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RATINGS: 1691   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
branquinha (13) - Carrboro/Duval duality, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 Bottle to glass at Carrboro Beverage, 10/29/11. Light brown/orange color, delicate off-white foam. It definitely tastes like pumpkin pie, including a graham cracker/biscuity/buttery flavor (to avoid the d-word), caramel, vanilla, pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Light to medium body, goes down easy. I think 22oz is a perfect amount for this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillsmafiaCO (13) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
More spice than other pumpkin brews I have had, overall very nice, but packs a punch with the high abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
droyer (12) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Amazing graham cracker flavor in the nose and up front in the taste. Very nice nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxelRipper (12) - Cowlesville, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Straight from bottle. Very much spiced pumpkin with a nice blend of hops behind it. No pumpkin aftertaste, but the spice lingers nicely. Smooth with a decent amount of carbonation. Very good late fall beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bilwaukee (11) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Pours Dark orange with a creamy off white head about two fingers thick. The aroma is amazing, full of pumpkin and spices. Re taste doesnt quotes live up to the nose but is still impressive. Very balanced between pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. A medium bodied beer, that hits a lot of the tongue very well. Ovrerall a pumpkin beer that is actually really well balanced and goes down great. Surprising that the ABV is so high. Hopefully I will be able to get more of this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudzluvin (11) - haverford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2010
If you are not pumpkin pie fan this beer is not for you. This a great fall beer, should be good with mexican or indian food, or before or during Thanksgiving dinner. Aromas of nutmeg, all spice, carmel, I really enjoyed this immensely. Very smooth beer, could have better lasting lace, but makes up for it with smoothness and great spicy aroma. This will have big fans and those who will find it a bit overbearing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stk16189 (11) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesus_leal (11) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
The best pumking beer out there. Nice cinnamon aftertaste and a plethora of aroma ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tanis38 (11) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2012 22 oz bottle. Poured into a Duvel glass. This beer gives off one of the best first impressions I have ever seen, If I would have rated it after my first couple of sips (or even first glass) it would have been rated much, much higher. Beautiful golden orange color, fluffy head, and the aroma is pure liquid pumpkin pie. I am amazed at the aroma Southern Tier gets out of some of their beers (Creme Brulee stout smells absolutely sublime). The taste follows suit with a huge amount of pumpkin pie, vanilla, and even pie crust! Pretty spectacular. Funny thing happens the more you drink this beer and start to analyze the flavors. They begin to taste more and more artificial. What once tasted like fresh spices, pumpkin, vanilla and granola, begin to taste like extract forms of each flavor. An overwhelming artificial butter flavor begins to come through (for me) and once that happened I found the beer harder and harder to enjoy. I have now had several bottles and I unfortunately like it less and less each time. Which is a shame, because that first glass was pretty amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zywiecporter (10) - Flintstone, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2007
If you are looking for liquid pumpkin pie, go out and buy this beer today! As a longtime pumpkin beer drinker, never quite had one like this. Strong, strong, nutmeg flavor, with solid pumpkin notes. If this is the flavor you like, its well done, no question about it. I, however, found the spicy taste and aromas slightly overdone. Nevertheless, still a very fine brew.

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