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RATINGS: 1885   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Wow!!! 22oz bottle pours aclear orange with a very fluffy white head.Nose is insane!!!Vegetable notes dominate with hints of vanilla,nutmeg and cinnamon.Taste is pumpkin,baking spice,citrus,vanilla and a awesome herbal flavor!!This is way the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever tried.Absolute standout!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Pours a brilliantly clear orange, topped with an ivory crown with lace laying in no discernible pattern. Well if Pumpkin beers are meant to smell like pumpkin pie, this hits the nail on the head. The aroma is so easily recognizable as pumpkin pie crust its ridiculous. Close your eyes and take a whiff, its hard to imagine your actually smelling a liquid. Besides the dark breaded crust lies aspects of cinnamon and brown sugar. For all intents and purposes this is what I expect a Pumpkin Beer to smell like. That taste is a seamless continuation of the smell. Bready flavors, pie crust, and nutmeg dominate. A caramel sweetness is delicately balanced beneath. The Pumpkin Meter reads an above average 7.5 out of 10. Itís not overbearing in spice, but easily identifiable in every sip. I tend to like the pumpkin toned down a notch which this beer accomplishes. Not forgotten in the mix is a solid hoppy bitterness rounding out a well balanced pumpkin beer. At first I wasnít sure I was digging Pumking, but as I slowly sipped the 22 ounces grew on me. At 9% ABV it has a bit of a kick with a crisp smooth mouth feel. Obviously this isnít your daily drinking session beer, but it makes for an excellent choice come Halloween. In fact, I may just say it is the best Pumpkin Beer I have had to date and would be a perfect accompaniment to some tasty holiday desserts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Clear orange with small white head and little lacing. Aromas of pumpkin pie, and even graham crackers. Taste is sweet, but not overbearing. Spices reign with notes of nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. The alcohol is well hidden and little carbonation even a bit flat. Overall, this is a very tasty beer. Wish I had some whipped cream

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a clear pumpkin orange with a thick white head that dies quick and doesnt really lace. Such a shocking smell. I thought Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin was huge but this takes the er.. pie. Literally like a fresh one of Grandmas famous pumpkin pies was shoved in my nostrils. Tastes the same as the smell. I feel like I should be putting whip cream on this beer. Big pumpkin, nutmeg, maybe cinnemon. Unbelievable. ABV is non existant. Full in the mouth and is thick but delicious. I didnt sip this, I ate this beer up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Pours a golden orange, aroma is buttery crust and pumpkin aroma flavor is the same finishes with some bitter hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours a lovely soft orange with minimal off white head. Lacing is decent. Do you know what a pumpkin pie smells like? It smells like that. The taste mirrors the nose without coming off as too artificial. Nutmeg is prominent but appropriate. Really nice. Mouthfeel is suitable for the style. Overall, I look forward to this release every year. Itís unique and hearty, delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 Bottle shared with GMCC2181, poured a nice clear amber color with aroma of spice, nutmeg, and fresh baked pumpkin pie. Taste is exactly like pumpkin pie, spices, graham crackers, ginger and a nice alcohol finish. the best pumpkin brew I have had!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anderson01 (261) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Aroma pumpkin pie, Appearance orange, hazy, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, heavy cloying sweetness, Palate medium body, Overall liquid pumpkin pie that is good for one and done. I would suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnielsen13 (259) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is pumpkin, spice, malt. Flavor is pumpkin, caramel, spice and hops.

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