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RATINGS: 1820   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crhensel (138) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a beautiful orange with a nose full of sweet pumpkin and pie spices. A little fizzy at first on the tongue, but there is a fantastic balance between the sweetness of the pumpkin, sharpness of the pie spices, and bitterness of the hops. Easily one of my favorite pumpkin ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
This is pumpkin pie in a bottle! Very strong aroma and flavors of pumpkin and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Mild alcohol taste. Not for everyone, and in fact, I would prefer a bit less of the strong pumpkin/spice flavors. Still, very good. Great for dessert in the fall!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
retinadoc (137) - - MAR 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Bottle. The best beer Iíve ever had, bottle or draft. Unlike any beer Iíve ever had. Like pumpkin cream pie in a bottle. Rich, cinnamon and nutmeg aroma. Rich deep red color. Delicious, creamy mouthfeel with creamy finish. The sensation is like drinking a rich dessert. Amazing.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Erikh04 (136) - - OCT 31, 2013
Way too sweet. Overpowering on the vanilla. I was very disappointed. Usually like southern tier beers. Tasted like pumpkin covered sugar cookies. Not good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Tulip on tap. Great aroma with buttery nutmeg, cinnamon, fresh dough, pumpkin, with some autumn crispness. Thin head, dark brown-orange color, like pumpkin pie filling. Taste is better than even the aroma advertises, with huge quantities of the aroma spices, lots of pumpkin, very very buttery with the boozy warmth. Great autumn beer, and one of the reasons I look forward to fall every year.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gutifa (135) - Bad Wurzach, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2013
Orange beer with a good white head. Aroma is delicious! Is really sweet, with caramel and cinnamon. But also some toffee and even some chocolate. In mouth you can find some pumpkin and malty sweetness. Full of spyces and with a more or less bitter end. The first Pumpkin ale that i like.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pours an orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. The aroma is very nice, it smells like nutmeg, pumpkin pie, cinnamon and brown sugar. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes pretty much just like a pumpkin pie would. Mouthfeel/body is medium.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2010
This was the first pumpkin brew Iíve had that I actually liked, and I liked it a whole lot. Just the right amount of spice, not too sweet (actually it was fairly bitter behind all the pumpkin spice). Spices and heavy carbonation masked the massive abv% without becoming overpowering themselves--very well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
I received a bottle of this from a good friend of mine (MD). Nothing special in the pour. The body is thin with a small white head and the color is a deep golden similar to bees honey. Aroma is mild with tones of spices. The flavor is tremendous, you can really taste the pumpkin and it finishes with a lingering bite of cloves. I think my mouth is actually numb from the cloves or flavoring added to this brew. This is a complex mix that hides the alcohol with smooth flavor. Very enjoyable. Try one!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aholmb1 (132) - 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


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