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RATINGS: 1916   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Criz (354) - - SEP 1, 2014
12oz draft into short stem goblet. Pours a medium orange itha medium white head. Huge aromas of pumpkin, vanilla, nutmeg, and buttery crust. Flavors of pumpkin, spicy grains, finished by sweet spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Semi oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Decent pumpkin beer thatís a touch too sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Holy hell I did not think the aroma of spicy pumpkin would be this awesome. Just like a fresh baked pumpkin pie. Appearance is clear orange and peach color with a minimal off white head. Flavor...ok that is too strange for a beer. It tastes like pumpkin pie...Its not bad but shouldn’t be made for beers...Palate is medium bodied with an aftertaste of pumpkin. Weird stuff. Very hard to rate...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (352) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Alright Iím a little behind in my beer-drinking, only now getting to this pumpkin brew. For someone who usually avoids pumpkin beer for the spice shit show that they often are Iíve had a few this year that have been rather good. Having recently tried and been impressed with Imperial Compass I picked up the King to giver a go. This is the first of the pumpkin beer this year that Iíve actually noticed the pumpkin flavour and I thought it worked. Pours a golden clear with some white head. The nose is just like a pumpkin pie. Lots of pumpkin smells, vanilla, some malts, and a little spice. The taste is a straight-up mash-up of beer and pie. Lots of pumpkin favours, vanilla, hay malts, and some allspice. Itís not an amazing beer, but it is a damn honest rendition of a pumpkin beer, which is exactly what itís supposed to be. Iíll rate it as that, which will work in itís favour. You canít bitch and complain about a pumpkin beer tasting like one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Draft. Pale orange like an unripe loquat. Smells just like a pumpkin pie. Taste like a pumpkin pie with a lot of spices. Nutmeg is the strongest spice with some other maybe vanilla and cinnamon included. Has a sweet imperial aftertaste, but the mouthfeel is light to medium mouth feel. It was good and I was ready for it in September. It might be a little much in November. Donít know how many of these I can drink in a season...but the first one was very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AaronTDubs (350) - - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
buttered popcorn jellybean. i hate this beer so much, and i actually love southern tier. also dreamsicles. which i also typically love. not in a pumpkin beer though. blech!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Spicy, sweet, robust....tastes like pumpkin pie. A great dessert beer that could be the dessert.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Thereís two elements to this beer... Thereís the smell, which is the absolutely fantastic, and thereís the taste. Smell is very sweet with pumpkin, spice and lots of carmel. The taste is more like a pale ale. Itís hoppy with a good aftertaste of hops. The color is very nice and the head is completely white. If you smell this beer while you drink it itís a 9/10 but on taste alone itís more like 7/10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (345) - North Branch, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Poured from a bomber dated 8/14/14 - about 5 weeks old. Aroma - definite pumpkin spice to it. Can almost spell a pie crust in there too. Appearance - poured quickly and the head dissipated about as fast as Iíve ever seen. Taste - Definite pumpkin taste - with a very sweet, almost booze taste at the end. Palate - Very sweet after taste. Good beer - not sure how many of these I could drink in a row though. Overall - a solid pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle: Pours a clear copper with a medium frothy off-white head. Aroma is spicy with hints of pumpkin. Malty flavor is pumpkin pie with hints of some spiciness and sourness. Good, but I was expecting more based on the overall rating.

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