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RATINGS: 1824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Pumking is an ode to Pca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Pca 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 its alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its 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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2013
vintage 2010 A- Pours a clear amber orange. S - Smells like a scratch and sniff pumpkin sticker(in a good way). Lots of allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon. Bready pumpkin. T - Well...it taste like pumpkin pie. I can actually taste pumpkin in this. The allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon are bold but not overpowering. The spicy hops balance out the sweetness. Do I taste a dollop of cool whip?Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Excellent carbonation. The aftertaste is...pumpkin pie. This is what I have been waiting for. If youre looking for a pumpkin beer that isnt watered down spice and actually tastes like pumpkin, seek this out and dont turn back. This is what a pumpkin beer should taste like. Serving type: bottle


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hilda1008 (3) - - JUN 12, 2015 does not count
Love this beer alone but also love it mixed 3:1 with Southern Tier Creme Brle! Together it is awesome!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Had this on tap. Beautiful amber with light head. The aroma is that of pumpkin pie, all-spice. The taste was amazing, pumpkin pie, all-spice, cinnamon, clove, brown sugar, medium carbonation. All in all one of my favorite beers. No better beer for the autumn season.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Spices all in the nose incredible. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Pumpkin pie all the way. Amber pour nice white head. Great pumpkin pie flavors.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fidemaster (288) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
It has a beautiful rich amber hue. It smells like a fresh pumpkin pie. It blends in a combination of pumpkin, nuts, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, and cream together in a wonderful combination. It feels like drinking a delicious pumpkin pie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CpyNPrnT (504) - Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2015
Aroma of pumpkin, taste is pumpkin, herby, moderate alcohol. Takes a few sips to warm up your palate, but very good!

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ordybill (661) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Poured from a Bomber into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a faint pumpkin smell with some cinnamon thrown in, smells pretty good. Appearance- Has a nice pale orange color with a small white head. Taste- this is where I was disappointed. Way to little pumpkin flavor and to much hops for the blend in my opinion. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- I was excited to try this beer and was pretty disappointed. I love many pumpkin beers but this one seems way over-hyped.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Weevo (70) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
22oz. Bottle, pours an amber orange, with a very light white head. Smells just like a pumpkin pie which follows thru to the pallet. I thought it also tasted better as it warmed a bit. This beer is one of the better pumpkin beers I've tried and definitely succeeds at what they were attempting to do, I'm just not a fan of anything with a hint of cloves. Ones great to start the season, but a second is a bit much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Keg at the beer temple. Cereal, biscuity grains on nose, sweet, malty, light fruit, cereal, biscuit. Not overly pumpkin but delicious anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vjohans (453) - SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
herbs, pumpkin aromaalcohol, orange, cloudy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (3945) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at Rattle & Hum, New York. Colour is slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, spices, biscuit, hints of ginger, caramel and malts. Too spicy for me.


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