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RATINGS: 1883   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

keanex's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1639) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottled on July 18, 2012.
Appearance: The appearance is a bit disappointing here due to the lack of head, just a very thin off-white head with very poor retention. The body is a very hazy pumpkin color, almost opaque.
Aroma: The aroma is spot on for a desert, cinnamon graham cracker crust comes to mind with some vanilla, not much pumpkin but boy this smells excellent and a huge step away from the rest of pack.
Taste: The intro is a bit mild, hinting at spices while the mid-taste hits hard with the graham cracker crust and some light ginger and nutmeg, pumpkin is noted throughout. This is just a wonderful desert beer.
Palate Medium bodied, oily, with some light prickly carbonation.
Overall: This is the king of pumpkin beers, I donít think thereís anything better in the world than this for what itís going for. I recommend this as a replacement for pumpkin pie during desert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AaronTDubs (103) - - NOV 11, 2015
2015: Brown color, light carbonation. Smells of fresh baked pumpkin pie. The spices take the forefront of this beer. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. The pumpkin is not hidden or a background note like in many inferior pumpkin beers. This beer isnít afraid to be pumpkin pie in a glass. So, if you like pumpkin pie: there ya go. If not: Donít even bother with this beer. I love pumpkin pie. :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1425) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Part of a sampler at Jet Rock at PHL terminal B. Clear golden orange with no head. Spice and whisky aromas dominate. Moderate alcohol burn. Taste is like a shot of whisky and not much else. Tasted barrel aged - but the barkeep confirmed that this was the regular blend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3087) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Pours a minimal, poorly retained ivory head over an effervescent, light amber (SRM 7) body.....nose is heavy with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, mild bread, pie crust, no esters or hops......taste is mildly sweet, with heavy spices including ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla notes, moderate toasted malts with bread and crust notes, mild squash notes finishing with a light herbal hop bitterness......mouth feel, body light of medium, moderate alcohol, light lingering squash astringency. This beer is spice and squash dominated with little from the hops and a light contribution from the malts. It is almost cider like in many of its characteristics. The beer would be greatly improved with more roasted malts. BJCP 7/2/13/4/6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (976) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours orange with white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of alcohol, pumpkin, spices and popcorn. Body is medium and crisp. Pumpkin, spices, bready malt, popcorn and herbal hops fill the mouth. Finish is long and very dry. Quite unique, not in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UncleKorm (1141) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Bomber poured a hazy golden hue w/ thin fully diminishing white head. Bold vanilla and pie crust aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a mild bitter finish and a bold spice. Tastes are vanilla, pumpkin, ginger, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pie crust. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mghj (36) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured from bomber into a tulip clear copper color with little to no head. Strong aroma of lovely pie spice and vanilla. Tastes almost like a pumpkin pie with very small taste of the crust. From a pumpkin beer standpoint this sets the bar for all other bees of this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (763) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Spice and pumpkin aroma. Dirty copper body with a mild off white head. Tastes like pumpkin pie. Light bitterness.Warming and smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbunting75 (40) - - OCT 31, 2015
Pours a nice reddish orange color. Nose is pumpkin pie spice, stronger on the palate. At or near the top of the class for pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (332) - Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Crystal clear copper color, light head that dissipates entirely rather swiftly. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice, crust, pumpkin. Taste follows suit, sweet malts present. Low bitterness. Really good for fall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raoul_duke (211) - - OCT 26, 2015
22oz bomber. Nice orange red appearance. No head. Smells like pumpkin and spice. Tastes like pumpkin and spice. Great for what it is. Tastes like fall.

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