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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bright copper pour with a dissipating white head. Aroma is strong cinnamon, coriander and spice. Flavor is pumpkin, spice, cinnamon and brown sugar. Finish is smooth, moderate alcohol presence, very soft mouthfeel. Fantastic brew. ---Rated via @jxray76 on Twitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2010 UPDATE: Iíve had this one again a couple times recently and just have had a really bad experience with it so Iím adding to my previous review and adjusting the sores accordingly... ----- BOTTLE (drank & reviewed on 09.28.10): Pours a mostly clear light amber/orange. Decent amount of foamy white head but nothing spectacular. Really surprised at the clarity here. Smell is nice - spicy with a bit of pumpkin coming through. Flavor is almost purely spices - I get very little actual pumpkin here. Mostly all spice, nutmeg and cinnamon. The alcohol provides a gentle warmth as well. Mouthfeel is good. Well carbonated and quite lively. There is a strange aftertaste that I really did not enjoy - combine that with the high abv and the drinkability of this one takes a bit of a hit. Overall Iím quite disappointed with this. Had two bottles of it on two separate occasions and had the same underwhelming experience both times. I had high hopes after several friends told me it was the best pumpkin beer out there, but all in all Iím very let down. Will not most likely be drinking this again. A: 4 S: 3.5 T: 3 M: 4 D: 3.5 -------� MONTH OLD BOTTLE (drank & reviewed on 06.12.10): Pours a nice, if somewhat generic, golden color with a small amount of head. A bit of lacing is left behind as you drink. Aroma is where this beer TRULY shines. A VERY distinct aroma of pumpkin pie overpowers your senses as you sniff. The flavor is similar but the pumpkin flavor is a bit reserved when compared to the aroma (this may be due to the fact that this bottle is probably 8 months old at this point...) All in all a very tasty beer and something I would definitely drink again. scores for 8 month old bottle: A: 4 S: 4 T: 4 M: 4 D: 4.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nittanytide (246) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Poured copper, with a foamy, white head. Lots of pumpkin and spice on the nose. Taste is pumpkin and nutmeg, with a dry finish. Good beer to get drunk on if you donít want those lighter abv Octoberfests.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redtechnj (245) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Hazy copper orange with a thin, almost non-existant off white head. Rich cinnamon and nutmeg aroma, pumpkin,vanilla and ginger snaps. Flavor is rich and sweet. big flavor of ginger snap cookie, pumpkin,sweet potato,cinnamon,nutmeg. The undesputed KING of pumkin beers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bomber. Pours a nice clear orange with a slight off white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie and subtle spices. Nothing too overpowering on the nose. Everything really comes forward in the flavor. Tastes like pureed pumpkin pie with whipped cream and spices of cloves and cinnamon. The spices are perfectly balanced without being too overbearing as most pumpkins beers tend to. The smooth, creamy texture of this beer works wonders and is one of the best pumpkin beers I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2009
Brilliantly crafted, first time trying and loved it. Pours into tulip deep orange with little head. Aroma is amazing - rich baked pumpkin, cardamon, nutmeg and allspice, light toffee and a hint of whipped cream. Taste is much the same with full, rounded flavors, late bitterness and hidden alcohol. Mouthfeel is almost perfect, smooth, creamy and resinous with a little hop bite that Iím sure with smooth out with age. This ale is liquid pie perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eruizgarcia (242) - - SEP 25, 2012
Delicious Fall beer, spicy pumpkin flavor and a pleasant bittersweet finish. On tap at Public House, poured with a huge tan head.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Got a bottle from craft beer outlet. I saved this for Halloween. Nice pumpkin ale, tastes like a nice piece of pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Orange pour...looks kinda fake. Poor head retention...could be the glass though. Subtle pumpkin and spice aroma. Smells vaguely of circus peanut candy. Aggressive spice profile but it is balanced nicely by malty sweetness. Good body with a clean finish. One of the better pumpkin beers hindered only by its odd color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
Orangy and clean in colour with a nice thin lacing head. Smells of ginger cookies fresh out of the oven. Tastes very smooth and clean, coats the throat slightly. A nice taste of ginger and a bit of cinnamon. Very smooth. A little more on the ginger snaps then pumpkin pie, but still a very high quality beer.

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