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RATINGS: 1802   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patagucci (27) - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
A fine seasonal pumpkin ale the lower ABV this year may be a deterrent for some but I think it elevates the richness of this ale. A very fine pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEstimator (27) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2012 Incredible vanilla AND festive spice melange! Color is fairly light, but donít be fooled; this puppy packs a wallop of flavor! Everything you want in a pumpkin beer but only if vanilla doesnít take the front note. Itís no wonder this beer is so sought after! SINsational!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bikeman53 (27) - - FEB 27, 2013
Welcomes you with a nice Pumpkin Pie aroma that compliments the flavor nicely. Great beer that I wish was available in Iowa but I guess weíll just need to make a couple more road trips.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jimmythefalcon (26) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
The Pumking I tasted was the 2013 variety. Nice copper coloring and delicious pumpkin spice smell. Reminds me of fall in a big way. ST rocks and this is just another great beer from the brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Streets (25) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Had at rattle n hum. Pours a orange-tan with little head. Blast of pumpkin flavoring with tons of cinnamon and nutmeg. Wonderful overall flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ElDiablo (24) - - AUG 24, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 THE best pumpkin beer out there! Aroma is full of pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, just straight up pumpkin pie fresh out of the oven! The taste was no different! Completely well balanced, with almost no traces of the 8.6 ABV. I get a boner just thinking about this beer! A case of 22oz might not be enough for this year. Perfect!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Had the 2012. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, roasted pumpkin. Copper coloration with no head. Sweet taste with slight umami due to pumpkin. I think this could be better with a lower alcohol content, as it overwhelms the other flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carolinared (23) - WILSON, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2013
way out in front of any pumpkin beer I have tasted so far. The aroma with caramel overtones makes the difference. Definitely a buy again favorite ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpchindi (23) - - SEP 10, 2012
Beautiful orange color. Thin body. Tastes like pumpkin pie. Nice balance of pumpkin and spice flavors with some maltiness and just a touch of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ink3dm0m (22) - Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2010
One of my two favorite pumpkin beerís for totally different reasons. This one has a BIG roasted pumpkin taste with subtle spices. Low carbonation and a nice lingering taste. Yummy!

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