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RATINGS: 1899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ahuth (295) - - AUG 5, 2015
Bottled cloudy cooper. Strong pumping taste. Not much of any other taste. Just pumpkin. Good ale for those who like pumpkin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 25, 2010
A new take on the pumpkin ale. Cinnamon aroma of the pie and taste of the pie throughout. Its an unusual flavor for an ale. I would buy it again next fall.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2012
bomber 22 oz aroma, sweet pumpkin pie aromas, some malty cereal notes color, meduim bottle nce head taste awesome smooth malt forward, then just like pumpkin pie on backend, sweet spicy overall I lover it best pumpkin beer Ive ever had, so sm otth and well balanced, would try again for sure

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antonstoop (291) - - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2013 bottle. Pour is clear orange with fluffy white head. Aroma is pumpkin and spice. Taste is pumpkin, roasted malt, cinnamon, herbal, sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enwiebe (290) - - SEP 24, 2014
Bomber. Pours hazy orange with a head the dissipates quickly. No lacing. Strong clove and nutmeg nose. Drinks smooth with a strong malt backbone and a hint of pumpkin. Touch of hop finish. Not for every night. Definitely a desert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2012
22 oz bottle - pours orange, orangey orange clear orange, with an orange-white medium head, slight lacing. BIG aromas of nutmeg, all-spice, pumpkin, and roasted goodness. Hints of cinnamon along with the aforementioned nutmeg on the taste. Medium-full bodied with a spicy finsh, lingering creaminess. Tastes like biting into a slice of pumpkin pie. Exactly. Yum yum gimme some! This is the perfect Halloween/Thanksgiving/Autumnal Equinox brew, if only the weather would cooperate. I like Southern Tier. But I dont like orange.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2012 bottle. Smells of pumpkin pie, graham crackers and butter cookies. Tastes like butterscotch pudding and graham cracker pie crust with a hint of pumpkin. Slight impression of popcorn flavored jelly belly as it warms.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Draught from the growler station at Greens. Pour is a hazy, orange-brown with nice carbonation and a thin, off-white head. Nose is pumpkin, bread and brown sugar. Basically smells like pumpkin bread. Flavor starts out crisp and hoppy like a light pale ale before transitioning into spicy notes and finishing with a sweet, pumpkin bread kick with a bit of lingering alcohol flavor. I purchased this beer because Id never had a pumpkin brew and was not disappointed. A full-flavored, delicious seasonal beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (286) - - SEP 12, 2014
An excellent pumpkin ale. Super sweet and pie like. Pour is clear amber with a decent non lasting head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Taste is pumpkin pie, malt, and spices. Finish is moderate carbonation and lingering spice. Overall a great fall beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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