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Pumking is an ode to Pca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Pca 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 its alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its 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 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamT (245) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bomber. Pours a nice clear orange with a slight off white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie and subtle spices. Nothing too overpowering on the nose. Everything really comes forward in the flavor. Tastes like pureed pumpkin pie with whipped cream and spices of cloves and cinnamon. The spices are perfectly balanced without being too overbearing as most pumpkins beers tend to. The smooth, creamy texture of this beer works wonders and is one of the best pumpkin beers I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
matty (242) - 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 (242) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2009
Brilliantly crafted, first time trying and loved it. Pours into tulip deep orange with little head. Aroma is amazing - rich baked pumpkin, cardamon, nutmeg and allspice, light toffee and a hint of whipped cream. Taste is much the same with full, rounded flavors, late bitterness and hidden alcohol. Mouthfeel is almost perfect, smooth, creamy and resinous with a little hop bite that Im sure with smooth out with age. This ale is liquid pie perfection.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Got a bottle from craft beer outlet. I saved this for Halloween. Nice pumpkin ale, tastes like a nice piece of pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Orange pour...looks kinda fake. Poor head retention...could be the glass though. Subtle pumpkin and spice aroma. Smells vaguely of circus peanut candy. Aggressive spice profile but it is balanced nicely by malty sweetness. Good body with a clean finish. One of the better pumpkin beers hindered only by its odd color.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
b79turner (241) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 2, 2011
2011 bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a light tan with a yellowish/orange color. 1" head that melts away to nice lacing around the glass. Nose is very unique...sweet, caramel, spicy, pumpkin. Taste is same, so smooth! This is a fantastic beer. A+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antonstoop (241) - - OCT 14, 2013
A light amber beer, with a poor white head. A crystal clear beer. In the nose there are a lot of herbs and sweetness. I smell pumpkin, milk chocolat, bitter liqueur and alcohol. It is a medium bodied beer, with a low and fine carbonation. In the taste there a lot of sweet of the milk chocolat, and somewhat spicy from the pumpkin. There is also a light bitterness and the taste of alcohol. In the aftertaste there is more liqueur bitter, and less milk chocolat. Overal is a decent beer, with pumpkin and chocolat dominating the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
Orangy and clean in colour with a nice thin lacing head. Smells of ginger cookies fresh out of the oven. Tastes very smooth and clean, coats the throat slightly. A nice taste of ginger and a bit of cinnamon. Very smooth. A little more on the ginger snaps then pumpkin pie, but still a very high quality beer.

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