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RATINGS: 1835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamDaily (9) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Cinnamon, clove, maple, brown sugar, aggressive pumpkin, light vegetal flavor. The hops are present, but take a serious backseat. Light color, and a surprisingly thin mouthfeel. Masterfully done. This is how a pumpkin beer should be brewed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (657) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hayden512 (13) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (2093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2015
strong aroma of pumpkin and some hopps. starts kind of like pale but then the pumpkin kicks in. hate pumpkin and this one is still too strong even for a 2014 vintage. meh.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chadmasontx (9) - - AUG 29, 2015 does not count
Very nice, spicy, malty nose. No head. Spicy flavor, but not overly pumpkiny. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (217) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Aroma pumpkin pie, Appearance orange, hazy, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, heavy cloying sweetness, Palate medium body, Overall liquid pumpkin pie that is good for one and done. I would suggest this beer to a friend

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EBROVIAK (20) - - AUG 19, 2015
Much of what has been said here is true. Yet, I like this beer. The commercial description talks about balance but there is little. Serious spice notes abound in both nose and taste. I detect little of traditional malt flavors. BUT. I still love this beer. It’s big. It’s I n your face, its fun to drink. If they could make this flavor with about 1% less alcohol, I’d be very happy. Enjoy

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2015
How have I never rated my favorite pumpkin beer? Light orange color with thin head, sweet spice and vanilla flavor, little bitterness. So good.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (2857) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2015
12oz bottle from the store. poured into snifter. pour is very clear, orange color with a small white head that dies quickly. Aroma is pumpkin and pie crust with a cypress and vanilla note. smells more like a pie crust than pumpkins, but they are both definitely there and done very well. Light pepper. Taste is a lightly bitter, sweet pumpkin pie with a hint of burnt bread crust, bitterness seems quite high and lingering for a fruit beer. Taste isn’t quite as good as the aroma, and honestly, not sure it is as good as I have had before. The bitterness in the flavor really detracts from the pumpkin spices. Too bad. I remember this as much better than this bottle I had tonight.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
diablodawg (31) - - AUG 8, 2015
Malty roast breakfast cereal smell, no head or lacing. Clear dark gold in color. Tastes malty and with kind of a full bodied roasted nut flavor. Full bodied with little alcohol taste, but with bitter ending at the end of the tongue. And not much else. Definitely not over the top pumpkin, and well rounded given the abv. Probably not buy again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ahuth (58) - - AUG 5, 2015
Bottled cloudy cooper. Strong pumping taste. Not much of any other taste. Just pumpkin. Good ale for those who like pumpkin.


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