear golden with small head. Bose of pumpkin bread, doughy. Taste is of pumpkin pie, spices, complete with crust. Very nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1347) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Gold pour. Huge aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, spice, and Christmas cookies. Flavor is great gingerbread, pumpkin spice and vanilla. Quite intense.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (419) - Americus, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle shared with a friend. Pours amber with a white head Aroma of pumpkin and spices. (nutmg, ginger, anice) Tastes of pumpkin pie: vanilla, butter, and nutmeg. Medium bod. Better than pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (1274) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
650 ml bottle Appearance: Amber with a small decent sized but thin white head Aroma: Sweet aroma of pumpkin and spices. (nutmg, ginger, anice) Taste: Starts sweet vanilla and butter then goes over in a more vegetable pumpkin taste with a few biscuit tones and some nice spices in the back . Finish is pumpkin bread, biscuit and some hops. Medium body, average carbonation, In short quite close to liquid pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (426) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2014
22oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: golden orange in color. Small head. Mostly clear. Aroma: pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger. Like pumpkin chai. Really nice. Taste: mildly sweet. Slightly bitter finish. Well balanced. Palate: medium body. Medium finish. Overall: my favorite pumpkin beer. Best aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmargarucci (165) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Bomber from drinks of the world in Basel. Pours quite Amber and clear. But the aroma is very strong cinnamon, vanilla nutmeg and sweet malt. Palate is balance with just enough carbonation. I am mixed on the taste. First sip was awful. But it grows on you. By the end I thoroughly enjoyed it. High abv is well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsandman (611) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours bright orange gold, white head. Aroma is nutmeg, eggnog, cinnamon, vanilla, pumpkin spice. Flavor is uber sweet vanilla, pumpkin spiced latte. This is reaaal sweet.

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