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RATINGS: 1916   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Poured a clear orange color into the lager glass. There was a light beige head and minimal lacing. The scent was of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin extract. The taste was over the top sweet with pumpkin, spices, caramel, malt and nutmeg overwhelming the palate. A vanilla touch in the finish. A little too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
Big lasting off white head on a deep golden body; Very special nutty, cardamom peel nose; Soft texture a little fatty body, bitter and sweet; Very aromatic finish, lots of cardamom seed aroma with a late bitter bite. Very special beer, somehow the aroma and texture seems very artificial and not to well fitting to a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15580) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Thanks to TheWolf. Pours orange with a off white head. Heavy spiced aroma. Pepper/grain & pumpkin. Wow - mega powerful & concentrated taste with a scent of cinnamon. Special & different experience! Truly a Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
Golden orange in colour, lingering white coloured head, good lacing. The aroma is all pumpkin and spice - cinnamon, cloves, some sugar sweetness. The flavour is again dominated by pumpkin. Lots of spice is also coming through. Spices in the mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes lingering, spicy, sweet with lots of pumpkin.

With the high alcohol content I was surprised that no alcohol was really all that noticable. You canít complain with the lack of pumpkin in this one. It became way too much at times making it a bit on the difficult side to drink.

650ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on December 2, 2007.
No date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2008
22oz. I think this is kind of what everyone expects there first pumpkin beer to be. Pours clear golden orange with an off-white head. Very, very spicy nose with some citrus and artificial pumpkin coming through. Body follows suit with very sweet pumpkin, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg standing out. Did I say this was sweet? Also offers some very weird, aloe, soap, sunblock type flavors that I really didnít care for. Hides the alcohol well, but is heavy on the palate. I think I prefer the not so sweet pumpkin ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle. Aroma and taste of pumpkin spices. A little over spiced for my liking. I say less pumpkin, more beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Bomber. Crystal clear orange amber with a foamy white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles flying to the top. Nose smells just like Ivinís ginger snaps. Flavor is ginger snaps and pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Interesting, pleasant, but I donít get the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2008
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of spices - especially cardemomme, reminding me of a Christmas cake. The flavor is sweet with notes of cake dough, spices - especially muscat nuts and cinnamon, and candied sugar. The body is thin. Reminds of of Danish Brunkager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Deep orange/amber color with a smooth beige head. Big spicy pumpkin nose. This brew is potent, the ABV, the pumpkin flavors, and the spices, stronger then any other pumpkin beer I remember. I’m amazed how they pulled the flavors off, but it was a bit to overpowering for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Huge graham cracker nose, intensely sweet. Clear gold with thin bubbly head. Pumpkin pie spices and sweetness (nearly too sweet). Along the lines of most of the Southern Tier Jellybelly line of beers that taste more like artificially flavored candy than beer.

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