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RATINGS: 1670   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


keanex's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1385) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (321) - - JUL 20, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper orange color with a half inch of white foam that settles to a cream edge head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice profile; cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and mild sweet pumpkin and vanilla. Flavor is pumpkin pie in a glass: same as above with buttery crust throughout. Alcohol is perfectly masked. Thin to medium bodied, spicy carbonation, buttery complex finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday Tasting. Pours a clear golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, old fruits. Flavor is very herbal, lots and lots of cinnamon, some pumpkin flavors. Like most other pumpkin beers, this is very herbal. Kinda like it, long herbal aftertaste. Overall a very herbal forward beer, as expected, quite okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.. thin white head. Clear golden pour. Typical pumpkin taste. Very smooth. Enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3326) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
2011 bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong nutmeg, spice, cinnamon, graham cracker. Medium mouthfeel with pumpkin, graham cracker, cinnamon, nutmeg, abd light spice finish. Very good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Howlader (696) - - JUL 6, 2014
On draught, in bottles - both many times. One of the best pumpkin beers around.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1315) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Gold with little head. Aroma and taste are pumpkin pie. Nice bready notes. Excellent for a pumpkin beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1272) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
Cervesa bona, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Cerveza buena. bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TXBadger (1242) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
I donít get the hype behind this beer, it sits on shelves in DFW still. Poured a clear dark gold almost brown color with off-white head. Some pumpkin pie spice and another aroma on it that makes my gag, just not good; same for the palate. The bottle was pretty much a drain pour. Did not like this one at all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (301) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
650ml shared bottle @ home from De Molen beershop, 2013 edition. Hazy pumpkin orange color, nearly flat white head. Aroma very strong sweetish apple pie and coconut smell, flavor is pumpkin, syrup, slightly hoppy, coconut, caramel. Taste medium sweetness, light to medium bitterness, hint of vegetable sourness. Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, fruity-sweetish finish with some hoppy bitterness. Refreshing, easy to drink, very interesting, delicious dessert beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (595) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
The body has a medium amber color with good clarity. Its head is slightly off white in color, about average in size and quickly settles down to a thin covering of bubbles. It has a sweet and creamy pumpkin pie-filling aroma with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and malt. The flavor of sweet and creamy mashed pumpkin jumps out on the tongue. Nutmeg and cinnamon are noticeable and is in perfect balance for me. Underneath there is a good layer of doughy and sweet malt with some hints of spicy hops in the finish. It has a rich, medium to full body with a creamy smooth texture and soft carbonation. The flavor is wonderful like a slice of pumpkin pie with cream toping! Outstanding!!!


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