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RATINGS: 1727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunk_again (164) - GREECE - DEC 19, 2013
650ml bottle. clear orange color with thin head. aroma is cinnamon, clove, pumpkin, cardamom. taste is pretty much the same with moderate to heavy sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2011, 22oz bottle. Pours light copper in my tumbler with a thin white head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing. Aroma is firm pumpkin pie spice, with a bready malt background. Flavor is a bit different. Very malty with a big pumpkin pulp flavor. Mouthfeel is medium - full. Nice, but I like a more pumpkin pie flavor than actual pumpkin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a clear amber with almost no head. Smells like pumpkin pie. One of the best mix of spices in the nose of any pumpkin brew. A load of spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice assault the tongue. Finishes with a little bit of a spicy hop kick. Iíd like a bit more pumpkin in the flavor, but at least the spices are balanced unlike a lot Iíve had. Mouthfeel is a touch light with good carbonation levels. I still prefer pumpkin brews that actually have pumpkin flavor, but the spices are very well balanced in this brew and itís one I go back to every year.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamT (163) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
walrussell (162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Okay, I like this beer, but it tastes like a scented candle. It smells like a scented candle too, but not as much as the flavor. Vanilla, cinnamon, some clove. Alcohol incredibly well hidden. Taste is all pumpkin, without very litttle bready beer flavors underneath. Mildly sweet.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
horto008 (161) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dliberto (159) - 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

4
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jameswolfe (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Definitely the best pumpkin ale I have ever had and the only one that deserves the name. Smells just like pumpkin pie and tastes as well. Not for everyone, but very festive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrnoluv (157) - long beach, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Beautiful apple cider gold, one of the best looking beers I have ever seen! The aroma is spices, cinammon, pepper, pumpkin, the taste is of course pumpkin seeds, spicy as heck, great smooth taste on the swallow! This is a drinker, you can drink this with anything all day. You donít even notice the 8.6 ABV, great beer.


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