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RATINGS: 1739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1458) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (517) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. Probably one of the best pumpkin beers out. Dark gold. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove with pumpkin and bitter hops. Strong overall with a medium body and semi-high carb. Hardcore pumpkin and alcohol minus the bready graham cracker heavy element that a lot of other pumpkin brews have.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1090) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Looks like a Bud or Miller in the glass. Dark gold color. Wonderful aroma of pumpkin pie. Nice flavor of spice, malt and pumpkin. Overall a wonderful beer...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (204) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
The nose here is sweet pumpkin pie, with a waft of nutmeg and clove. As sweet as it is, there are vegetal notes here that balance it out. Slightly acidic. A dessert beer in all senses.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BayouBeer76 (12) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2014
Favorite and unique among the pumpkins - caramel, nuts, roasty, citrus, herbs, dough, vanilla, orange, brown, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly sour, salty, full body, creamy, slick feel, average carbonation, long mellow finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arnold931 (554) - Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange gold with no head or lacing. Nose is clove and nutmeg. Taste is same with some pumpkin. Aftertaste is a little strange.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
c_lee_burton (81) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
22 oz bottle. Smells like fresh pumpkin pie. Pours a light gold with a quickly dissipating head. Tastes of buttery crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin, and a bitter hop finish. Decent, but not as smooth as the spices and hops could be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (684) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2014
22oz Bottle - pours a dark golden color . Pumpkin pie aroma . Smooth palate . Closest to real pumpkin pie flavor Iíve found outside of Shipyard Smashed . Solid brew !

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2046) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2014
on tap @ Barleycornís / Lakeside Park KY --- Clear, medium golden amber, thin head cover, no lace. Taste is malt and pumpkin pie with all the spices. It is a rare pumpkin beer with actual pumpkin taste (and not just the spices) that works effectively. A really solid brew, but one at a time would be enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enwiebe (131) - - SEP 24, 2014
Bomber. Pours hazy orange with a head the dissipates quickly. No lacing. Strong clove and nutmeg nose. Drinks smooth with a strong malt backbone and a hint of pumpkin. Touch of hop finish. Not for every night. Definitely a desert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
atlrizzob (158) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Iím really picky about pumpkin brews but I liked this one. A subtle mixture of the pumpkin and spices make a very unique, warm flavor.


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