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RATINGS: 1833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11553) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Secret Santa]
[at dedollewaitor’s Odense tasting]
Pours lightly hazy orange with a fine, creamy, yellow head. Aroma is heavily spiced, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and a note of ’wet socks’?! Fine mouthfeel. Flavour begind with pure pumpkin, then good spiciness. Sweet, peppery, lightly vinious. Nice, but not really my thing...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon, bit of vanilla and pumpkin. Taste is ... wow. Taste starts off with a bit of pumpkin and sweet caramel malt, with the nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin just blowing up as the taste progresses. Finish is very odd, bitter spices and very vegetal/medicinal. carbonation is fairly crisp, with a medium body. May try to age a bottle or two to try in a month or so, but right now, the lingering finish kind of throws off the whole beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tennisjoel (1230) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pour is orange with a smallish head. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, and kind of a weird sawdust smell. Vegetable flavor, with some biscuity malts. One of the most flavorful pumkin beers I’ve ever had. Almost to the point of cloying. A little unbalanced for me.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 Bottle. Aroma of lots and lots of nutmeg, some cinnamon and clove. Flavor has sweet malt and all those spices. Really a big spice bomb, a bit grating on the tongue by glass’s end. For me, this was a far cry from Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin or even Southampton Pumpkin. 6-4-5-3-11/2.9

Rerate yields a much-improved feeling about the nose, very impressively rich in spices that practically warm you before you even take a sip. Aside from that, pretty much the same opinion as before.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Pours a clear honey amber with white head. Smells of cloves pumpkin and caramel. Flavor reminds me of a starbuck’s pumpkin latte. Body is light with little carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Poured a clean, amber/orange body with a small off- white head with some decent lacing. The aroma is reminds of of a run of the mill brown ale with some caramel, black tea, and subtle toffee. Flavor was a lot like the aroma with some very mild spices present and a bit of alcohol. It was a little vegetal which i guess was the pumpkins flavor. I had higher hopes for this one.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Bottle: Poured an orange color with not much head. The aroma was strange, sweet, hazelnut and caramel. The flavor was also strange. Had some nutty characteristics, some sweet malts and a strong ’real’ pumpkin flavor. None of that imitation pie filling taste. It was a little too much real pumpkin for me.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2009
If you like pumpkin pie than this is for you. Thick liquid pie in a bottle. Aroma of pumpkins and cinnamon. Thick chewy pumpkin and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Amber color, slight head. Aroma and flavor is pumpkin (obviously) and spices (which really come through in the finish. Not a huge fan of pumpkin flavor or else this would rate much higher for me. Still a damn good beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1583) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Tap at Barleys Smokehouse Columbus OH. Sweet, sugary, with lots of pumpkin flavor. OK for a pumpkin beer but I really don’t like pumpkin....


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