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RATINGS: 1688   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


Kabonski's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kabonski (24) - - FEB 14, 2013
Just a great seasonal beer! Best pumpkin ale out there. Tastes like a cookie or baked good. Not very heavy on the pumpkin flavor like you find in other beers. This is a pumpkin ale done right. Try it, you won't be disappointed! ---Mr. Dizzle


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
STLGoldendog (45) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours thin with a clear orange appearance. Light aroma of pumpkin and vanilla. Tastes of moist pumpkin pie with tons of sweet spice. Medium body with a smooth finish. Highly recomend this seasonal brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (657) - Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is strong of vanilla, sweet, brown sugar, baking spices. Tastes is very spiced, sweet, some heat, bitter backbone but sweet on the end. It’s good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (588) - - AUG 22, 2014
One of the best pumpkin beers. All the requisite pumpkin pie spices without a cloying sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 (13) - 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 (4109) - 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 (444) - 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!


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