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RATINGS: 1822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Extremely smooth beer (almost too so). Aroma is full of spices, mostly cinnamon. This is complimented by pumpkin, spice taste. Solid pumpkin beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
Great Beer, tastes like no other pumpkin beer I have tasted. Its a great beer everyone should try!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
benfergy (232) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - NOV 14, 2014
The aroma has a caramel malt, and more prominently, many spices. The taste is definitely sweet. The finish is malty. Itís an hour unusual beer, and a good one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours a light amber color with a nice white head that produces a reasonable amount of lacing and decent head retention. The aroma is almost exactly like pumpkin pie filling. There is a hint of graham cracker hidden in there. Lots of cinnamon, all spice, ginger, all the typical seasoning you would think of when thinking of pumpkin pie. Smells wonderful! OH MY GOD! I figured this beer would taste a bit different than the aroma but no! It tastes exactly how it smells. All the typical pumpkin pie flavors you are used to with just a very slight hint of bitterness. This tastes wonderful!!! The palate is a touch too thick for me, but it fits the beer well. This is amazing!! Well done! Tops for fall seasonals!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Iím not a Pumpkin Beer kind of guy, if you know what I mean... but I am a guy who likes a quality beer that is extra-ordinary, such as this. Spicy, caramel and of course pumpkin.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anderson01 (231) - Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Cloudy in appearance and golden in color. Very good lacing with a white bubbly head. Smells like grandmaís(freshly baked) whole made pie crust. Definite pumpkin spice aroma. Reminds me of thanksgiving. Taste like pumpkin pie with a trace of hops. Taste like grandmaís recipe. Medium-bodied beer with a creamy texture. The finish is like the cool whip melting in your mouth. This is the best pumpkin beer i have had so far. I loved it.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eberndt (231) - - AUG 10, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 2012: cellared Aug 31, 2012. Pours a dark amber color and slightly hazy. No head. Not much pumpkin pie in the nose like a fresh bottle, but retained much of the spice flavor. Much more of a bready, malt presence 2 years later.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
lownote (228) - USA - DEC 22, 2014
From bottle into pint glass with a finger thick head and a bright orange color. 2014. Aroma is very sweet with some fruitiness and I believe a cinnamon spice. Slightly artificial smelling. Taste is at first sweet and boozy with a lot of spice flavors oncoming late that feel unconnected to the base beer. Spice is sharp all spice and nutmeg and other pie flavorings. Very intense. Mouthfeel is a light but sharp carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. This tastes very different from last year in not a great way.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours copper with small off-white head thatís gone a bit too fast. Aroma is lots of fresh pumpkin with just enough spice. Flavor is similar, but sublime. This is another one thatís difficult for me to qualify. Itís just exactly what I want it to be.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2009 Poured medium-orange, slightly hazy with very little head. Pie crust and caramel in the aroma -- not the spice bomb I expected. Subtle nutmeg and pumpkin in the flavor which is otherwise dominated by pie crust. Boozy finish took me slightly by surprise. A little thin on the palate. Very tasty and warming!


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