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RATINGS: 1728   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Wow!! Quite frankly the best pumpkin beer Iíve had so far. Poured a nice orange/amber color with little head. Huge aroma of spices and pumpkin. A very very unique taste of fall floral and pumpkin that lingers for ages. Great fall beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcclainc50 (172) - New York, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours a nice golden color with a light head and light lacing. Aromas of a pumkin pie, cinammon, spice and pumkin. Flavors of a lot of spice with some pumkin flavor, but the spice bite at the beginning seems almost like and alcohol bite to it before the flavor takes over. Good mouth feel though for a pumkin, little more body to it that most pumkin beers should have...but donít.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Campy877 (171) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Draft. A deep gold color. Smells like a thanksgiving day pumpkin pie with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is different. Actually taste like a cross between pumpkin pie and banana nut bread! Excellent! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2011 Huge spice and pumpkin aroma. Pours a beautiful orange haze. Lots of upfront flavor with a subtle booze finish. Flavor is filled with spice and pumpkin. Mouthfeel is fullbodied with a good amount of carbonation. Finish is heavily spiced. Literally like drinking a pumpkin, the only pumpkin beer worth drinking Iíve had thus far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Itís really buttery, or butterscoth. You can really smell the butter, more butterscotch on the palate. Is it from wheat? Diacytel? Not sure. Also a taste of roasted pumpkin. Spice is minimal but pleasant. In my opinion itís too sweet, a balance is lacking. There is the butterscotch, booze, and sweet spice. It needs something more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Pours orange with thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is burnt cookie and spice. Frankly it smells more like ginger bread than pumpkin. It tastes like ginger bread too. It is spicy but mostly bready malts come through. Thereís not much pumpkin spice happening at all. To call this pumpkin is a stretch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2011
On tap at Silkyís. This, my friends, is the essence of autumn. Itís alcoholic pumpkin pie. Itís Thanksgiving without the weird aunts. And the cranberry sauce, and the depression. Itís delicious and I think you should try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antonstoop (167) - - OCT 14, 2013
A light amber beer, with a poor white head. A crystal clear beer. In the nose there are a lot of herbs and sweetness. I smell pumpkin, milk chocolat, bitter liqueur and alcohol. It is a medium bodied beer, with a low and fine carbonation. In the taste there a lot of sweet of the milk chocolat, and somewhat spicy from the pumpkin. There is also a light bitterness and the taste of alcohol. In the aftertaste there is more liqueur bitter, and less milk chocolat. Overal is a decent beer, with pumpkin and chocolat dominating the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dr_MedievAle (167) - Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Aroma: Hot buttered popcorn. Come on guys, diacetyl spoilage? Christ. Appearance: looks great. Clear gold. Decent carb bubble action. Ivory head. Taste: smooth diacetyl. Bitter vegetables. I am thinking this beer is from a bad batch. Either that, or all these Pumking fans are idiots. There is a pumpkin flavor here, but it is mostly buttered popcorn. Palate: creamy. Finishes bitter. Or butter. But not better than good gourd, or any other pumpkin ale for that matter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chribban (166) - SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2013
A bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden. Yellow to orange, hazy, beer with just a little, white, head. Nose: Vanilla, pumpkin, nutmeg, gingerbread, cinnamon, cake and butter. Taste: Pumpkin (of course), vanilla, fruit, apples, toffee, caramel malt and spice. Medium body an quite strong carbonation. A little bitterness - A great pumpkin beer or should I say: a great beer? Yes I should!

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