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RATINGS: 1883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Poured copper with a decent yet short lived head that did leave a little lace behind for the offering. Pumpkin pie in a glass on nose with hints of a buttery flakey pie crust. On mouth this beer lives up to the aromas. While presenting a light medium mouthfeel this beer delivers on cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. I did pick up some hop on finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jport4087 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Best pumpkin beer that I have ever had. While many like to brag that their brew is pumpkin pie in a bottle...this beer is one of two that actually delivers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Rated while drinking: Pours a lighter translucent golden amber color with a big cap of white head. This disappears to a faint ghost of a top. This aroma is alarming. Graham crackers, pumpkins?? Very different aroma invading. Goodness. Flavor took me apart. Shocking to say the least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2010
Pours out hazy orange with a big creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet and very caramel with spiciness, nutmeg and pumpkin. Flavour once again is very rich and sticky with sweet pumpkin and caramel to the fore, toffee, bit of a vegetal touch as it warms up. Sweet malts, no hops really except as a balance, maybe providing a dash of orangey citrus. Finish is surprisngly well balnced with pumpkin dominating and a honeyed sweetness that lingers. It really is like a caramelized pumpkin desert beer, though Iím not keen on how the vegetable flavours grow as the beer warms, definitely needs to be served on the cooler side for me, if only to reduce the sweetness a bit. Bt all in all itís great fun, and Iím really surprised I liked it so much as Iím not a big fan of Pumpkin at the best if times.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2011
2011 vintage, from bottle, pours an orange colour. Irn Bru anyone? What little head there is vanishes rapidly. Not a fan of the aroma but I think it smells of pie crusty maybe. Initial taste is a fine bitterness leading to some pumpkiny notes, write interesting really. aspirating the ale really brings out the pumpkin. Overall flavour lingers but isnít long lasting. A seasonal curiosity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
I love this sweet almost candy like aroma! It reminds me of Autumn. Nice burnt orange color, clear. Flavor is almost like gingerbread. Lingering sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
horto008 (175) - Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2013 bottle - excellent. Better than any other pumpkin/spiced beer Iíve tried. Compared to Fat Jack (Sam Adams) it has better spice, mouthfeel, general taste, and color. Iím going back to buy more of it. This is a keeper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2008
22 oz bomber. Pours a hazy copper with fluffly off-white head. Aromas of alot of ginger bread cookies, cinnamon and other spicy notes. Tastes is like a ginger bread cookie in liquid form. Notes of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. alcohol is well hidden. Great pumkin beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Pretty remarkable spices and overall flavor. Tastes like pumpkin pie - all the way to the graham cracker crust. Vanilla notes are nice, plenty of nutmeg. Probably the best pumpkin beer I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
metalhead0043 (174) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2013
22 oz bottle for 9 bucks. Ouch! This beer flies off the shelf, so I figured I had to pick one up to see what all the hoopla was about. Pours a clear copper/gold with a small white head. Smells like pumpkin pie, some spice and some malt. Taste is a little doughy, pumpkin, some spice, cinnamon and sweet on the end. Slightly thinner body but strangely creamy as well. I like this but I think it is a bit overpriced. Doesnít quite live up to the hype for me.

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