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RATINGS: 1811   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

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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 17, 2015
Bottled on 07.08.14. Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 08.14.14. A: Pumpkin pie with the crust and all. A: See through reddish amber with a fizz that quickly fades to nothing. T: Pumpkin pie, sweet spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar. P: Very bubbly and crisp. O: Itís liquid pumpkin pie. It does have an edge on the back end probably for balance. This is a fantastic pumpkin ale, but they release it way too early. It was weird drinking this in the August heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (4240) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2015
650ml bottle. Cloudy, amber-ish golden colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Intense pumpkin aroma, notes of almond biscuit (Spekulatius), spritz biscuits, pumpkin pie. Taste has identical pumpkin pie notes, hints of almond, pistachio, a cautious, spicy cinnamon touch, some bitter hoppy overtones. Very controlled; mild sweetness, in no way over-spiced - excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jlax10 (14) - Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a hazy light brown, not much head on this beer, and no lacing to speak of. Smell is absolutely amazing....lots of pumpkin & nutmeg. Very sweet smell, and the taste is very sweet as well. ABV is very well hidden, if you like pumpkin pie, you will like this beer....possibly a bit too sweet, but all things considered a very good beer in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (638) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
24oz bomber. Poured an unfiltered hazy golden color with a thin white top and minimal lacing. Taste of hardcore spice, pumpkin, caramel malts, and nutmeg. Medium carbonation, medium body. Overall too spicy for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beersammich (58) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Iíd classify the smell as pumpkin cologne. The taste is a bit better, but not much. disclaimer Iím not a huge pumpkin beer fan and this wasnít an exemption. Had from a bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
lownote (131) - USA - DEC 22, 2014
From bottle into pint glass with a finger thick head and a bright orange color. 2014. Aroma is very sweet with some fruitiness and I believe a cinnamon spice. Slightly artificial smelling. Taste is at first sweet and boozy with a lot of spice flavors oncoming late that feel unconnected to the base beer. Spice is sharp all spice and nutmeg and other pie flavorings. Very intense. Mouthfeel is a light but sharp carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. This tastes very different from last year in not a great way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brandon1989 (271) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours a hazy amber color with a small white head that dissipated very quickly leaving no lacing. The aroma is very sweet pumpkin pie, almost overpowering. The taste is very similar. I pick up pumpkin pie but not really many spices. In my opinion, this beer is not very balanced and one of my least favorite pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MichaelAwesome (4744) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
A really special piwo not everyone will appreciate. Starting off with loads of bread and vegetables combining some sugar and cookies it may remind you of a fine pumpkin cake. A really deep body offering something you could imagine to eat if it wouldnīt be a drink. Not bad. Really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (4745) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
I got the bottle from gopherfan99 - thank you so much, Steve! The beer has got a deep hazy orange-amber colour with an low, steady head and medium body. Aroma of pie, vanilla and grains. Taste of warm pumkin pie, biscuits, cake, barley, vanilla, light malt, caramel and flowers. Hints of herbs and flowers, ending with a ligth sweet, yet also bitter finish. Very special beer! I think it was my first Pumpkin beer (or at least the first proper pumkin beer) and after the first kind of shock I really enjoyed and loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1792) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Iíve had this every year itís been released in bottle, and probs half the years itís been out on tap. Itís consistently one of the best and most full flavored pumpkin ales delivered every year, no questions asked. Iíd love to try the oaked version!

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