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RATINGS: 1909   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Pumking is an ode to Pca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Pca 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 its alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its 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 7/20
Byrnezk (1) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2015 does not count
My favorite pumpkin style beer. Great taste and aroma - not overwhelmingly strong in any way. Withheld perfect score due to price

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
florio2 (6) - - OCT 12, 2015 does not count
Too much vanilla and spices. Too sweet but a nice color and finish. Thought it would be better given the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Nice medium spice aroma. Taste is very layered with spices, pumpkin flavor and light sweetness and earthiness to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3792) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle at America on Tap Brown sugary caramel maltiness with plenty of pie spices to cut through it, not the worst pumpkin beer Ive ever had, might even like it in small doses.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tyr (3) - Gastonia, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2015 does not count
Sampled on tap at Carolina Cinemas Charlotte. Nose of vanilla, spices. Tasted of Lucky Charms, and long, sticky, and (for me) undesirable finish on the tongue. I can see why it would be popular in and amongst the style, but not something I personally care to try again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
BigRedOne (1) - Natick, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2015 does not count
Couldnt even finish a bottle. TOO MUCH vanilla/floral flavor. Absolutely overwhelming!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Easily one of the best pumpkin beers Ive had. The pumpkin spice is very good and understated from start to finish. Tried courtesy of Ryan and Liz in 2015.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (473) - Minneapolis, - OCT 9, 2015
Im not a pumpkin beer drinker but my wife loves them and since this is considered one of the best I thought why not. The smell is sweet pumpkin. Alcohol is well hidden. I can see why for the style its so high rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Body has a gilded orange hue with minimal dusting of white head. Delicious smell of pumpkin, candied yams, nutmeg, and vanilla. Light citrus spice taste followed by warm pumpkin flavors, banana bread, toasted coconut, and faint herbals. Creamy mouthfeel with very smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (425) - - OCT 4, 2015
Vibrant pumpkin and graham cracker aroma, vanilla and cinnamon too. Taste is just like the aroma with some hops in the finish.

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