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RATINGS: 1824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Pumking is an ode to Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Púca 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 it’s alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let it’s 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
This is not my kind of beer, but it is done well. Allspice, clove, and pumpkin make of the majority of the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
matty (256) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear orange with not much of a head. Pleasant aroma - mainly spice: cinnamon & nutmeg mostly. Medium body, spices are predominant, some sweetness in the background. The spices carry through in the finish with just a touch of warming alcohol. Excellent example! Search for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (256) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours golden with a thin frothy head that dissipates completely. Aromas of pumpkin spice, Belgian yeast, dried apricot and banana. Flavors are pumpkin spice, banana and vanilla ice cream. Finishes with pumpkin bread, biscuit and a medium hop bite. Notable alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is light and peppery with lively carbonation. Overall, a very nice brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2011
poured a dark orange color. aroma is warm spices and alcohol. taste: spice, bitterness, little sweet pumpkin, and nice finish best pumpkin/autumn beer iv had

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2011
The color is a crisp copper with just a bit of cloud. Not much head sticking around. Lots of pumpkin and spice in the nose, but it doesn’t smell like the pumpkin pie in a can. Fresh pumpkin and graham cracker hit first with the familiar nutmeg, clove, and allspice coming later. Not much from the hops and this ends up in a long, dry finish. Might be the best pumpkin beer I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eruizgarcia (252) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Aroma- cardamom, cloves, onion, cinnamon, nutmeg, wheat, pumpkin, bread Appearance- hazy golden orange Taste- pumpkin, pie crust, cinnamon, nutmeg, grain Palate- relatively thin this year, as compared with last, highly carbonated Overall- A delicious take on the pumpkin beer. Definitely on par with Weyerbacher’s Imperial Pumpkin, if not better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nittanytide (251) - 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 don’t want those lighter abv Octoberfests.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamT (251) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
22oz bottle share compliments of Dave F., Thanksgiving 2013. Golden hue wth mostly diminishing white head, virtually no lacing. The pumpkin and spice hue punch you in the nose even before you pour this into a glass. Heavy pumpkin, spice & nutmeg greet your taste buds in the best way possible, the moderate average finish is just as enjoyable. I thought DFH Punkn was my favorite pumpkin beer, not anymore. Best spice/pumpkin beer I have had so far!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2011
WOW! pour from a 22oz from PCC REDMOND. aroma is strong scents of a thanksgiving dinner desert. My grandfather made apple pie and pumpking pie and this brought back serious flashbacks from the aroma. I can literally taste the homeade pie in the whif.....first sip brought me further back to my grandparents house for turkey day. I find cinnamon and malty sweetness, but strong pumpkin flavors and mouthfeel of a true slice of pie. I haven’t rate this high in a long time but it is well deserved.

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