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RATINGS: 1721   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Pumking is an ode to Pca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Pca 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 its alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gus_13 (19) - Brandon, Mississippi, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Poured from a bomber into pint glass. Appearance: Clear light orange. Solid one and a half to two finger head. Good carbonation and lacing. No real alcohol legs to speak of. Aroma: Smells just as advertised, like a pumpkin pie. Nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and creamy deliciousness. Such a good smell. Taste: Just like it smells. Sweet pumpkin tastes with cinnamon and nutmeg. Brown sugar hints as well. Verdict: Phenomenal beer. Exactly what I want in a pumpkin beer. So glad I got a few when I did. Love this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gearz (19) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Big smell of nutmeg. Tastes better cold. Tastes different year to year. Not too sweet like other beers of this type ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NasalBasil (19) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2013
I never liked the taste of Sweetzel Spiced Wafers, until I had my first Pumking. It pours beautifully with an amber-bronze body and a shallow head that disappears relatively fast. Its spicy in both taste and aroma. If you could bake a pumpkin pie infused with spice wafer cookies, you would have a pie that tastes like Pumking. Delicious in my book.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcran86 (19) - Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Rich bronze pour with minimal head. Decent pumpkin taste and high ABV %. One of the better pumpkin ales I've tasted. Light and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
vikasdesai (18) - USA - SEP 25, 2010
only good thing about colder weather after a nice summer is the influx of seasonal brews, and this is the crown jewel, is there anything that smells better than this? Adrianna Lima? i digress..., hides the 9% about as good as you can, touches of cinnamon and nutmeg and sugar with hops, with a wonderful amber color signifying the onset of fall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stefano21 (18) - Toronto, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
650ml bottle from the LCBO. Small head and carbonation with big flavours (note these are not hints, these are actual flavours) of pumpkin and spice. Slightly hoppy with a slight bitter aftertaste. Very reminiscent of eating a pumpkin pie. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
werberski (18) - New York, USA - SEP 8, 2012
intense aroma, the best smelling pumpkin beer to date. easy to drink, nice mixture of ale and spice. an excellent and hard to beat example of a pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
iron_maiden (18) - Newnan, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
This one is on the TOP of my Pumpkin list..Taste like cinnamon, clove, brown sugar, pie crust and of coarse Pumpkin. To sum it up, i would just say that this is Liquid Pumpkin Pie !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrP00tz (17) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2008
P00tz sez....It wasn’t long before I grew weary of my employment with the postal service. Long hours of perusing around neighborhoods barely leaving the interior of my transport. P00tz needs more excitement in his day to day. It is with great pleasure that P00tz has taken apprentice with a mercenary and is learning his craft. This beer pours a soft copper orange with a nose and flavor reminiscent of eating raw pumpkin meat covered in nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and vanilla. P00tz likes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutbiiliards (17) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2009
bright orange color with almost no head aroma is sweet pumpkin pie spice flavor issome bitterness with spicey pumpkin and a vanilla aftertaste overall a good fall beer ive heard its also good with a year in the cellar.

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