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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


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brew42 (61) - - JUL 20, 2013
Best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had. Shipyard pumpkinhead was my gateway into really liking beer but this beer but this beer quickly supplanted it. Pours hazy orange that’s almost luminescent. Love it. Smells- Like pumpkin pie. Tastes- Strong pumpkin and cinnamon flavor. While many bars will offer pumpkin beer with a cinnamon/sugar rim it would be completely unnecessary with this beer as it has all the sweetness you would ever need. Mouthfeel-Very light carbonation with a bit of warming booziness. Overall- The king of the pumpkin beers and a no brainer if its available.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vjohans (128) - 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 (3324) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (11510) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
Vollmundig gewürziger Antrunk, trocken nach Kürbis, mild herb. Hell schokoladig, Noten von Spekulatius, Zimt, steigende Süße. Zum Ende schwerer, gut! 9/10/8/11/9/9

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2447) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Undated 12 ounce brown glass bottle of "DARK ROBUST PORTER" served in a snifter. [from notes] Appearance: Very dark and reddish mahogany body that looks nearly black but is clear and has exceptional ruby-mahogany edges. Creamy tan colored head soon reduces to a ring but leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Smell: Medium and dark roasted malts with light spicy hops and hints of coffee and roasted nuts. Aroma strengthens and improves with warming. Taste: Hops contribute a nice bit of spiciness and lead to an excellent sweet/bitter balance, but the flavor is clearly dominated by roasted malts. Mostly a dark roast and there’s a touch of smoke in the finish, but no unwanted burnt flavors. Roasted nuts, dark malt and an abundance of coffee in the lingering and mildly bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth, with a medium+ body and near perfect carbonation. O: a relatively gentle, subtle and refined American porter with admirable balance and complexity. Not as rich or strong as a typical Robust Porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevin (2116) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 5, 2015
bottle. clear light orange body with a minimal head. pumpkin spice and vanilla aroma with an inviting roast scent. pumpkin spices present in the flavor with a strong burnt note that pulls away from everything else. bubblegum notes in the flavor work well with the vanilla orange cream and spice though. as this warms the burnt note drops further into the background, but remains in the finish. not a bad sipper

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 17, 2015
Bottled on 07.08.14. Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 08.14.14. A: Pumpkin pie with the crust and all. A: See through reddish amber with a fizz that quickly fades to nothing. T: Pumpkin pie, sweet spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar. P: Very bubbly and crisp. O: It’s liquid pumpkin pie. It does have an edge on the back end probably for balance. This is a fantastic pumpkin ale, but they release it way too early. It was weird drinking this in the August heat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (4356) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2015
650ml bottle. Cloudy, amber-ish golden colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Intense pumpkin aroma, notes of almond biscuit (Spekulatius), spritz biscuits, pumpkin pie. Taste has identical pumpkin pie notes, hints of almond, pistachio, a cautious, spicy cinnamon touch, some bitter hoppy overtones. Very controlled; mild sweetness, in no way over-spiced - excellent!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jlax10 (15) - Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a hazy light brown, not much head on this beer, and no lacing to speak of. Smell is absolutely amazing....lots of pumpkin & nutmeg. Very sweet smell, and the taste is very sweet as well. ABV is very well hidden, if you like pumpkin pie, you will like this beer....possibly a bit too sweet, but all things considered a very good beer in my book.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (652) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
24oz bomber. Poured an unfiltered hazy golden color with a thin white top and minimal lacing. Taste of hardcore spice, pumpkin, caramel malts, and nutmeg. Medium carbonation, medium body. Overall too spicy for me.


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