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RATINGS: 1894   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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

   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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4730) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (5442) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
This is an amazing pumpkin beer. With amazing spice notes in both the nose and taste, this truly spotlights pumpkin. I had this from the bottle, in a glass with a cinnamon sugar rim, which only enhanced this amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (1068) - Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle from the Brother - had this one a while ago, leans more towards the pumpkin pie spices end of this more than the pumpkin itself. I liked it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
Fairly clear amber pour with average almost white head. Nose of....pumpkin pie. I swear I can even smell the crust in there. Itís very impressive but thereís nothing in the smell that leads me to believe this is beer. That serious pumpkin pie note stays along on the palate but there are a couple little beer give aways. Impressive pumpkin and spice notes, slight warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1532) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 11, 2013
Faint orange, no head. HUGE aroma of pumpkin pie and spices. Taste is a bit sweet but with massive pumpkin notes. Really sweet and heavy. One of those beers that I do not enjoy but respect.

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