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RATINGS: 1898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Tap. Deep orange color with a tiny off-white head. The nose is quite spicy - cinnamon, some spices, pumpkin. The taste is nicely sweet and savory, some sugar and earthy pumpkin flavor. The palate is medium, carbonation is active. Overall, a nice pumpkin beer, the best Iíve tried. Not too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Draught at Erzbierschof. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Smells of pumpkin pie, with some wet rags. Taste is pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon. A heavy sweet, a small bitter, and an alcoholic warmth. Texture is creamy, medium body, finishes spicy. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5817) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2012
650 ml bottle @ Patricks. Almost clear orange body with a nice but fast disappearing off-white head. Aroma feels pretty sweet, has malt, but totally dominated by spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and thing that might be considered as Christmas spices here in Norway. Flavor is sweet malt, same spices as aroma, cinnamon particular, brown sugar and sweet hermetic peaches. Not much bitterness. Nice body and lots of the same spices in aftertaste in combination with warming alcohol. Sure itís fascinating and interesting, but Iím not able to drink much of this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Pours a golden orange, aroma is buttery crust and pumpkin aroma flavor is the same finishes with some bitter hops

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Probably my favorite pumpkin beer yet. I think these beers are often overhyped but this was a pleasure to drink. Pours a nice clean gold/orange, however there is very little head, and pour retention. Carb level is pleasant. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Pumpkin, baked bread, vanilla dominate. The flavor falls in line with the aroma matching very well as you smell the beer and drink it. Pumpkin flavor is present followed by a strong graham cracker and spice aftertaste. Beer was delightful especially for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joen (45) - Tricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Aroma light malty and pumkin, sweet pumpkin taste, slightly bitter which lingers. In balance. Appearance; slight haze

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours orange with tiny head, but better lacing. Aroma is terrific - smells almost identical to pumpkin pie, and others I had sample the smell agreed. Taste is pumpkin pie with plenty of spice. Finally, a really good example of an authentic pumpkin beer thatís not overly diluted! ABV VERY well-hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5258) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 1, 2012
On tap. Comes a somewhat hazy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste is pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Just like pumpkin pie.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (5855) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2012 Edition Bomber: Pours bubbly, orange-gold with an active, off-white head. Scent is soft, pumpkin pie and crust. Taste is pumpkin pie filling with a hint of alcohol. Well carbonated and malty. Less sweet than most. Not quite deserving of the hype..but a good beer nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
I love this sweet almost candy like aroma! It reminds me of Autumn. Nice burnt orange color, clear. Flavor is almost like gingerbread. Lingering sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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