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RATINGS: 1894   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2010
650 ml bottle served into a Belgian beer goblet. Clear copper color with a foamy head that disappears quickly to a slim collar around the glass. Wonderful pumpkin and spices - including vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Very much reminded of a fresh baked pumpkin pie coming out of the oven. More pumpkin and spices in the taste follow the aroma. Thereís also a bready, chewy pie crust that goes along with the taste. Not terribly sweet, but very spicy and gingery. Med to full bodied with a chewy, bready crusty mouthfeel as well. Everything about this beer reminds me of a fresh baked pumpkin pie. The label suggests itís a halloween beer, but I think it works best as a desert beer for Thanksgiving dinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
efrumtheidiot (190) - Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 bought 22oz at the southern tier brewing co’s attached pub. deep orange-amber color with an off-white head. gingerbread, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel (sounds like the ingredients to a pie, i know). not very strong alcohol taste. it’s the first pumpkin brew that’s ever impressed me, and it makes a delicious fall treat. bartender suggested putting whipped cream on top? not sure about that but it might be worth a try...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle. Tasted during local beer tasting at grocery store. Potent pumpkin aroma. Pours orange without a lot of carbonation Taste: Very little spice and heavy on the pumpkin. Not my style. I prefer more spice and less pumpkin flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2011 2010 bottle. One of my favorite beers. It basically smells like pumpkin pie. Huge notes of pumpkin, pumpkin pie filling, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some cloves. The flavor is more of the same, and beautifully sweet and pumpkiny. Awesome, awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShelbyGrey (188) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 9, 2011
Color dorado anaranjado con media espuma.Aroma a calabaza dulce, especias y frutos secos muy logrado.Al paladar muy dulce un poco demasiado pero muy sabrosa con cuerpo, sabor intenso a calabaza con notas florales, ideal para tomarla en invierno y navidad.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (186) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2015 Amazing pumpkin beer! Pours light and packs a punch of flavor. The nose alone is spectacular. You can smell the entire pumpkin pie from fruit to crust to the cream! I want drink one of these every week. Very complex and goes down too easy. Yummy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2013
22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is transparent, light golden amber with minimal head. Aroma is light malts, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spices like cinnamon and all-spice. Taste is all pumpkin. Very, very intense pumpkin taste. Itís not a bad taste, but it is a bit overwhelming. You have to really like pumpkin to love this beer. Unfortunately, thatís not me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Campy877 (184) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Draft. A deep gold color. Smells like a thanksgiving day pumpkin pie with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is different. Actually taste like a cross between pumpkin pie and banana nut bread! Excellent! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Orange. Aroma is buttery, mandarin orange. Taste has less butter but still very present. Some grapefruit bitterness, orange. Interesting but not all that good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jkbachman (181) - - SEP 23, 2012
Spice level overpowers the pumpkin flavor. Good aroma but again, spice notes overpower everything else. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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