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RATINGS: 1908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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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   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.

3.7
   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.

3.5
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle into a goblet. Aroma is of allspice and clove, and pumpkin. Pour is an orange honey gold with a fine head. Taste is a pumpkin pie, over the top. Very good. Finish is clean spice. A very good ale.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2012
This is basically perfect for what it is! Taste like a piece of pumpkin pie and has the ABV to make it worth sipping! All I can say is if you like fall seasonals or pumpkin brews, this is a must!!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle purchased at Central Market in Mill Creek, WA. Pours a lovely amber color with an off-white head that doesnít last long. Aroma: Pumpkin pie. Flavor: Same as the aroma, with slightly spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (340) - USA - DEC 24, 2012
Nice pumpkin ale from Southern Tier. Slightly sweet, not to spicey and a medium pumpkin flavor compared to other pumpkin beers Iíve tried. Pumpkin cotton candy in a bottle. I recommend.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (338) - 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pforei (338) - USA - OCT 30, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 Bottle. La Chouffe glass. Pours a clear autumnal orange copper. Head is thick but dissipates quickly. Incredible pumpkin pie crust aroma with plenty of pumpkin, almost asian white gourd drink flavor along with spices of clove, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Unlike many pumpkin ales the beer does not over-rely on cinnamon for flavor. Caramel malt with little hops. But the typical beer ingredients are superseeded by the pumkin pie crust/pumkin bread flavor. Spices compliment, but then cut off the remaining flavors leaving a spicy finish that quells the tongue; making multiple glasses undesired. Medium to full bodied. Not perfect, but perhaps the best pumpkin ale.


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