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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2010 Pours a amber orange color. Has a smell of bready malts with a slight roastiness (almost reminds me of toasted pumpkin seeds) and ginger/nutmeg (pumpkin pie). Taste is very similar to the nose with a bit more emphasis on the pumpkin pie but not nearly as sweet. Definitely in my top 3 for pumpkin ales.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crompt (120) - York, South Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pours honey orange with a strong nutmeg aroma. This tastes just like pumpkin pie in a bottle with a strong nutmeg finish. This is the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had. I usually donít like pumpkin beers because they are usually too watery or the spices just donít quite do it for me but this one is nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aholmb1 (120) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Appearance: translucent amber color, white head and when poured it stays in tact for a while, pretty dense Aromas: gingerbread, pumpkin, spices, smells like fall, dessert Taste: wow this beer tastes like a gingerbread cookie! It is delicious, pumpkin and spices, cinnamon Palette: very slight bitterness at end, does not leave the tongue dry, well carbonated Overall: this beer is an awesome fall beer, it definitely does remind me of Halloween and thanksgiving ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (119) - - SEP 12, 2014
An excellent pumpkin ale. Super sweet and pie like. Pour is clear amber with a decent non lasting head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Taste is pumpkin pie, malt, and spices. Finish is moderate carbonation and lingering spice. Overall a great fall beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bookseeb (118) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Appearance is a hazy golden orange supporting a thin head leaving nil lace. Smell of pumpkin and light spice. Taste has whats in the aroma with a good punch of the pumpkin and the sweetness of the caramel malt with good balance of the hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A different enjoyable Imperial that would be good with pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaraCurtis (117) - Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2011
The best pumpkin beer I have ever had and I have not personally ever liked pumpkin beers. However, I love this one! The aroma is like pumpkin seed, candy and heaven!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (117) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
High spice, almost overwhelmed. Used to be my fav. Realize now that there is so much more out there

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2014
On tap. Served a dark coppery color with a small head and bits of lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, bit of spice, nutmeg and a hint of pumpkin pie sweetness. Taste of pumpkin, nice blend of spice with an easy sweetness. Nice bitterness with a bit of lingering spice. Medium body, tasty without being overly sweet. Enjoyable beer that fits the season. Worth checking out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
c_lee_burton (116) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
22 oz bottle. Smells like fresh pumpkin pie. Pours a light gold with a quickly dissipating head. Tastes of buttery crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin, and a bitter hop finish. Decent, but not as smooth as the spices and hops could be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kuzo (115) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Pours a clear orange amber with a thick off-white head. Good lacing left on the glass. Smells like refrigerated pumpkin pie. Sweet bready malts with nutmeg and ginger spice. Taste follows the nose. Not as much pumpkin taste or nearly as sweet as I was expecting which makes this quite delicious. It tastes like a beer!!! A bit boozy on the finish. Very nice on the palate. Good carbonation, clean, crisp, and refreshing. By far my favorite pumpkin ale. No wonder this sells out fast at my locally distributor.

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