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RATINGS: 1821   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whiskeyrocks (68) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Second best pumpkin ale/beer ive ever had. It has a perfect dark golden color. It smells like a house full of fresh fall cookies. One of my favorite scents. It has so many outstanding flavors. Spice, sweet, bitter and herbs. Its a great fall brew. One that you can drink on a warm or chilly fall night. Its a refreshing twist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nittanyjim (66) - - OCT 16, 2013
Medium gold, thin white head. Pumpkin pie crust nose, hint of spices. Yeasty pumpkin taste, a but of bitterness lingers towards the end. Just the right amount of pumpkin, not too overpowering. Plenty of carbonation, decent chewiness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 23, 2012
It does not get any better than this for a pumpkin beer. Itís over the top pumpkin and graham cracker, but in all the right ways.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
uhljoseph (66) - TAMPA, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2012
This full bodied and bold taste with a spicy aroma and a deep copper color. Just slightly hoppy. Best of the pumpkin beers out there! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weevo (65) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
22oz. Bottle, pours an amber orange, with a very light white head. Smells just like a pumpkin pie which follows thru to the pallet. I thought it also tasted better as it warmed a bit. This beer is one of the better pumpkin beers I've tried and definitely succeeds at what they were attempting to do, I'm just not a fan of anything with a hint of cloves. Ones great to start the season, but a second is a bit much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beersammich (64) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Iíd classify the smell as pumpkin cologne. The taste is a bit better, but not much. disclaimer Iím not a huge pumpkin beer fan and this wasnít an exemption. Had from a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours a dark golden orange with an off-white head. Smells of sweet corn, pumpkin and brown sugar. Roasted pumpkin, candy corn, spice (cinnamon, clove), sweet corn and apple show on the palate. Light bodied for an imperial, perhaps, but perfect for the style. Warming yet cool and crisp, everything autumn comes through in this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eells (64) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2011
A good fall seasonal priced right. I love pumpkin flavor, and this beer had a nice pumpkin background without an overpowering nutmeg and other seasonings. Thereís probably better pumpkins, but this one is very good at an affordable price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2007
this was not your normal pumkin beer, very unique flavors that made this one really stand out among the rest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SteveLikesBeer (62) - - OCT 29, 2013
It has a rich copper colour and a creamy smoothness that makes it easy going down, which too often isnít the case with high alcohol beers -- and this one is 8.6 per cent. It poured with little head. While it contains spices, theyíre not as bold in the aroma or flavour as in some pumpkin beers. But they creep in on the finish after a vanilla and graham cracker crust introduction. Iíd read very positive things about Pumking and, while I wonít rave about it, Iím certainly not disappointed.

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