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RATINGS: 1825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
2007-11-30, bottle at PapsÝís Blind Tasting, 7-4-6-3-13=33
Hazy golden color. Very strong aroma of cookies, spiced with a lot of sweet cinnamon. Medium malty body and sweetness, again with the very strong (sweet cinnamon) cookie character. Odd but pleasant.

2007-10-05, draught at Brickseller, Washington DC, 6-3-6-3-13=31
Golden color. Crispy cookie aroma, surprising (with delicate cinnamon). Good body, malty, with a cookie flavor (speculoos, Joris would say). As a beer itís a bit off the track, but itís quite good. Smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (15868) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Had to go all the way to Norway to try this one, courtesy of Haand - thanks! Bright and clear yellow orange color, medium white head. Aroma is sweet gourd and moderate spice. Taste is similar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle, 22oz, courtesy of fonefan. Itís a slighlty hazy one, golden-orange in color and with a very small head. Allspice, ginger, cloves and cinnamon on the nose, sort of like a gingerbread but with more spicyness. Malty-sweet flavor with the same spices found in the aroma. Some bitterness towards the end. Full-bodied. Spiced and caramel-malty finish. Well, not my favorite beer, but nice and tasteful anyway. 111030

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest í08. Again thanks to Harry for this one. The brewer needs a really good seasoning. Donít know what that means, but apparently it was hilariously funny on the night. Amber colour with thin beige head. Too spicy for me. Cinnamon and banana bread. Cereal with dried banana in it. Some ginger. There is something there I canít quite place. Itís weird, but ok.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14824) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are extreme. Never had this significant taste of pumpkin in a beer before. It makes all other pumpkin alles I have tasted fade into oblivion. It is nothing like any of the other 3800+ beers I have tasted so far. It is closest to what we in Denmark call a "spice cake" or a "beer cake". Really intense pumpkin. Behind all this there is also some caramel, malt, molasses and notes of hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14645) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Thanks to TheWolf. Pours orange with a off white head. Heavy spiced aroma. Pepper/grain & pumpkin. Wow - mega powerful & concentrated taste with a scent of cinnamon. Special & different experience! Truly a Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Theis (14466) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle at Bagers (Thanks Sune). Clear amber - white head. Cookies, spicy cookies, bread, sweetness, perfumed, christmas cookies, spicey, (pumpkin ??), roasted. Wierd and ugly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14173) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2008
Bottled 0,65 ltr. Clear amber color, small white head. Aroma - never had a beer, which has so strong aroma of brown Finnish Christmas Cookies. Syrap, cinnamon etc. Same with flavor: Christmas cookies in liquid form. Perfumic. Not much pumpkin flavors and not much going on in this brew, except Christmas spices.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2010 This was amazing. The íCommercial Descriptioní truly captures the essence of the Pumking. I had some on tap at the East Village Tavern. Poured a nice, light gold. Aroma of spices - cinnamon and nutmeg with mild roasted malt notes. The flavor was sweet, incredibly sweet and tasted like rich pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream. The alcohol gives the brew a nice warming effect. Very smooth and drinkable. Delicious.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (13884) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2011
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, pumpkin, christmas cookies and heavy spicy - cardamom. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet and spicy finish. It smells just like christmas cookies, which is great for aroma but not for taste. 081211


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