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RATINGS: 1899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (774) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Aroma: pumpkin, spices, caramel, Appearance: clear gold, white head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, pumpkin and spices Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (348) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Wow, this would be great to share with a lady friend. Pours orange (nice), completely headless (worrisome). Aroma is amazing... smells like real pumpkin and excellent spices, somehow also conveying a breadiness to imply crust. Flavor is nearly as good as the smell with some warming alcohol, pumpkin, and maybe a bit too much spice flavor. Fairly smooth with a slightly dry finish and lingering pumpkin pie aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (938) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2015
On tap at the Pint Room. Golden pour with an off white head. Pumpkin, nutmeg and malt in the aroma and taste. Pretty darn good pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ctplt777 (474) - - SEP 14, 2015
I donít see the hype with pumpkin beers. At all. I even told myself I was going to try them and do the whole fall seasonal thing and embrace the pumpkin beers. I was even excited. Then this beer happened. The aroma is nutmeg. Thatís it. No matter how many times I swirled the glass yelled at it wanted it to have more for what I paid for this beer it was just nutmeg. And a cheap adjunct lager aroma. Taste was just the same. Except there was a little cinnamon. I didnít get any pumpkin at all. I was even told there was a pumpkin pie taste and that didnít happen. This was the nail in the coffin for pumpkin beers. Glad this is over for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
G_Ram9 (93) - - SEP 13, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into glass. Amazing sweet pumpkin aroma tickles the senses but I found this beer to be much better on the nose than palate. Flavor is so dominated by big pumpkin that not much else can shine through. First couple sips were tasty but then I'd had enough and wished for this beer to become something more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HourGlass13 (593) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Pours a hazy gold, not much head. Aroma is lots of pumpkin & nutmeg. Very sweet smell, just lours you in. The taste is sweet as well, with lots of spice and plenty of fresh rich pumpkin. ABV is very well hidden, it can sneak up on you!! If you like pumpkin pie, you will like this beer. No fake tastes in this beer. One of the best pumpkin beers around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (812) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a clear copper color, fast dissipating white head. No retention. Aroma is spice, caramel, pumpkin pie, nutmeg, faint cinnamon. Taste is pumpkin, spices, faint caramel. A bit of toast and grass. A bit of bitterness in the back end. A bit boozy, not bad, but not really my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hayden512 (35) - Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Poured from bottle into goblet. Pours clear orange with quick receding white head. Smell is slight spice, malt, veggie. Taste is pumpkin, mild pumpkin pie spice, crisp. Taste like fall. Medium light body. Medium high carb. Love it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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