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RATINGS: 1831   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehinge (284) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 25, 2010
A new take on the pumpkin ale. Cinnamon aroma of the pie and taste of the pie throughout. Itís an unusual flavor for an ale. I would buy it again next fall.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2009
22-oz bottle. Thin head disappeared quickly. Aroma is straight pumpkin pie. Wow, Iíve head a lot of pumpkin ales but never one that tasted like this. Fantastic warming and comforting undertone - basically, doesnít taste just like pie filling, but pie crust as well. Iíve read that pumpkin isnít important in the flavoring of a pumpkin ale, but I think the pumpkin comes through here. Complex, sweet, uncommon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber with no head. Pumpkin, spices, and vanilla. Not bad for a pumpkin beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Great aroma! Smells of pumpkin and caramel. Mouthfeel was weird, but welcoming carbonation. Pumpkin was strong an powerful, caramel on the taste was weird.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Sweet spicty aroma. Pours a beautiful pumpkin orange. Nicely carbonated. Sweet taste with definite pumpkin aftertaste. Alcohol nicely hidden. This beer is a real treat. One pint was enough for me with the ABV and the sweetness being what it is. I will definitely buy another bomber.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Such a total pumpkin pie aroma, the vegetal pumpkin as well as the bready crust. A lot of spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, all pumpkin pie smells. Taste mirrors the very vegetal pumpkin with a lot of spices too. Some sweetness, but really just an overall dazzling blast of pumpkin pie. Quite delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Bottle. Hazy orangish copper with a fine head and good lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, some other spices, and brown sugar. Reminds me of Autumn and the trees changing colors. Really digging this aroma. Flavor is mostly sweet but I can taste some bitterness which makes me think of hops although I couldn’t pick any up on the aroma. Palate is medium bodied, very smooth, moderate carbonation, and leaves a little aftertaste which makes a second sip inevidable. Alcohol is well hidden but is slightly warming a few seconds after swallowing. Expectations exceeded.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
Light straw pour ith minimal white head. Nose is sweet with ginger and nutmeg. Immediate mild resins hop yields to a potpourri of flavor. Candy sweet malt mixes with dominant nutmeg, brown sugar, French toast. Ends with subtle cinnamon and marshmallow. Best pumpkin brew Iíve had. Cheers to my sensual friend FunkyBrewster for this nectar.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (277) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
amber darkened colored and the head is small.. The aroma has strong notes of pumpkin. The flavour has a atrong sweetness and notes of cinnamon, cardamom, pumpkin and some ginger.


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