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RATINGS: 1684   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
onedawger (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden with almost no head. Aroma is of spices, pumpkins. Taste is of pumpkins, spices. Overall: Iím not fond of pumpkins ales. This proves to be hard to drink, but no too bad either. I see nothing interesting in this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
falha (59) - - JAN 22, 2012
wheat, cinnamon banana . not much hops. nice sweet cinnamon aftertaste. plenty thick foam ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2011
poured into a lager glass. Amber in color with a thin head. The pumpkin in this this beer is very apparent unlike most pumpkin ales in which the nutmeg and cinnamon is more noticeable. A very good pumpkin ale that hides the 8.6% abv well. I hope to purchase more bottles of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cassius (58) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2013
wow. Erg lekker en pompoenig. Sterker van smaak ook met kruiden maar anders dan de mashing pumpin. Top3 bij pumpkinbeer event @Beer Temple 24-10-2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NathanJM (57) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2010
2010 bottling. A definite pumpkin ale. Strong on the pumpkin / pumpkin pie flavor. Less cinnamon/nutmeg than some other pumpkin ales. Somewhat bready. On the whole, the flavors felt muted. Much better than the Shipyard pumpkin ale. More pumpkiny than the New Holland Ichabod, but I have to give the higher ranking to the Ichabod as a matter of personal taste and preference for more spice. If memory serves, flavor is more-muted than with the Buffalo Billís as well... I will need to re-taste that one and then update this note.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Kshlava (55) - - SEP 3, 2012
Smells like soap. Too much carbonation. Better than the average beer but not something I would recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cloudstrife (54) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2008
22oz Bottle poured into glass. Pumpkin gold color with a yellowish white head. The smell of fresh pumpkin pie! Very delicious smelling beer. Absolutely the best pumpkin beer I have ever tasted, just like pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. I agree with the person who said they can taste everything right down to the graham cracker crust. Especially because the aroma of graham cracker crust is so strong. Great job of hiding the 9% alcohol which I must confess I love too. As far as harvest brews go this is what I would recommend to anyone interested. Overall Southern Tier scores again with another awesome beer, a must have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nittanyjim (54) - - OCT 16, 2013
Medium gold, thin white head. Pumpkin pie crust nose, hint of spices. Yeasty pumpkin taste, a but of bitterness lingers towards the end. Just the right amount of pumpkin, not too overpowering. Plenty of carbonation, decent chewiness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Orange color, with quickly fading head. Wonderful sweet and spicy aroma. Taste is sweetish, with a nice spice and alcohol flavor as would be expected

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrob (53) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
this is an intense pumpkin beer for sure. pours a somewhat cloudy, deep orange color with a small white head. aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, all spice, vanilla, and lots of ginger bread. Medium bodied mouthfeel with nice bitterness. Finishes smooth with a noticeable alcohol presence. overall, i am really enjoying this as itís a nice change from the basic pumpkin beers Iíve been drinking lately.

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