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RATINGS: 1685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
steelers (35) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2012
So I had my first 22 oz bottle of this great beer last night. Smells just as advertised, like a pumpkin pie. Nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and creamy deliciousness. I enoyed smelling this beer just as much as drinking it. Color is orange-red-brown, with a very thin white head. Medium sweetness, with spice loaded up in the front and back palett. Very smooth and rich with every drink spicy aromas dance on your tounge . Great beer! Highly recommend drinking this brew.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (102) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Slightly cloudy golden orange. Smell is pastry, pie crusts, slightly sweet, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Taste is very thick and rich; good, spicy pumpkin flavor, graham cracker. Slight booze in the aftertaste. A little strongly flavored but tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (11) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
High spice, almost overwhelmed. Used to be my fav. Realize now that there is so much more out there

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4107) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Nice pumpkin pastry aroma--yeasty, light spice. Clear, orange. Bad tap handle. Pumpkin pie in a glass. Lightly sweet, Only minor flaw was the allspice started to get a bit too bitter. Pie crust finish and aftertaste. On tap, Brass Tap, Tallahassee.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Side_Smitty (442) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours clear amber with a thick white head. Aroma is pumpkin and Graham crackers - awesome aroma. Taste is pumpkin pie (with all the spices) leading to a malty & somewhat bitter finish. Nice, as usual, ST.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeahler (40) - USA - AUG 13, 2014
Yo dawg this beer is dope. Don’t even fuck around, this shit is widely available and extremely delicious. I wish they did 12$ 4 packs and brewed it all year long. Southern tier got thier spice game on lock. Hella pumpkin pie and vanilla. I love this brew, straight up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peterschreurs (39) - Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2014 bomber bottle, pours golden with a small head. Sweet taste with a hint of spice and bitterness. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
matty (187) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear orange with not much of a head. Pleasant aroma - mainly spice: cinnamon & nutmeg mostly. Medium body, spices are predominant, some sweetness in the background. The spices carry through in the finish with just a touch of warming alcohol. Excellent example! Search for this one!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (203) - HUNGARY - AUG 8, 2014
Sokputtonyos aszúhoz hasonló színe már önmagában szemet gyönyörködtető és elbűvölő, illata azonban minden várakozásunkat és a korábban hallottak alapján esetleg kialakult elvárásainkat is felülmúlja. Egy semmihez sem fogható aroma, melynek összetevői a pörkölt mogyoró és karamell, karácsonyi fűszerkeverék, valamint süteményes tészta a hozzá passzoló - esetleg éppen sütőtökös - krémmel. Ezt a fűszeres karaktert mesterien fokozza a whiskys alkoholosság enyhe pikantériája, mely a nyalánkságnak tűnő ital korhatáros voltát hivatott kihangsúlyozni. Teljesen újszerű és rendkívül szórakoztató az összkép, mely egy darabig önmagában is élvezettel tölt el minket, anélkül, hogy az ízében rejlő lehetőségek iránti kíváncsiságunkat kielégítenénk. A varázslat aztán folytatódik: mézeskalács, fahéj, dió és mogyoró, valamint sütőtökpüré bombázzák a receptorainkat - csupa-csupa ínyencség folyékony és pezsdítően élénk kivitelben. Semmi modorosság, semmi giccs, csak megnyerő stílus és rokonszenves, bájos karakter - bár ez utóbbit némileg megkeményíti az enyhén kikandikáló alkoholos beütés és a kissé éles végíz, melyekkel jómagam általában aligha foglalkozok, összességében (különösen a hőmérséklet emelkedésével) ugyanis lágy és szerethető karakterű. A desszertszerű hatás ez esetben magából a sör jellegéből következik hiteles természetességgel, nem érzünk benne semmi erőltetettséget, a hozzáadott cukortartalom agresszív egyeduralmát. Soha nem tapasztalt ízvilág részesei lehetünk, amennyiben módunkban áll kipróbálni ezt a csodát, mely izgalmas jellegével és magával ragadó karakterével a legelemibb szintű fogékonysággal rendelkezők szívébe minden bizonnyal azonnal belopja magát.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (918) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Aromas of pumpkin, vanilla, and floral spice. Clear orange with a fully fading head. Dry, spicy, floral, pumpkin flavor, some cola. Smooth, medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (325) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 Pours mostly clear apple juice gold with a fizzy white head that rapidly fades to a small rim. Aroma is pumpkin and baking spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste largely follows but adds a toasted malt backbone, some mild hops and a decent wallop of booze on the backside. Sweetness is quite tempered, making this a very good fruit beer.


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