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RATINGS: 1883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weevo (102) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AaronTDubs (101) - - NOV 11, 2015
2015: Brown color, light carbonation. Smells of fresh baked pumpkin pie. The spices take the forefront of this beer. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. The pumpkin is not hidden or a background note like in many inferior pumpkin beers. This beer isnít afraid to be pumpkin pie in a glass. So, if you like pumpkin pie: there ya go. If not: Donít even bother with this beer. I love pumpkin pie. :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
Received as a gift. Aroma: Pumpkin pie, apricots, cloves, cinnamon(?), raisins. Beautiful golden-orange, clear. Pillowy pale yellow head , not much lacing. Taste follows the aroma plus a little bit of bubble gum. Definitely sweet, not much hops "bite". Flavors improve as this beer warms a bit. Alcohol is concealed nicely. Silky mouthfeel, aftertaste clings a little. Iím generally not a big fan of "fruity" beers, but Iíd make an exception in this case. Somehow, it works. I liked it more than I thought I would.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Poured from a bottle into a chalice. Aroma- Big ginger snaps/pumpkin pie notes Appearance- Orange/gold color, minimal head, no lacing. Taste- major ginger snaps notes, bready malts. Palate- very easy drinking for the alcohol. Overall- elite pumpkin beer, tastes like straight up autumn.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnBruns (100) - Cissna Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Draft at Old Chicago; served with medium head; aroma of pumpkin spices; off flavor not the pumpkin flavor I was after.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2012
This beer really exceeded my expectations. Thought it the beer flavors would be significantly masked but that is not the case. Strong spice aroma with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and all things that make up pumpkin spice. Pumpking flavor stong on the front of the beer, followed by brown ale characteristics, and finally spice flavors. Beer clarity is perfect. Overall this beer makes you dream of the fall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rickyleepotts (99) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
That is REALLY good. I like pumpkin beers, but this is one of the best around. There is a ton of spice and it tastes like the aftertaste after eating a piece of pumpkin pie. I like this brewery, and this beer is no exception. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Good grief Charlie Brown! I canít believe the aromas that are creeping out of my glass. If this only has purťed pumpkin in it then I must say kudos because this smells and tastes in part of the finest pumpkin pie spice that I could ever imagine indulging in. Itís almost overwhelming to try to distinguish what else is going on here and I really donít care! That said, very sweet pumpkin and malty aroma that overshadow whatever hop aromas may be present. Beautiful orange amber color, clear, little carbonation. Taste is pumpkin...go figure...but I can tell there is some medium caramel malt sweetness in there and some nice resiny hop bitterness to balance. Sweet and silky on attack. Medium body. Moderate carbonation, creamy and sticky texture and a lovely lengthy well balanced finish that lets the hops do their job. Iím a big fan of Southern Tier and canít believe how many great beers they have in their Imperial series alone! This is no exception. Definitely get a few of these and donít forget to stash one away for Thanksgiving, because you will be the hit of the party and this is one to truly be thankful for!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Grabbed this for a beer tasting just for something different. Was pretty amazed. Tall glass of pumpkin pie. I even got the hint of whipped cream at the end. I couldnít drink these in multiples, but great to share.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MuttyD (93) - Cambridge, USA - OCT 1, 2008
The name says it all. Beautiful orange pour with almost no head. Low carbonation, very silky on the palate. Tastes like pumpkin pie. Excellent.

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