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RATINGS: 1825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Pumking is an ode to Pķca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Pķca 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 itís alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let itís 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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (3287) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
22 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Golden orange and clear appearance with a dissipating beige head. Aroma of alcohol, pumpkin spices, pie crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, paint thinner and chemicals. Similar flavor, a little messy with a hot finish. Something seems off here. Disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EyeAmBaldman (375) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin off white head. Aroma is spicy, pumpkin pie. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation on the tongue. Taste is fabulous. Has a touch of vanilla and pumpkin pie on the tongue with a bit of nutmeg. Nice seasonal pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (873) - - OCT 17, 2014
Golden orange pour. Nose is fresh pumpkin pie. Taste is pumpkin pie, fruity and bitter ale, mildly astringent for a moment, bitterness and pumpkin spices to the finish. Soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lutz2jm (181) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
A little hot but very good. Loads of cinnamon and nutmeg. Not a lot of cloves. Some bread notes as well. Overall a great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Randy4Beer (350) - - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a dark amber/light copper colour with a thin, quickly dissipating head. Aromas are pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and pie crust. Tasteís are pretty much a repeat of that. Overall, of all of the pumpkin flavoured beers Iíve had, this is the second best. An outstanding beer, and they truly touched on every aspect of pumpkin pie, which Iíve learned is no easy task.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
deepeary (281) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
Bomber from the LCBO. Clear amber colour, minimal head.Smells like sweet cinnamon, bread, pumpkin. Taste is dominated by bitter medicinal notes. Buttery, spicy, deep pumpkin, in a bad way. Intense spice. Warm finish. Herbal-medicinal-bitter taste was too much for me. Sipped on it for an hour and poured half he bottle down the drain. I like pumpkin pie, but I donít like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (1218) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Tap @ Bottomís Up. Not my cuppa. Tasted like pumpkin pie with aspartame. Smells like pumpkin pie and fritos. The sweetness is too much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1064) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 600ml bottle served in a thimbler. 2012 Edition. A: Pours a liverly slightly hazy orange color forming a small light yellow creamy head. Low retention and only few lacings left S: Lovely sweet and spicy in the nose. A cinnamon bomb. Strong notes of caramel, sweet grains and pumpkin. Smells like a pumpkin pie... Lovely stuff T: Sweet upfront. Cinnamon, cloves, caramel, caramel malts, pumpkin pie, herbs. Notes of yeasts and mild flowery and mild bitter hops in the end M: Medium body and carbonation. Very spicy aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Its sweetness and spiceness does not compromise it. Excellent ale. I couldnít imagine that a pumpkin ale could be so good [ BA Review @ 2/22/2013 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1055) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2014
I did not expect so great taste from pumpking beer. This one is really great . Amber color , medium off-white head. Strong but natural aroma of pumpkin and spices . Perfect balanced sweet taste with pumpkin notes and cinnamon, pleasant bitterness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (4254) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique September 2013. Golden orange colour with cinnamon dominating. Pleasurable drop.

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