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RATINGS: 1899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popkow (308) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (308) - - SEP 8, 2013
Pours a nice orange flavor with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of pumpkin and lot of spices that basically comprise pumpkin pie. Taste exactly like pumpkin pie and a bit nutty as well, like it was made from seeds. Best pumpkin beer I have had so far

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Pouts dark orange, white film of head. Aromas are pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and caramel, with some biscuit elements. Taste is pumpkin pie. Not like other pumpkin beers I've had. Legit. Pumpkin, spices, cinnamon sugar, sure. But what blows me away is the crust. You can TASTE the crust. It's just unreal. Spice flavors linger in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AaronTDubs (307) - - NOV 11, 2015
2015: Brown color, light carbonation. Smells of fresh baked pumpkin pie. The spices take the forefront of this beer. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. The pumpkin is not hidden or a background note like in many inferior pumpkin beers. This beer isnít afraid to be pumpkin pie in a glass. So, if you like pumpkin pie: there ya go. If not: Donít even bother with this beer. I love pumpkin pie. :)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Not really a fan of the pumpkin beers, but this one was spectacular. Not over spiced, smooth and highly drinkable. Subtle 9%abv.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
Rich, buttery, malty, creamy pumpkin aroma. Pumpkin colored, with a rapidly dissapating thin head. Similar to the nose, this beer tastes creamy on the palate, with the pumpkin shining through as well as a bit of spice (cinnamon predominates). Lightly carbonated and a bit light compared to what the aroma suggests. Alcohol is well hidden. Unique, nice take on the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (304) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2014 drank one year later. Bomber into wine glass. Appropriately,a squash orange pour, very minimal head. Actually smells like pumpkin, or pumpkin bread. Very light on the spice, barest hint of ginger. In the mouth, similar. Liquidated pumpkin bread. Very mild hops in the mouth. Generally not a fan of pumpkin bears since they tend to be spice and not gourd, but this is the opposite, and therefore rather pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Nice aroma. Bright, clear, and small creamy head. Very smooth flavor with slight spice. Almost sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eruizgarcia (303) - - 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.

2.7
   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.


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