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RATINGS: 1897   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Strange aroma right off the start. Kind of like graham cracker crust with but with some strange floral bitter after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (1077) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
Rating this from memory; had this a few times and forgot to rate it. One of the best pumpkin brews I’ve tried without a doubt, nice authentic pumpkin flavour with spice. An archetype of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Tap at Worden Hall, Boston. It pours clear golden with a decent white. The nose is sweet, earthy, pumpkin pie, allspice, candy and cardboard. The taste is bitter, earthy, pumpkin, decent amount of spice, alcohol boost, earth, caramel shortbread and pumpkin pie with quite a drying finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Ok for what it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seehaferb23 (186) - - SEP 27, 2015
$8.60 at NW Growlers in Sherwood, Oregon. Tasted by the Cannery Row Beer Club. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2015
I don't know what to say. It's not awful, but it's not great. I'll never drink it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thickheaded8 (1) - - SEP 26, 2015 does not count
poured from a 12 oz bottle with a very thin head..aroma is vanilla bean, spices and very nutty..palate is the same and is dominated by nuttiness..i get a lot of hazelnut.. more pumpkin comes through as it warms a little...this is a bit of a departure from other pumpkin beers...very enjoyable brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tstamba (699) - Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bomber to a pint. Clear copper with thin head but ample carbonation. Smells like a beautiful fall day in the pumpkin patch... Sweet toffee malt and pumpkin pie a la mode... Delicious seasonal brew, even my beautiful bride liked it...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Quick3Beers (844) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pours an amber from a bottle. Vanilla, rum, allspice aromas, similar flavor. Where’s the pumpkin? Tastes like boozy pumpkin spice. Meh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (569) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Pours a golden orange color with a dissipating foam head. The aroma is filled with pumpkin spice, nutmeg, caramel, and a touch of booze. It reminds me of sweet pumpkin pie. Tasting, I notice the spices, with a nice malted grain flavor, some bitter bite, booze, and sugar sweetner. The body is good, not too thin. Overall a good seasonal beverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bkcaldwell (42) - - SEP 22, 2015
Good looking beer. Very smooth to drink. Great aroma. You can smell the spices. Great initial and aftertaste. Very enjoyable palate. Would highly recommend now that Fall is here.

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