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RATINGS: 1825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewchacho4 (71) - Vancouver, WA, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2011
Taken from notes. On tap at By The Bottle on 10/27/2010. Served in a snifter. Color is a hazy amber with a thin white head. The nose is nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and hints of ginger. Flavor is much of the same, full of spices! Seriously like drinking liquid pumpkin pie. Very different from anything Iíve ever tasted. No way Iíd guess this is 9% ABV either! I imagine you either love this or you hate it. Personally, I canít wait to try this next year! It is exactly what it says it is, so you gotta give it props for that. Another win for ST!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beersammich (71) - 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weevo (70) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dbingham (69) - - OCT 13, 2012
pours a cloudy dark orange.Moderate to low carbonation. Aroma of spiced eggnog, or maybe pumpkin pie or pecan pie.Tastes like pie as well, with vanilla and a slight amount of bittering hops in the finish.Not much pure pumpkin taste here. Very sweet beer, probably best with dessert.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2011
2010 was great, but not the same as 2009. 2009 was a perfect score due to its even match to the flavor of Pumkin pie. I had the 2010 version one day after its bottling (work for a nearby wholesaler, so I get the freshest ST around) and it was great, but very hoppy...not what I expected with the King. Fortunately, we have some in hiding to try when the hop fade goes into effect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nittanyjim (67) - - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SteveLikesBeer (65) - - 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.

   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.

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