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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (1980) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Big cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin aromas. Pumpkin, vegetal, earthy, slight alcohol flavors. To me the pumpkin flavor is this beer is a little funny. Not my favorite pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dansac (89) - Loa Angeles, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Great pumpkin ale by ST. Everything I ever wanted from the style: huge on the spices; cinnamon, clove, nutmeg... some bitterness, medium-full mouthfeel, and some booze there as well, sweetness... Malty, without being too cloggy. Very nice stuff; would love to try a barrel aged version of this on rum or bourbon. :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
Bomber bottle. Reddish amber with off white head. Aroma of pumpkin, cardamom, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel and sweet malts. Taste is sImilar; like a pumpkin pie. Not cloyingly heavy but pretty fresh with lots of pumpkin and spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gutifa (135) - Bad Wurzach, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2013
Orange beer with a good white head. Aroma is delicious! Is really sweet, with caramel and cinnamon. But also some toffee and even some chocolate. In mouth you can find some pumpkin and malty sweetness. Full of spyces and with a more or less bitter end. The first Pumpkin ale that i like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
Big Bottle from SB cons 2013-11-30 Göteborg AR: sweeties, cinnamon AP: orange pretty clear body, wee frothy deminishing semi trans white head F: rich carbonation, caramel, cinnamon, tutti frutti, a bit thin to start with but then full bodied - first pumkin that was kind of good for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Davhgbrew (925) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Copper with huge pumpkin aroma. Big vanilla in the first sip. Medium bodied and creamy like texture. Barrel aged like flavor, prob from the large amount of vanilla and caramel. Alcohol is well masked. Caramel is also big in the finish. Just too much malt sweetness for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (824) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Poured from a 22 oz bomber with Thangiving dessert. Pours a reddish orange with a small tan head with very little lacing. Aroma is of pumpkin meat, pie spices, caramel, sweet malts, vanilla, and cinnamon. Taste is sImilar to the atom wih some nice pumpkin and pie crust notes. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a slighty dry, medium finish. Overall, a very nice pumpkin ale that went we’ll with the pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamT (150) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
22oz bottle share compliments of Dave F., Thanksgiving 2013. Golden hue wth mostly diminishing white head, virtually no lacing. The pumpkin and spice hue punch you in the nose even before you pour this into a glass. Heavy pumpkin, spice & nutmeg greet your taste buds in the best way possible, the moderate average finish is just as enjoyable. I thought DFH Punkn was my favorite pumpkin beer, not anymore. Best spice/pumpkin beer I have had so far!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, hint of cinnamon. Sweet flavour, pumpkin pie. Light astringent. Malty finish with strong notes of pumpkin pie spices. Not a big fan of this type of beer I guess.
(From 66cL bottle @ ZZT VIIIb, Oirschot 2013. Thanks for sharing, Abijen!)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
joshwoodward (558) - - NOV 26, 2013
Good god, this is awful. I’ve had it several times at the request of the millions of people who adore this beer. I can say, without hesitation, that this is the single most terrible beer I’ve ever tasted. That bitter spicy thing makes me vomit in my mouth, and ironically, the vomit improves the flavor of this beer substantially. The emperor not only has no clothes, but is drunk on the floor masturbating in the spice aisle of an Aldi.

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