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RATINGS: 1835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fraynoyes (5) - Astoria, USA - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
Extremely smooth amazing beer! Every component of pumpkin pie can be picked out in. The ultimate dessert beer, a MUST try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WillRunForBeer (1517) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bomber. Pours orange brown with only a trace of head. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon, oatmeal cookie. Taste is caramel, squash, lots of cinnamon, nutmeg.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
benfergy (235) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - NOV 14, 2014
The aroma has a caramel malt, and more prominently, many spices. The taste is definitely sweet. The finish is malty. It’s an hour unusual beer, and a good one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2014
bière trop épicée avec un fort gout de cannelle et pas un gout très intéressant le point de vue n’est peut être pas objectif du moment que je n’aime pas le style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (912) - 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 (6749) - 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 (2641) - 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 (2551) - 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.

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