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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (335) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2015 Amazing pumpkin beer! Pours light and packs a punch of flavor. The nose alone is spectacular. You can smell the entire pumpkin pie from fruit to crust to the cream! I want drink one of these every week. Very complex and goes down too easy. Yummy

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrmac (333) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Pours orange brown with a nice but quickly dissipating white foam. Smell is sweet almost too sweet. Definitely smells like pumpkin pie. The taste is like a liquid pie as well. For a 9% abv it certainly does not taste like it. Falls a little short of great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Smell is strongly pumpkin, the maltiness is pleasant, the flavor is pretty smooth but different than what you would expect from the smell. Toasted malt is the primary taste with a strong cinnamon presence I didnít get at all in the smell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2013- Massive fresh pumpkin aromas during pour, also butter/cookie and ginger. Pours a clear yellow/straw color with a white head and good lacing. Taste of ginger snap, bread, buttery graham cracker and hints of bitterness and other spices. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Jarspag. Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of fresh baked pie crust, buttery shortbread cookies, and pumpkin pie. Taste is the same as aroma but less prominent. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anderson01 (330) - Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Cloudy in appearance and golden in color. Very good lacing with a white bubbly head. Smells like grandmaís(freshly baked) whole made pie crust. Definite pumpkin spice aroma. Reminds me of thanksgiving. Taste like pumpkin pie with a trace of hops. Taste like grandmaís recipe. Medium-bodied beer with a creamy texture. The finish is like the cool whip melting in your mouth. This is the best pumpkin beer i have had so far. I loved it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (329) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2015
On tap at Middletown Fine Wine and Spirits. Pours amber with a white head. Light lacing in the glass. Nice pumpkin aroma with some nutmeg and caramel aromas. Flavors pop. Nice pumpkin pie flavor with spices in the finish. A little alcohol warmth at the end. Very nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (329) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2016
I am not a huge pumpkin beer fan but I can appreciate what this beer is. Right in flavor but not too overpowering. Had it on draft so that made it easier to Deno for me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2009
650 ml Bottle. Creamy spicy full bodied sweet pumpkin slap in the face! Great pour with a Carmel head. Let your palate enjoy the season!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Thanks to rustychiles for the share. Pours a beautiful luminescent orange with no head. The aroma is absolutely heavenly on this. Full of pumpkin, butterscotch, and especially nutmeg. Almost too much nutmeg. Flavor exactly reflects the aroma. Alcohol was very well hidden; didn’t poke through and ruin the taste at all. A treat.

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