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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Bomber shared with illini08 and Duane. Poured a bright copper with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma was composed of 95% pumpkin and the rest yeast, hops, and some cinnamon. The taste was similar except for a bitter aftertaste that I canít really attribute to hops. This was decent, but Iíd like to try a better balanced pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2010
pours very nice deep golden color, very small head that left quickly. Little carbonation and a great aroma that reminds me of some spicy pumpkin latteís with the special little drop of booze that makes it warm you up just right. The amazing part is with the taste, you get it all, other than the alcohol. I loved the smoothness of this beer especially with the late tones of the pumpkin puree hitting you right before the slight aftertaste of hops. Very well balanced beer and probably the best íflavor infusedí brew I have had to date. Great fun when baking up some pumpkin seeds in the oven after carving the Jack-o-lantern for the year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a fine bubbled off-white head. Rich aromas of cookies and pumpkin pie. Taste is light-medium sweet with just a touch of tart, with cookie malt base and complex constantly evolving highlights of spice and earthy hops and a rich long-lasting finish. Light-medium body, relatively soft carbonation, and a slightly sticky texture. Like pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust in a glass - love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Not a big fan of this style, but we have them. Liked this one a lot -c an actually taste the pumpkin as distinct from the pie spices. Seems balanced between the pumpkin and pie flavors, nice aroma like you are in the kitchen. Not overly sweet, but sweet enough that it is more of a dessert treat than something just to sit and drink. Liked it a lot, would buy again and serve to guests.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ESPh (72) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 Aroma of cloves, nutmeg and vanilla. Slight white head and golden color. Vanilla and spice flavor but not much of a pumpkin flavor. Medicinal quality to it. Drank half a glass and poured out the rest of the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex4r (72) - - APR 28, 2012
Not A big fan of pumpkin beers. This beer pours an orange color with a white head that disappears right away. Nose is sweet. Cinnamon and spice plus pumpkin pie. Taste is consistent with the nose, just way too sweet for me but better than a lot of the other styles. The wife loves it so I keep buying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
heminator (72) - Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Ok, this is probably the best pumpkin beer out there. A little heavy, but I have no idea how they got that much pumpkin flavor in there. It really is the perfect blend of pumpkin pie and beer. Get it fresh and on draft if you can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haugeberg (71) - - AUG 30, 2012
Poured from bomber into pint glass. The taste is completely enveloped in pumpkiny goodness! Although the pumpkin flavor is artificial, I highly recommend this beer! Completely awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewchacho4 (71) - Vancouver, WA, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2011
Taken from notes. On tap at By The Bottle on 10/27/2010. Served in a snifter. Color is a hazy amber with a thin white head. The nose is nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and hints of ginger. Flavor is much of the same, full of spices! Seriously like drinking liquid pumpkin pie. Very different from anything Iíve ever tasted. No way Iíd guess this is 9% ABV either! I imagine you either love this or you hate it. Personally, I canít wait to try this next year! It is exactly what it says it is, so you gotta give it props for that. Another win for ST!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Claymeister (71) - USA - OCT 8, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange appearance. Aroma is fantastic with caramel, nuts and pumpkin. Full bodied with a medium sweet taste. This is clearly my favorite pumpkin beer and is hands down the best. Highly recommend this one. Cheers!

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