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RATINGS: 1897   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2582) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
Pours hazy red amber with low white head Aromas of pumpkins, cocoa, carrotcake, caramel its a freakin dessert! If aroma was a nice dessert taste left a bit too much. It has some sweetness, body and texture but not more than the average one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Excellent aroma and balance. Tastes like nutmeg and gingerbread mixed with some pumpkin. This is one of the best fall choices out there ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
[36] Review by slowrunner77 from Reno, NV, USA who has tried this beer a couple times. (10/23/2010 11:55:41 AM) "long time wish list beer - and i love me some southern tier, but this one let me down. of 10 brews in our pumpkin taste-off, this was #4! really anything less than first would have been a letdown, but 4th? aroma at first was a huge whiff off pumpkin pie ala mode, but a character i can only describe as graham cracker pie-CRUST overtook the aroma and flavor. i thought it was cool and unique, but the beer was not as good as expected. still has those characteristics listed, but went over a little better in 2013. Up a tenth."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1707) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. More of a gold than an amber color. Medium head. Aroma is vanilla, pumpkin spice and a creamy hazelnut. Taste is vannilla, with a nutty flavor. Really like it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Gold pour. Huge aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, spice, and Christmas cookies. Flavor is great gingerbread, pumpkin spice and vanilla. Quite intense.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Alright Iím a little behind in my beer-drinking, only now getting to this pumpkin brew. For someone who usually avoids pumpkin beer for the spice shit show that they often are Iíve had a few this year that have been rather good. Having recently tried and been impressed with Imperial Compass I picked up the King to giver a go. This is the first of the pumpkin beer this year that Iíve actually noticed the pumpkin flavour and I thought it worked. Pours a golden clear with some white head. The nose is just like a pumpkin pie. Lots of pumpkin smells, vanilla, some malts, and a little spice. The taste is a straight-up mash-up of beer and pie. Lots of pumpkin favours, vanilla, hay malts, and some allspice. Itís not an amazing beer, but it is a damn honest rendition of a pumpkin beer, which is exactly what itís supposed to be. Iíll rate it as that, which will work in itís favour. You canít bitch and complain about a pumpkin beer tasting like one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (364) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Aroma pumpkin pie, Appearance orange, hazy, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, heavy cloying sweetness, Palate medium body, Overall liquid pumpkin pie that is good for one and done. I would suggest this beer to a friend

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5415) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
On tap at Villain & Saint. Orange body with slight head. Nose is fruity, spicy, with caramel and malts. Quite spicy taste. One of the better pumpkin beers I have had.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (677) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a fading white foamy head. Aroma of pumpkin, spice, ginger, oranges, bread. Taste is of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, clove. Smooth, soft mouthfeel, balanced, not overpowering.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (2073) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2007
22oz bottle fresh. 2007 First Bottling. Pour is a bright amber/orange with a very minimal head of small white spots. Aroma is rich with spices, especially allspice and nutmeg. I can see how others donít enjoy it, but I find it very enticing. The flavor is pretty much the same thing. Pretty nice spicy pumpkin beer with some pleasant doughy malts. 8/2/6/3/16


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