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RATINGS: 1669   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jetfande (8) - , Alabama, USA - AUG 21, 2008 does not count
22 oz bottle, earlier release than last year. Had on draft last year and honestly can say the draft was superior. However, quite unique taste and aroma-anyone for pumkin pie-A nice treat for the fall season. Alcohol is downplayed by the spice and the pumpkin.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
heartinga (8) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2012 does not count
High five Southern Tier. Thanks for making a pumpkin beer that actually taste good! Interested to see what it taste like out of the bottle.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cdeutz (7) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013 does not count
Great aroma and color... Best pumpkin ale on the market. This beer goes great with Thanksgiving dinner. ---cdeutz

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joshkickjosh (7) - - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
One of my favorites in the fall beer lineup. An extremely appetizing aroma. A very attractive pour as well. Not as sweet tasting as the smell suggests. Heavy on seasonal spices, but very tasty. Another that I would suggest as an after meal beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RunningBeerGuy (7) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008 does not count
This is the best pumpkin ale I’ve ever tasted. It smells and tastes like a freshly baked Thanksgiving pumpkin, including a buttery pie crust. You can’t taste the alcohol; you only taste spices. It reminds me of pumpkin pie, which reminds me of a crazy dude in college who ate 2 pumpkin pies in one sitting on a dare.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paleale80 (7) - Lansdowne, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2009 does not count
As the name implies this is the KING of all pumpkin beers. Might be a tad sweet for some, but the aroma of this beer is second to none. This beer smells like fresh baked pumpkin pie. Itís unbelievable, Lacing is very good in this beer.This beer is so complex. You get an overload of pumpkin pie at first taste but then comes the huge malt backbone. Itís such a nice earthy malt flavor. This is a strong beer so be careful. Just because it tastes so good with no alcohol presence at all doesnt mean it wont knock you oout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dbcfd (7) - USA - SEP 14, 2010 does not count
Amazing pumpkin beer, although its more pumpkin pie than pumpkin. Lots of spice (nutmeg) up front, with a little bit of pumpkin pie flavor, and finishing with some creaminess. Exceptionally light in mouth feel given its color, it goes down great. The only drawback is that it is a spiced beer, so you probably wonít be inclined to drink more than one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
keithtarbi (7) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010 does not count
Absolutely the most divine seasonal pumpkin ale I have ever tasted in my life.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cask_strength (7) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2011 does not count
the nose is quite subtle, but the first swig packs a whollop of pumpkin and cinnamon. Not very complex, but itís a very drinkable beer, not too heavy. Love the high octane alc %.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tizzomes (7) - brookhaven, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2012 does not count
Hands down the best pumpkin beer out there. Smells like pumpkin pie, tastes like pumpkin pie. Absolutely no idea how they got the crust flavor in there.... Great beer....

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