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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 Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Púca 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 it’s alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let it’s 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

SpudClampDawg's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Draft at The Bad Apple in Chicago: The bartender said this went on tap the day before and you could really taste the freshness. Very well made beer. Starts off with a orange/reddish body that screams fall. Great, two-inch head. The aroma is amazing, not only because of the depth and complexity of the things that I smelled, but because of how closely it mimicked a fresh baked pumpkin cake that was just pulled from the oven and covered in a sugary glaze. Fantastic. The aroma is so perfect though, that there is no way the body can stand up to it. Now, don’t get me wrong, the body is great and my rating with reflect that, but the aroma is just that perfect. Phenomenal when fresh and on tap.

   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.

   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...

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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 I’ve found outside of Shipyard Smashed . Solid brew !

   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 @ Barleycorn’s / 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
atlrizzob (158) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2014
I’m 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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