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RATINGS: 1723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crummyluke (3) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Waited a long time to try this beer and it does not disappoint. It has beautiful color, smells fantastic and tastes unlike anything Iíve ever had before.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (92) - Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Poured from the bomber into a pint glass, this beer came highly recommended and was the first pumpkin beer Iíve ever tried. I picked up three bombers so I would get a good taste. Anyone who knows anything about baking pumpkin pie knows that itís all in the spices because pumpkin really doesnít have a good taste, if it did everyone would just go around taking huge bites of pumpkin like corn on the cob, but they donít. Itís butter, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, the bottle art, and 8.6% that make this beer great. I finished all three bombers and that should carry me into the xmas beer season.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Yinzerita (6) - - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
Best of the pumpkin beers ive had thus far..however Weyerbacher imperial pumpkin ale is slowly catching up to this with each sip i take

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Hops (61) - Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2014
On tap. Served a dark coppery color with a small head and bits of lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, bit of spice, nutmeg and a hint of pumpkin pie sweetness. Taste of pumpkin, nice blend of spice with an easy sweetness. Nice bitterness with a bit of lingering spice. Medium body, tasty without being overly sweet. Enjoyable beer that fits the season. Worth checking out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kirk36 (133) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bread. Biscuit. Butter. Caramel-toffee. Brilliantly colored. Small head but who cares. Lovely mouthfeel. Fall in a glass. Calming pumpkin. Yes this is king. I have tasted a lot, this is quite completely the best pumpkin. If you are a redneck, during Halloween you stay home and pump-kin. Swallow and smell. Wondrous. Soft and natural. Bread aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ESPh (72) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 Aroma of cloves, nutmeg and vanilla. Slight white head and golden color. Vanilla and spice flavor but not much of a pumpkin flavor. Medicinal quality to it. Drank half a glass and poured out the rest of the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (323) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Tap at Devilís Advocate because itís that time of year. Little to no head. Golden color...leaning towards amber or copper. The pumpkin pie spices are apparent right at the onset hitting the nose hard. Cloves, nutmeg,.allspice. Really easy to drink...feels like Iím consuming momís pumpkin bars or cookies. The spice lingers throughout the taste. I like it better than I have in previous years. Probably the near pumpkin beer option out there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (76) - - SEP 12, 2014
An excellent pumpkin ale. Super sweet and pie like. Pour is clear amber with a decent non lasting head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Taste is pumpkin pie, malt, and spices. Finish is moderate carbonation and lingering spice. Overall a great fall beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (258) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Aroma is bready malt alcohol grassy hops. Taste is pumpkin spice and alcohol with malt backbone. Finish is pump spice and boozy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RafeAU (113) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
Just like pumpkin pie! sweet with serious spicy flavours. This is a great dessert beer. on tap on savannah.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
buckaroobanzai (6) - - SEP 11, 2014 does not count
GIven the ratings this beer got HERE at RB, guess i was expecting to be floored by this. And i anxiously wait every fall for pumpkin to make itís appearance (Great Pumkin Charlie Brown). Sadly to my chagrin, i was anything BUT impressed: aroma and taste, the pumpkin was BARELY apparent and again HIGHLY disappointed, appearance, ok, but nothing to write home about. Sticking to my guns, BEST pumpkin beer (that Iíve had to date) BY FAR for taste, value, and ABV, make mine Schlafly Pumpkin!!


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