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RATINGS: 1886   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popkow (303) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Like a pumpkin in a patch the amber head quietly fades in the mist. Pumpkin front and center on the nose with with notes of pumpkin pie spices. Flavor is very sweet and malts/hops are little distant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2013
5 oz. flight glass from Malted Barley in Westerly, RI. Served with a cinnamon sugared rim. Orangish rust color with a modest head and pretty good lacing. Smell is pumpkin pie, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg and alcohol. Taste is heavy on the pumpkin which really makes it stand out. Cinnamon, molasses and brown sugar also shine in this one. Nice bold flavors and spices really hide the alcohol well. A touch of hops at the end cleanses your palate for the next sip. Very good as far as pumpkin ales are concerned. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Let me preface this and say I just donít get it. Pour is fizzy orange carbonated but no head like a fresh poured amber cider. Smell is burnt punkin seed brown sugar white pepper. Taste is meally really sweet toasted and kinda spicy. Lots of big flavors just donít always work in harmony.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2009
This is a nice one. Poured darker orange into a snifter. On the nose you get pumpkin and more pumpkin. Almost like a pumpkin pie only with lots of alcohol. Some malt in there as well as there should be. Nice candied pumpkin sweetness all the way down and stays around on your palate with a great pumpkin aftertaste. Definitely up there on the list with the pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2011 bottle. Pours dark orange with small tan head. Aroma is quite distinct. Smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, and bread - the taste is very much the same. Doesnít really linger long or stick to your teeth. It isnít cloyingly sweet - goes down fine for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep orange with a nice big off-white head. Overwhelming aroma of pumpkin, sweetness, and spice(a good thing). I enjoy pumpkin beers(to the point of brewing a pumpkin ale myself each autumn), but this one just doesnít quite do it for me. It was too sweet, not enough spice too match the malt and pumpkin. It was so sweet that I couldnít detect any hop presence. It is just too much thick, syrupy, oversweetness, etc. If it were tamed just a bit with some added spice and even a little hoppiness I believe it could be a great example of a pumpkin.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
It has a beautiful rich amber hue. It smells like a fresh pumpkin pie. It blends in a combination of pumpkin, nuts, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, and cream together in a wonderful combination. It feels like drinking a delicious pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2013 bottle. Pour is clear orange with fluffy white head. Aroma is pumpkin and spice. Taste is pumpkin, roasted malt, cinnamon, herbal, sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2012
bomber 22 oz aroma, sweet pumpkin pie aromas, some malty cereal notes color, meduim bottle nce head taste awesome smooth malt forward, then just like pumpkin pie on backend, sweet spicy overall I lover it best pumpkin beer Ive ever had, so sm otth and well balanced, would try again for sure

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2012
22 oz bottle - pours orange, orangey orange clear orange, with an orange-white medium head, slight lacing. BIG aromas of nutmeg, all-spice, pumpkin, and roasted goodness. Hints of cinnamon along with the aforementioned nutmeg on the taste. Medium-full bodied with a spicy finsh, lingering creaminess. Tastes like biting into a slice of pumpkin pie. Exactly. Yum yum gimme some! This is the perfect Halloween/Thanksgiving/Autumnal Equinox brew, if only the weather would cooperate. I like Southern Tier. But I donít like orange.

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