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Pumking is an ode to Pca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Pca 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 its alluring spirit to overflow. As spicy aromas present themselves, let its 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2008
22 oz bomber - pours a clear coppery orange with a small off-white head. Aroma quite strange - sweet honeyed graham cracker, HAZELNUT! and some very faint pumpkin pie spices. Flavour is kind of all over the place, hoppy, spicy, peachy, sweet, nutty, but its all tied together well-enough. Alcohol well hidden, though it warms in the finish. A solid, if strange, effort - just not something I could drink lots of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
terrybail (670) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 750ml bottle from Ryans Party Store In Port Huron Pours a hazy orange with a hugh frothy long lasting white head The aroma is wait for it Pumpkin and spice The taste is sweet pumpkin Really good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4285) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Bottle. Poured a small white head, transparent body, very little carbonation, and a gold hue. The aroma was pumpkin, gingerbread sweet, spicy, some cinammon, some malt, vanilla, and pumpkin pie. The flavor was pumpkin, brown sugar, sweet, spicy, ginger, vanilla, cinammon, and malt. The mouthfeel was tingly and a medium bodied beer. Fairly well balanced and full of pumpkin and gingerbread characteristics, but a little bit of an overkill at the same time. Nonetheless, still worthy of a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle. My first of a three bottle Pumpkin Ale tasting...The aroma...GOOD LORD...I agree with a rater below. ST makes some kick ass smelling beers. This one by far had the best pumpkin aroma...The flavor was up front pumpkin. Not a sweet pumpkin either...Devoid of any other spice, the finish was a bit dry and boring for me...Leaving this one my lowest of the three. I can see why some would prefer this though, really, which is actually a compliment to this beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1129) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2009 Smells like a vegetable kinda. I actually didnt like the smell too much. Looks an amber-orange. Good taste, not quite as good as I was hoping, but definitely a good pumpkin beer. Spicy, cinnamon, maybe some nutmeg. Kinda reminds me of a carrot cake or pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2007
22 oz bottle, Jimmack Invitational 2007. Amber in color. Aroma has a huge amount of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and caramel. Taste is very spicy, with alot of nutmeg, cinnamon, and is sweet with caramel and pumpkin. Tastes and smells like fresh pumpkin pie, but it is very overwhelming. A bit too sweet for my tastes- I can see how people would get into this though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cobra (1100) - - OCT 6, 2007
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a clear, light orange color, with a minimal tan head. Aromas are of pumpkin pie spices, with some phenolics as well. Sharp band-aid aroma to it. Flavors are of pie spice, Vienna malts, spicy hops. Phenolic taste is prevelant. Brown sugar finish to it. Medium mouthfeel, decent body. Too phenolic for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McGarnigle (566) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Bomber, chilled as suggested on bottle (40 degrees, though it warmed after pouring). Coppery-orange color with off white head. Smells like pumpkin pie or pumpkin ice cream, with some bubble gum. Very sweet. Body is medium-to-full and pretty fizzy. Really does taste like pumpkin pie, with an extra dose of vanilla. Plenty of spices, particularly nutmeg. Finish is needed to remind me its beer. Good, but a bit much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance :Amber with copper hue , medium light creamy top.
Nose :Complex spicy nose , vanilla with malt , baked goods with clove, coriander and re apple..
Flavour/Palate :Some frontal harshness, malted pumpkin in character, Christmas cookie backed with earthy notes. Alcohol well covered , It is shown only as filler (warming).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2007
22 oz bottle-pours a dissipating white head and gold color. Aroma is earthy, pumpkin, medium malt. Taste is earthy, pumpkin, medium malt-caramel, vanilla extract, spices, some hops bite. Nice. OK carbonation.

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