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RATINGS: 1854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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

werberski's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
werberski (18) - New York, USA - SEP 8, 2012
intense aroma, the best smelling pumpkin beer to date. easy to drink, nice mixture of ale and spice. an excellent and hard to beat example of a pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1692) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2015
The clear and present king of pumpkin ales, Pumking greets its kingdom each fall with a triumphant fanfare of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. With a regal frothy beige crown and deep orange-brown surcoat, the Pumpking bestows its gourd-infused spice cake flavors upon its loyal and ferverent subjects. While the king is a jolly old soul, evoking visions of warm fireplaces on cool autumn nights, he also has a dangerous alcoholic side, well hidden from both flavor and aroma, than can rise up quickly, sending subjects stumbling towards their beds with a swift kick. The king ends the festivities with hoppy smack across the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (1029) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Slightly sweet pumpkin and spice smell, taste is quite spiced with fall flavors, mostly cinnamon...very strong though...spiced flavor is quite strong..too much so...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2055) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA via Plum Market. Slight haze, sweet aroma with something I can?t place. Flavor has some banana bread and herbs. Faint ginger lingers on the finish. Actually interesting compared to the overly pumpkin pie flavoured options.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tysongillmore (16) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Strange aroma right off the start. Kind of like graham cracker crust with but with some strange floral bitter after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (795) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
Rating this from memory; had this a few times and forgot to rate it. One of the best pumpkin brews Iíve tried without a doubt, nice authentic pumpkin flavour with spice. An archetype of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (9735) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Tap at Worden Hall, Boston. It pours clear golden with a decent white. The nose is sweet, earthy, pumpkin pie, allspice, candy and cardboard. The taste is bitter, earthy, pumpkin, decent amount of spice, alcohol boost, earth, caramel shortbread and pumpkin pie with quite a drying finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Ok for what it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seehaferb23 (116) - - SEP 27, 2015
$8.60 at NW Growlers in Sherwood, Oregon. Tasted by the Cannery Row Beer Club. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2015
I don't know what to say. It's not awful, but it's not great. I'll never drink it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thickheaded8 (1) - - SEP 26, 2015 does not count
poured from a 12 oz bottle with a very thin head..aroma is vanilla bean, spices and very nutty..palate is the same and is dominated by nuttiness..i get a lot of hazelnut.. more pumpkin comes through as it warms a little...this is a bit of a departure from other pumpkin beers...very enjoyable brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tstamba (443) - Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bomber to a pint. Clear copper with thin head but ample carbonation. Smells like a beautiful fall day in the pumpkin patch... Sweet toffee malt and pumpkin pie a la mode... Delicious seasonal brew, even my beautiful bride liked it...

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