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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

   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

   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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange pour with thin head. Aroma and flavor were pure pumpkin pie with some alcohol mixed in. Somewhat light body. Not bad, but not all that impressive either.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Malt, dough, sweet spices and pumpkin aroma (and Old Bay, sounds crazy). Light golden pour with nice white head. Nice bitterness, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, gram cracker and doughy pumpkin pie taste. Very Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
veronneaupy (220) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Au nez, on sent le biscuit, le thé tchaï et le grain. En bouche, on goûte bcp le biscuit Graham, la cannelle, la vanille, le grain et un peu la citrouille. La finale est sucrée, caramélisée, douce et cannellée. Très agréable à boire et ne tombe pas sur le cœur. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinaMarket (219) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Um...graham crackers stuffed in the neck? Spices, rush of sweet graham crackers from the neck. Honey-Nut Cheerios? Pours slightly hazy orange/golden with very little head. It receds immediately. Spicy grain aroma from the glass. Great legs, and wow, tremedous pumkin pie flavor. I have wanted to try this brew for some time since I have heard so many great things about it, and I am really impressed. Full bodied, slightly viscous, and really delicious. Caramel, coriander, nutmeg, clove, lots of pumkin, and a slightly bittered finish. Well balanced even with the overt sweetness. It finishes sticky but very clean. Makes me want to have more. Oddly, I am getting an extremely faint mold taste in the middle. Maybe just because thereís so much going on in this beer...taste bud overload! Try this beer! Tasted @ 55F.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Late entry for me but Iím certain glad that I got to try this. Been a want of mine for awhile. Nice meld of spice and pumpkin, very good, not the best pumkin beer Iíve had, but still very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 I liked this the first time I tried it. I must have drank it after having a few other beers. The next two times I tried it, I thought it was very artificial tasting and didnít taste much like pumpkin pie or even pumpkin beer. Maybe this is because no one uses vanilla butternut extract in their pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2011
The best pumpkin beer around. Aroma is a mixture of bready malts and brown sugar sweetness which does equate to graham cracker. The mouthfeel is smooth with a little carbonation tingle. The taste is amazing. Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, but most importantly this is a pumpkin beer that is dominated by the flavor of pumpkin. Grab some turkey and stuffing for dinner then finish it off with a glass of this for dessert and you will be amazed.

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