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RATINGS: 1817   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Pumking is an ode to Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Púca 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 it’s alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let it’s 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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2007
22 oz bottle-pours a dissipating white head and gold color. Aroma is earthy, pumpkin, medium malt. Taste is earthy, pumpkin, medium malt-caramel, vanilla extract, spices, some hops bite. Nice. OK carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Secret Santa]
[at dedollewaitor’s Odense tasting]
Pours lightly hazy orange with a fine, creamy, yellow head. Aroma is heavily spiced, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and a note of ’wet socks’?! Fine mouthfeel. Flavour begind with pure pumpkin, then good spiciness. Sweet, peppery, lightly vinious. Nice, but not really my thing...

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pinball (10999) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2009
aroma is very sweet, pumpkin, honey. ripe cereral sweet. actually quite frightnening. clear orange, small white head. flavor is very sweet/ripe, cinnamon, spices galore, like a homebaked cake where someone dropped too much spices into the cake. sort of dry.this one very hard to finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: January 06, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: hazy copper, wispy off white head
Aroma: rich caramel malt aroma with a nice sweet pumpkin candy character, lots of spices especially cinamon and nutmeg, touch of vanilla and crystalized ginger
Flavor: rich malt flavor, strong candy caramel character enhanced by a vanilla sweetness, nice array of spices are bold enough to be a major player yet subdued enough to be in balance with the pumpkin, light balancing bitterness
Overall: like a spiced pumpkin candy

Date: October 03, 2010
Mode: draft
Words: tmac woodstock
still the best pumpkin beer aroma, the king of pumpkin beer

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (10728) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle, bought @ De Molen. Reddish orange color. Pumpkin, potatoe and mango in the aroma. Potatoe and pumpkin in the sweet, but also flowery and slightly perfumed flavor. Chichory bitterness in teh aftertaste. IMO is beer and pumpkin not a happy marriage.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (10571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
On tap at the Cask, Pimlico Feb ’12. Hazy dark orange in colour almost verging on a light ’rusty’ brown akin to the canal by the railway line in Kidsgrove, Staffs (that might mean something to someone !?!?!). Smells sweet, spiced, cloves, a little pumpkin but not too so in my opinion, maybe some ginger in there? Lots of flavours combine in this complex beer. Butterscotch, Pumpkin and sweet popcorn were the 3 headline flavours, these were backed up by nutmeg, clove, ginger, syrup and other spices. Mouthfeel was bang on, medium leaning to full in body, limited carbonation and a warming feeling as you digested!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10570) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottled. Orange/golden coloured. Light brown head. Aroma is spiced and full of pumpkin. A touch marzipan and sugar. Flavour again is full of spice and pumpkin. Is a bit fruity and to some extend reminds me of Danish brown cookies. Wierd. Medium bodied. Has a dry and spicy end. As said very weird beer, and not really one I would go back to.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of pumpkin, pecan, carmel, earthiness and spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of pumpkin, pecan, carmel, spice and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering pumpkin finish. Easily the best Pumpkin beer I’ve had!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10371) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2008
22-oz bottle sent my way via trade with jah noth. Pours harvest orange with a small, fizzy, off-white head, somewhat diminishing with spare, if any, lacing. Somewhat disappointing on the lack of head or lace. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, cereal, straw, biscuit), average hops (grass, herbs), average yeast (dough, leaves) with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and brown sugar. There is an interesting mix of lightly buttered biscuits and sugar cookies that permeates above all the typical "pumpkin beer" spices that is rather intriguing and inviting in a raw dough kind of way. The pumpkin is not too much nor too little yet is much more present than most pumpkin beers. Medium bodied, aided by the uncharacteristically high alcohol content, alcoholic texture, average carbonation that fizzles away rapidly, and a chalky yet dry finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. I am quite taken by this pumpkin beer as it seems to nail the one thing others cannot - it gives the pumpkin flavor along with spices (typical) but also adds a freshly baked crust to the aroma and flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10286) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Pale amber colour. Pepperish, bit spiced Jew cake aroma. The flavour is sweet and doughy with cardamomme, peppery, cookies and spices. Cookie peppery finish.


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