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RATINGS: 1910   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pours a relatively clear orange. Wonderful aroma of pie spice and brown sugar. Not surprisingly, tastes similarly, wonderful rich pie spice and brown sugar sweetness. The king of pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dansac (113) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Great pumpkin ale by ST. Everything I ever wanted from the style: huge on the spices; cinnamon, clove, nutmeg... some bitterness, medium-full mouthfeel, and some booze there as well, sweetness... Malty, without being too cloggy. Very nice stuff; would love to try a barrel aged version of this on rum or bourbon. :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2014 bomber bottle, pours golden with a small head. Sweet taste with a hint of spice and bitterness. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deadpool37 (113) - - AUG 22, 2016
Pours a deep clear golden orange amazing aromas of pumpkin spice and pie crust. Great pumpkin flavors with nutmeg graham cracker and a warm finish. My top pumpkin beer of choice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chalicemaster (112) - Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
I wasnít sure about this one. Itís basically like drinking a pumpkin pie. Surprisingly, thatís not a terrible thing. Very sweet but with enough warming alcohol to give it a bit of depth. Itís a bit of a novelty, really, but I suppose thatís what these things are supposed to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2009
draft. Aroma is amazing, spicy pie. gingery, overwhelming in a good way. Pours a clear dark copper color with a foamy head that dissipates quickly. Medium palate, nicely balanced body. Taste is spicy with a bitter edge, very drinkable. So many pumpkin beers are either gross or not at all pumpkin or spicy, but this one delivers every fall. Mmm. delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Wow! It really takes a lot to impress me with certain beers, especially pumpkin beers. Dogfish makes a "Punkin" beer that is fantastic in itís own right, but this one delivers on a different level. Compared to the Dogfish "Punkin" ale, this has a lot smoother caramely note to it with a strong pumpkin taste. The Dogfish has a mixture of cinnamon, brown sugar and a bit more spicier notes that is fantastic, but the Southern Tier might be better. The aroma is FANTASTIC! The taste is out of this world! and the follow through is crisp and easy. Give a try, highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Pours hazy orange with no head. Big pumpkin pie aroma. First sip is aggressive, and there might be a little bit too much going on in this beer, as some of the flavors seem to conflict with each other. The cloying, cinnamon predominance is hard for me to get used to, but it does get better with every sip, which saves this beer for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Spices all in the nose incredible. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Pumpkin pie all the way. Amber pour nice white head. Great pumpkin pie flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2012
22 oz. bomber...poured a deep pumpkin orange with no head...aroma was of pumpkin spice, but also contained hints of cinammon, nutmeg, nuts, and vanilla...taste was a nice mix of sweetness, from the vanilla to go along with the pumpkins sorta of bitter taste...this could become a national substitute for pumpkin pie...great brew!

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