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RATINGS: 1691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (362) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 27, 2013
From notes -- From a 22oz bomber. Pours a pretty caramel color with quickly dissapaiting head. Smell is of graham cracker, cinnamon, and vanilla, maybe a hint of clove. Taste is almost identical to the scent, tastes like a graham cracker crust and pie ingrediants. Beer finishes well. Would like another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (613) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Pours a medium light-gold with a short white head. It has a great aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, graham cracker, and some nutmeg. The flavor is pumpkin, spices, and graham cracker with a sweet, pumpkin pie finish over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5731) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear golden. Lovely aroma of cake, pumpkin, vanilla, speculoos cookies, a bit of chocolate and spicy notes. Sweetish flavor with spices, malt, a bit of pumpkin, cookie notes and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled August, 2011 A: Pours orange, pumpkin orange. Single finger of transient, white foam falls quickly to a broken sheet of the same with a central cap. Excellent clarity, looks like a melted orange popsicle. S: Graham cracker crust, cinnamon, a little nutmeg. Smells sweet and slightly oxidized. T: Well, Southern Tier has a knack for making things taste like their name - tastes like pumpkin pie, a bit of whipped cream and orange zest here for me. The spices resonate for a time after I swallow. M: Medium bodied with moderate carb and a nice long slick on the finish. O: This beer is exactly what I anticipated it would be, that being said - I don’t dislike it, but do not subscribe as fervently as many in the forums do. It’s good, about as good as every beer in the Black Water series - it’s literally well done, but nothing more. Serving type: bottle 09-27-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunk_again (164) - GREECE - DEC 19, 2013
650ml bottle. clear orange color with thin head. aroma is cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, cardamom. taste is pretty much the same with moderate to heavy sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3110) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Spices, pumpkin, cinnamon.
Body: Medium body and low carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, pumpkin, hops, cinnamon, sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nasmith003 (62) - Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Sweet pumpkin pie aroma and copper orange color. Sweet malty backbone with hints of nutmeg and allspice. Clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyScallywag (63) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Very good pumpkin beer. Lots of flavor but not obnoxious. Pretty pricey. I would buy a bottle or 2 at the bar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (250) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Nice pumpkin taste with almost no spices ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhliesen (719) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Bomber---a little late to the ratings, also had the past two or three year’s brews. Orange color with a small head, light lacing. Full aroma of pumpkin, caramel and nutmeg. Taste has vanilla up front balanced with the pumpkin and spices. Some caramel on the finish with a light finish unlike most other pumpkin beers. Produce place.

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