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RATINGS: 1910   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2716) - Hässelby, 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2013
5 oz. flight glass from Malted Barley in Westerly, RI. Served with a cinnamon sugared rim. Orangish rust color with a modest head and pretty good lacing. Smell is pumpkin pie, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg and alcohol. Taste is heavy on the pumpkin which really makes it stand out. Cinnamon, molasses and brown sugar also shine in this one. Nice bold flavors and spices really hide the alcohol well. A touch of hops at the end cleanses your palate for the next sip. Very good as far as pumpkin ales are concerned. ---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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
One2remeber (245) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Head falls off quickly into nothing. Pale orange, crystal clear. Rich, real vanilla cream aroma, no artificial alcohol burn. Real potent can smell from across. Banana bread. Pie crust. Very clean, blended smells. Warming sensation on the middle to back, makes me smile. A little burn from spice, not from booze, perhaps all-spice. No real pumpkin flavor, more last bit of pumpkin pie (crust and cream).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antonstoop (292) - - OCT 14, 2013
A light amber beer, with a poor white head. A crystal clear beer. In the nose there are a lot of herbs and sweetness. I smell pumpkin, milk chocolat, bitter liqueur and alcohol. It is a medium bodied beer, with a low and fine carbonation. In the taste there a lot of sweet of the milk chocolat, and somewhat spicy from the pumpkin. There is also a light bitterness and the taste of alcohol. In the aftertaste there is more liqueur bitter, and less milk chocolat. Overal is a decent beer, with pumpkin and chocolat dominating the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nittanyjim (107) - - OCT 16, 2013
Medium gold, thin white head. Pumpkin pie crust nose, hint of spices. Yeasty pumpkin taste, a but of bitterness lingers towards the end. Just the right amount of pumpkin, not too overpowering. Plenty of carbonation, decent chewiness.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
petmar0628 (1) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
Spännande, exotisk, kryddig och aperitifgod pepparkaka Ingen krona men vacker färg Något tunn i kroppen Rekommenderas

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamTheBarrel (775) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 650ml bottle, pours opaque tawny coloured with a small beige head, that when reduces leaves an uneven lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla and spices. Taste is similar to the aroma, some bitterness with a little sweetness. Medium body with an average carbonation, long lasting pleasant finish. Overall a great beer, however not as strong and spicy as I had expected from an Imperial pumpkin beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (1149) - örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
Klar bärnstens färgad med ett lätt färgat (lite grå aktigt) skum. Doft: Nogat, nötter, jul kryddor, pumpa paj, vanilj, kardemumma. Smak: Rostad pumpa, jul kryddor, vanilj, lite som att bita på färsk ved, lite Root Beer över den.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pours an orangish color. Toasted pumpkin, spicy, malt aroma. Very pumpkin spicy, toasted pumpkin, caramel, vanilla. I hate pumpkin beers but this one is okay.


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