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RATINGS: 1916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dliberto (217) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2013
One of my favorite pumpkin beers. Great for a desert beer 22 oz. bottle Smell of cinnamon and pumpkin, tastes exactly like it smells. Dark and sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewballs (215) - USA - OCT 13, 2013
Sadly a much over hyped brew. Light , bright orange hue. Billowy head. Hint of pumpkin and cinnamon. Flat carbonation. Mediocre wash down. Lacks body. Very thin and simple. I had this at a bar and bought a bottle to make sure of my conclusion. Second time is not a charm. Needs more flavor and hops. Seems a bit manufactured and without a natural flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2011
This was a treat. Heavy pumpkin, graham cracker, and nutmeg aroma. Heavy sweetness. It really tastes similar to pumpkin eggnog. Delicious.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dr_MedievAle (214) - Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Aroma: Hot buttered popcorn. Come on guys, diacetyl spoilage? Christ. Appearance: looks great. Clear gold. Decent carb bubble action. Ivory head. Taste: smooth diacetyl. Bitter vegetables. I am thinking this beer is from a bad batch. Either that, or all these Pumking fans are idiots. There is a pumpkin flavor here, but it is mostly buttered popcorn. Palate: creamy. Finishes bitter. Or butter. But not better than good gourd, or any other pumpkin ale for that matter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2013
2013 bottle. clear amber with a moderate white head and moderate retention. pumpkin, light nutmeg, icing, very very strong cornbread. strangely strong. i dont get it, actually. its almost like pumpkin flavored cornbread. weirds me out. medium-heavy sweet, light bitter. medium body, slick feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2010
650ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a crystal clear orange, with minimal head that quickly dissapears. Looked rather thin while pouring. Aroma of gingerbread. Tastes to me like carrot cake; rich, spicy and sweet. More body than expected. No sign of the 9% abv. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
22oz bottle, 2011 release. Pours translucent light orange with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie with emphasis on the crust. Taste is perplexingly similar to liquid pumpkin pie with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Moderate hops bitterness with a fairly dry finish. Thin texture with soft carbonation. One of the best pumpkin beers available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hiddenvariable (209) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007
bottle. pours a slightly hazy orange with a medium white head that fades to the edges and leaves a bit of lacing. the smell is wow-inducing. it smells, as others have noted, pretty much exactly like pumpkin pie. you can even tell the crust from the gelatin. if pumpkin pie came in liquid form, this is what it would taste like. the alcohol is scarily well-hidden. im not a huge fan of the style (nor pumpkin pie), but this is by far the best ive had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seehaferb23 (209) - - SEP 27, 2015
$8.60 at NW Growlers in Sherwood, Oregon. Tasted by the Cannery Row Beer Club. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kimjongill (207) - - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2012 This beer has grown in popularity of late. Best I?ve had it is on tap, maybe 2 months old. After that, the spices die off too much for it to be quite so enjoyable. Good pumpkin flavor, balanced with other herbs and spices. Very fall-like. This is, to this point, the best pumpkin ale I?ve tried.

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