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RATINGS: 1729   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


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle 65cl. @ home.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting - diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy spicy, cloves, moderate pumpkin, christmas spice, cinnamon, cardamom, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090926]

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
From bottle, no 12 at Papsoes blindtasting. Pours slight hazy orange with a lacing head. Heavy heavy cardemomme aroma, slight cinnamon on top. Flavour is strangely spiced, reminds me of baking powder. Has a slight soapy flavour/feel. Ends with subdued ginger note. Overspiced and soapy. Yet it isn’t terrible.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of spices - especially cardemomme, reminding me of a Christmas cake. The flavor is sweet with notes of cake dough, spices - especially muscat nuts and cinnamon, and candied sugar. The body is thin. Reminds of of Danish Brunkager.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of kmweaver. Slightly hazy, pale amber golden with a small, off-white head. Very oddly spiced nose. Medium body with sweet caramel and then a broad palette of spices with cardamom and cinnamon sticking out. Subdued bitterness. This is....odd....in a way that’s really hard to get friendly with. 301107

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy amber coloured with a white ehad. Very spicy aroma of caramel, cardemomme, cinnamon and pepper cake.s Sweet flavour of malts, caramel, cardemomme, dough, yeast and hops with notes of alcohol. Yeasty and spicy finish. Much too spicy for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2008
Bottled (thanks PilsnerPeter!). Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is very much Xmas cookies along with some pumpkin and mild notes of hops. Flavour is much the same. A real spicebomb

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (19383) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 Bottled, thanks PilsnerPeter! Clear deep golden, minimal head. Overpowering gingersnaps aroma. Very sweet with thick, dense mouthfeel. A one flavour beer - fatty gingersnaps and sweet potatoe is the clostes I can relate to. Very sugary, extremely sweet and very powerful. Alcohol and syrup dominates the finish along with this extreme spice flavour. As subtle as an elephant in an antique store and as refreshing as tabasco. A beer for sipping in minimal amounts, but that really has no depth or even any pleasant flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head.Has a fruity malty spicy cinnamon aroma. Smooth sweetish malty spicy pumpkin pie flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy cinnamon finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2011
25th June 2009
Clear amber beer. Dryish palate, a little soft. Intense pumpking flavour! No ’hints of’ here! Manages to taste fruit and veggy at the same time. For once with this style of beer the spice takes a back seat and only comes through towards the dry and slightly bitter finish. Warming alcohol too. One of the better pumpkin beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
2007-11-30, bottle at Papsø’s Blind Tasting, 7-4-6-3-13=33
Hazy golden color. Very strong aroma of cookies, spiced with a lot of sweet cinnamon. Medium malty body and sweetness, again with the very strong (sweet cinnamon) cookie character. Odd but pleasant.

2007-10-05, draught at Brickseller, Washington DC, 6-3-6-3-13=31
Golden color. Crispy cookie aroma, surprising (with delicate cinnamon). Good body, malty, with a cookie flavor (speculoos, Joris would say). As a beer it’s a bit off the track, but it’s quite good. Smooth.


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