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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours an unexpectedly clear orange/amber color. Aroma is nothing but pumpkin pie... wow, very nice. Taste is also pumpkin-pie-esque, very spicy (cinnamon, nutmeg, holiday spices), nice genuine sweetness to it. Slightly dry finish. My first pumpkin beer, very interesting, very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamT (159) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
horto008 (158) - Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2013 bottle - excellent. Better than any other pumpkin/spiced beer Iíve tried. Compared to Fat Jack (Sam Adams) it has better spice, mouthfeel, general taste, and color. Iím going back to buy more of it. This is a keeper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkitty (158) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Really interesting aroma of Sugar Honey Grahams.....I didnít pick up much pumpkin flavor but the maltiness was tasty and the minimal hoppiness showed off the nicely balanced spice mix. More please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HellesBunny666 (158) - Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Smells like fall and happiness! Sugar, caramel, vanilla, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice. Taste is pretty much the same. Smooth, sweet, velvety. Tastes like desert. Really awesome pumpkin beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Beautiful orange and copper color. Not much head. Very aromatic with scents of ginger, pumpkin, cinnamon, and clover. Not only does this beer smell like pumpkin pie, but tastes like it too. There is a sweetness about it as well. This is the best pumpkin beer I have had thus far.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
txolo (154) - SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
Huele a calabaza y especias que asusta, sabe a coca de carabassa de la marina alta, la que hacen las ueletas en las casas, de color muy naranja, dan ganas de comerla en plato, muy dulce y alicorada, se nota la calabaza como debe ser, de espuma poco persistente

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dliberto (154) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2013
One of my favorite pumpkin beers. Great for a desert beer 22 oz. bottle Smell of cinnamon and pumpkin, tastes exactly like it smells. Dark and sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2013
*22 oz. bomber* Look: Bright shade of orange, no head, active carbonation. Smell: Full of spices, leafy/ Earth tone, sweet caramel. Taste: Spices, caramel, mild acidity, finishes clean with more vanilla and caramel in the aftertaste, very moderate bitterness. Feel: Medium soft body, par carbonation. Overall: Very, very good pumpkin beer. Like the name says "Imperial PumKING". I mean the aroma tells you what youíre in for. What gets me is this brew is balanced to perfection. Full on the palate sweet malts and spices are on the heavy side but not over the edge. Drinkability is off the charts. 8.6 % abv is not detectable. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2009
nose is banana bread with a slight hint of pumpkin. pours reddish golden with good white head that sticks around. taste is bready with heavy nutmeg. the pumpkin is a bit disguised as banana. a pretty good novelty beer, but i will not buy again.

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