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RATINGS: 1916   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Deep golden pour with a fluffy white head. Inviting aroma of roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little booze. Taste is sweet pumpkin, lots of cinnamon spice, and a hint of nutmeg. Has sort of a creamy, buttery, vanilla overtone with a long, pleasant aftertaste. Velvety mouthfeel and not even a hint of alcohol flavor. Outstanding, definitely my favorite pumpkin beer. Itís definitely pumpkin pie in a bottle, so itís not for people who are looking for more of a "beer" quality in their pumpkin ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2012
On tap @ Lazy Boy Saloon. Poured a clear copper with no recognizable head and minimal lacing. Aroma certainly resembles a pumpkin pie with hints of cinnamin, nutmeg, and fresh pumpkin. Taste is obviously a pumpkin beer, but mellow relative to most pumpkin beers, balanced by slight hoppiness. Flavors include similar spices as aroma with pumpkin puree and maple syrup also evident. Most I have ever enjoyed a pumpkin beer, but would still limit myself to drinking one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2009
On tap @ the Beer Engine. I was SO excited to find it on tap since I thought I totally missed the season and any chance of getting some pumking this year. Pours a very pumpkin orange only a slight bit of off-white head. Beautiful natural pumpkin taste, nutmeg spices and everything nice. Quite a treat, certainly the best pumpkin beer Iíve had thus far.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RamyG4 (324) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a small off white head. Aroma is heavy pumpkin, pie crust, caramel, and loads of spice, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Taste is the right amount of sweet, with all the flavors I want in a pumpkin beer. Finish is spicy, sweet, with some light bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Great pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Bomber->lager glass: Pours an average, frothy, white head that exhibits excellent lacing atop an amber body. There is a earthy yeast aroma, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon aroma emanating from the glass. The body is medium, texture is oily and creamy and no carbonation. The flavor’s duration is average-to-long, and lightly sweet. Really makes me think of pumpkin pie--an excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Caramel pour with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet pumpkin pie, perhaps with the whipped cream included. Thereís some nice ginger spice in there too. The flavor is sweet, which youíd expect from Southern Tier, but thereís plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg spice in there too. Itís not too overly sweet though, which is a bonus. Finish is with some pumpkin spice. A little thin is the biggest shortcoming. Otherwise, a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2011
being not a huge fan of all things pumpkin, i found this beer delicious! great aroma and taste make this a favorite for many. not quite ready to dig into that pumpkin pie, but iíll definitely will have another Pumking!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2011
2011; bottle; hazy orange with white head; aroma-vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spices, sweet; taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, warming alcohol feel, average carbonation. Very pleasant

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doodler (317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Fresh bomber split with the buds at Crooked Stave. Pours a golden orange color with a light yellow head. Good lacing. Pumpkin pie nose. Somewhat spicy, with cinnamon & nutmeg flavors, but with the pumpkin coming through on the finish. Has a nice depth. Warms on the finish. A tasty treat and must try...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 Remarkable smelling beer - graham cracker crusted pumpkin pie. The taste is much more "ale" like than the nose - caramel malt, biscuit, cereal. Couldnít drink a lot of this at one time, but really incredible and original.

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