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RATINGS: 1806   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 15/20
mkel07 (3739) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique September 2013. Golden orange colour with cinnamon dominating. Pleasurable drop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidobutai (424) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Short lived head, cloudy orange color. Smell was off-putting. But the taste is better, fruity but not really pumpkin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (805) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Aroma of soap with a cloudy amber color with a short lasting white head. Taste like a cheese cake with a hint of pumpkin. A creamy feel with a nice pumpkin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (243) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Pours gold with a white head. Aromas of biscuit and pumpkin. Flavors of vanilla and pumpkin. Very sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (106) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Poured from a bomber dated 8/14/14 - about 5 weeks old. Aroma - definite pumpkin spice to it. Can almost spell a pie crust in there too. Appearance - poured quickly and the head dissipated about as fast as I’ve ever seen. Taste - Definite pumpkin taste - with a very sweet, almost booze taste at the end. Palate - Very sweet after taste. Good beer - not sure how many of these I could drink in a row though. Overall - a solid pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
On tap. Sweet vanilla and pumpkin pie spices along with some hefeweizen yeast character. Hazy pumpkin appearance with only a white collar on top. Sweet pumpkin pie flavour with an assertive bitterness and hefeweizen like esters. Medium body, medium carbonation, midway between smooth and crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jennifer60642 (4) - - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
Smells great. Tastes very sweet, like pumpkin pie almost, but not in a good way.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beastmaster (334) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Shared pour from a neighbor. Color is light orange yellow. Littlw to no head. Huge nose, nutmeg, pumpkin, chocolate, toffee, malts, yagermeister, super. Vanilla flavor, weak body that is barely held together amongst these flavors. Vanilla overpowers this beer and unfortunately so. Other flavors of nutmeg and pumpkin are present but poorly representative of the aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplyFoul (3) - - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
Nice golden body with no head. Pleasant spiced aroma. A surprisingly large amount of delicious pumpkin flavour. Only issue is a slightly unpleasant bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElbowRocker (13) - - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy slightly orange gold. Minimal head, nothing special to look at. Aroma is excellent, smells like a pumpkin pie. Great feel, sweet flavor with all the taste of a pie down to the crust. Well balanced finish. For a specialty seasonal, pretty great dessert type beer. 8.6 ABV.

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