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RATINGS: 1909   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Ok I am all over the board on this. Plus it is quite possible that I have been wrong all along with my dislike of the punkin beer. This is loaded with punkin taste. Loaded. Its a sweetness that has very little of the spice that Dogfish is overwhelmed with. This is a total oppisite in the same style. Very interesting and I must admit, much more drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 Beautiful amber orange color, no head. This smells exactly like pumpkin pie, it has all the aspects of one in there. Suprisingly carbonated at first taste, well balanced beer. There is an almost buttery taste, but not much pumpkin pie. Goes down with not much aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redtechnj (309) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Hazy copper orange with a thin, almost non-existant off white head. Rich cinnamon and nutmeg aroma, pumpkin,vanilla and ginger snaps. Flavor is rich and sweet. big flavor of ginger snap cookie, pumpkin,sweet potato,cinnamon,nutmeg. The undesputed KING of pumkin beers!

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Pours a nice orange hue, with a bit of carbonation. The aroma is amzing! If you like pumkin pie this is one of the best beer aromas you will probably smell in quite a while, otherwise you may dislike it. The taste is much the same, though there is also a few notes of ripe fruit like figs and possibly plums. The overall taste is that of spices and cinnamon, but it also very well balanced with a nice taste of pumpkin permeating. An excellent and balanced beer for the fall season.

   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

   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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eruizgarcia (306) - - 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.

   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.

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