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RATINGS: 1825   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


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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (230) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Slightly cloudy golden orange. Smell is pastry, pie crusts, slightly sweet, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Taste is very thick and rich; good, spicy pumpkin flavor, graham cracker. Slight booze in the aftertaste. A little strongly flavored but tasty.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Last tried from the bottle... but Iím going to rate it off the tap from the Trion. I canít tell you how important it is that you try this from the tap... I loved it when I had it at the Trion, went to my store and bought our last bottle a few months ago. I opened it last night, and... GOD! The spices were just overwhelming, and the finish almost choked me. Please try it from the tap next year, or maybe a really fresh bottle... the difference in this instance is NIGHT and DAY!

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!

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Aroma of a sugar cinnamon cookie: very unique and strikingly noticeable during the entire drink. Taste was somewhat ho-hum but went down easily and didnít end on a bitter note. This beer was a bit disappointing but mostly because I didnít notice any pumpkin flavor at all. Great marketing for this beer: the folks at Southern Tier obviously care about all aspects of their product

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Bomber. Pours a hazy orange with thin white head which goes quickly. Pumpkin pie with cinnamon in the nose, almost candy like. Flavor is an explosion of pumpkin and cinnamon with other spice and a touch of caramel, slightly malty base, could not really realize the hops at all. Very thin on the palate, but still needs to be taken slowly. Decent

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 6, 2010
If youíve never tried this beer you should not be allowed to say you donít like pumpkin beers. The nose is huge and sweet like pumpkin cream pie sprinkled with nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste mirrors that and you feel like your drinking liquid pumkin pie covered in whip cream.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HellesBunny666 (222) - Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Smells like fall and happiness! Sugar, caramel, vanilla, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice. Taste is pretty much the same. Smooth, sweet, velvety. Tastes like desert. Really awesome pumpkin beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (222) - - 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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