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RATINGS: 1688   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours deep yellow with a nice head, aroma of chocolate, cookies, chocolate cookies, pumpkin, lotus cookies, flavor of chocolate, pumpkin, lotus cookies, sweet, nice, medium bodied

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (436) - POLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Barwa: złocista, bursztynowa. Piana na początku obfita, jednak szybko gaśnie. Średnio pęcherzykowa, pozostająca na ściankach. Wysycenie średnie. Aromat: dyniowy, pieczone ciasto, przyprawy korzenne, wanilia. Wyraźnie słodki i przyjemny - aż chce się spróbować. Pozostaje w butelce nawet na drugi dzień. Smak: ciasto, piernik, przyprawy korzenne. Jest także słodowość i suszona skórka pomarańczowa. Oczekiwana dynia prawie niewyczuwalna, chyba, że w cieście. Aromat tego piwa jest na prawdę urzekający i z pewnością zachęca do degustacji. Smak jest nieco inny niż spodziewany, bowiem dynia nie jest w nim prawie obecna. Może to i lepiej bowiem to ciasto smakuje całkiem nieźle. Nie ma tu także aż takiego ataku goździków i spółki, jaki mamy okazję próbować w polskich "pumkinach". To również działa na plus, bowiem krajowe wersje są zwykle męczące. Tutaj dostajemy całkiem harmonijne piwo, które warto spróbować.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gopherfan99 (418) - CROATIA - MAR 16, 2014
Bomber bottle, pours a dark red with a small head. Sweet taste with a hint of spice and bitterness. Fabulous beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
Backlog. Bottle @ Green Lion Inn 2011, aged for about 12 months in average conditions. For those of you into the seasonals this is one of the better i’ve tried, still though, not quite my cup of tea.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jorn69 (900) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
@ Ölprovning på Havregatan 7 mars 2014. Kryddig (kardemumma), smörig, smörkola, ganska hög sötma, bra beska.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
_angst_ (2701) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2014 Bomber bought some place I can’t remember. Smell is insanely sweet and slightly spicy with powdered sugar, pumpkin, hay, aspartame, cloves, pie crust, cotton candy, high fructose corn syrup, carrot cake, cream cheese and possibly every sugar that exists in the universe. It’s offensively sweet… Taste is very sweet, tiny bitter and spicy packed with what I’d imagine the vomit of an incredibly obese child that has been let loose in a candy shop would taste like combined with pumpkin I guess. Fucking bloody hell! I can feel my blood crystallize. The smell haunts me. Fuck, I can’t even find the words to rate constructively… I hope somethings wrong with this bottle. If not this is probably as far from what suits me as it possibly gets.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
retinadoc (120) - - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. The best beer I’ve ever had, bottle or draft. Unlike any beer I’ve ever had. Like pumpkin cream pie in a bottle. Rich, cinnamon and nutmeg aroma. Rich deep red color. Delicious, creamy mouthfeel with creamy finish. The sensation is like drinking a rich dessert. Amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5588) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Deep golden with a small head. Slightly sweet aroma wtih fruit an cookie-dough. More spicy cookie-dough in the flavour. Sweet and fruity with a medium bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyOC (1) - USA - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
The best of this type of style I have ever had. Has a wonderful smell of fresh nutmeg and pumpkin pie along with a little banana. Tastes the same and goes back easy and smooth. A little smoky on the back end and could use a bit more of a hoppy finish. Tried in magnum size bottles and on tap. Both equally delicious. A must try for any adventuresome beer lover.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linnet (1095) - 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

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