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RATINGS: 1727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pressboxjoe (187) - , 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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2011 2010 bottle. One of my favorite beers. It basically smells like pumpkin pie. Huge notes of pumpkin, pumpkin pie filling, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some cloves. The flavor is more of the same, and beautifully sweet and pumpkiny. Awesome, awesome beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HellesBunny666 (186) - Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Smells like fall and happiness! Sugar, caramel, vanilla, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice. Taste is pretty much the same. Smooth, sweet, velvety. Tastes like desert. Really awesome pumpkin beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2013
22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is transparent, light golden amber with minimal head. Aroma is light malts, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spices like cinnamon and all-spice. Taste is all pumpkin. Very, very intense pumpkin taste. Itís not a bad taste, but it is a bit overwhelming. You have to really like pumpkin to love this beer. Unfortunately, thatís not me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (185) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Tall 650 ml bottle that states: kettle hops magnum, aroma hops sterling. Pours golden amber with a nice white foam. Slight aroma of pumpkin. Initial flavor of malt and roasted pumpkin. Thick slightly slick mouth feel that leaves a pumpkin taste on the roof. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Orange. Aroma is buttery, mandarin orange. Taste has less butter but still very present. Some grapefruit bitterness, orange. Interesting but not all that good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Poured copper with a decent yet short lived head that did leave a little lace behind for the offering. Pumpkin pie in a glass on nose with hints of a buttery flakey pie crust. On mouth this beer lives up to the aromas. While presenting a light medium mouthfeel this beer delivers on cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. I did pick up some hop on finish.

1.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jkbachman (179) - - SEP 23, 2012
Spice level overpowers the pumpkin flavor. Good aroma but again, spice notes overpower everything else. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Best pumpkin beer that I have ever had. While many like to brag that their brew is pumpkin pie in a bottle...this beer is one of two that actually delivers.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Rated while drinking: Pours a lighter translucent golden amber color with a big cap of white head. This disappears to a faint ghost of a top. This aroma is alarming. Graham crackers, pumpkins?? Very different aroma invading. Goodness. Flavor took me apart. Shocking to say the least.


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