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RATINGS: 1910   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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


4.5
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Nice aroma. Bright, clear, and small creamy head. Very smooth flavor with slight spice. Almost sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Let me preface this and say I just donít get it. Pour is fizzy orange carbonated but no head like a fresh poured amber cider. Smell is burnt punkin seed brown sugar white pepper. Taste is meally really sweet toasted and kinda spicy. Lots of big flavors just donít always work in harmony.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2013
5 oz. flight glass from Malted Barley in Westerly, RI. Served with a cinnamon sugared rim. Orangish rust color with a modest head and pretty good lacing. Smell is pumpkin pie, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg and alcohol. Taste is heavy on the pumpkin which really makes it stand out. Cinnamon, molasses and brown sugar also shine in this one. Nice bold flavors and spices really hide the alcohol well. A touch of hops at the end cleanses your palate for the next sip. Very good as far as pumpkin ales are concerned. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrnoluv (302) - long beach, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Beautiful apple cider gold, one of the best looking beers I have ever seen! The aroma is spices, cinammon, pepper, pumpkin, the taste is of course pumpkin seeds, spicy as heck, great smooth taste on the swallow! This is a drinker, you can drink this with anything all day. You donít even notice the 8.6 ABV, great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyScallywag (300) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Very good pumpkin beer. Lots of flavor but not obnoxious. Pretty pricey. I would buy a bottle or 2 at the bar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2009
This is a nice one. Poured darker orange into a snifter. On the nose you get pumpkin and more pumpkin. Almost like a pumpkin pie only with lots of alcohol. Some malt in there as well as there should be. Nice candied pumpkin sweetness all the way down and stays around on your palate with a great pumpkin aftertaste. Definitely up there on the list with the pumpkin beers.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2011 bottle. Pours dark orange with small tan head. Aroma is quite distinct. Smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, and bread - the taste is very much the same. Doesnít really linger long or stick to your teeth. It isnít cloyingly sweet - goes down fine for me.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep orange with a nice big off-white head. Overwhelming aroma of pumpkin, sweetness, and spice(a good thing). I enjoy pumpkin beers(to the point of brewing a pumpkin ale myself each autumn), but this one just doesnít quite do it for me. It was too sweet, not enough spice too match the malt and pumpkin. It was so sweet that I couldnít detect any hop presence. It is just too much thick, syrupy, oversweetness, etc. If it were tamed just a bit with some added spice and even a little hoppiness I believe it could be a great example of a pumpkin.


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