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RATINGS: 1822   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Erikh04 (141) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nasmith003 (141) - Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Sweet pumpkin pie aroma and copper orange color. Sweet malty backbone with hints of nutmeg and allspice. Clean finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Draught, Ballantine Willoughby OH Very fresh keg and thank goodness. Not a pumpkin/spiced beer fan normally but this is over the top good. The aroma is out of this world. Pumpkin pie, vanilla, caramel. Taste follows up with great spice flavor and balanced malt. Try this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GraveAtSea (139) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Nice amber, clear color with small white head. Aroma: pumpkin, cakes, sweet spices - very nice. Taste: a lot of pumpkin, roast pumpkin, pumpkin jam, some root spicies in the background. Overall balanced, semi dry and very drinkable. Warming finish. The greatest pumpkin ale that i ever tasted.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2013 Pumking on draft into a tulip glass. Aromas of buttered popcorn, caramel, pumpkin, a bit of spice, vanilla. This smells like no other beer, particularly pumpkin ale, that Iíve ever had. Itís a gorgeous, slightly cloudy orange color. Frankly, itís pumpkin-colored. Itís just about perfect on the taste. Lots of vanilla, sweet pumpkin pie, a bit of hop crispness at the end just to keep it from becoming cloyingly sweet. This beer tastes like fall. Spare no expense to get your hands on this baby!

   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

   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!

   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.

   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.

   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.

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