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RATINGS: 1916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Draft at the Brickskeller. Clear amber body with a small white head. The aroma is very sweet with lots of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavor is quite sweet and spiced with cotton candy and caramel joining the pumpkin pie party. Medium/full body is sticky and chewy with light carbonation. Just too sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off white head. Aromas of pumkin, spices, and butter. Taste of allspice, nutmeg, cloves and other spices tend to dominate over the pumpkin. To over the top in spices to be a favor of mine. I liked the Saranac Pumpkin Ale much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBeer45 (1436) - Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2008 Bomber Bottle: Poured a light amber with orange on the edges, few off-white bubbles, aroma of ginger cookies as the cap came off, more ginger cookies when poured, oats and flower (the kind you bake with) to make cookies, reminds me of cookie dough mix before placing in the oven, some cinnamon, faint pumpkin-vegetable and sweet fragrances, a sip brought flavors of cinnamon, faint brown sugar and clove-pepper, real faint vegetable flavor, I could not pin down a pumpkin flavor but was enjoyable anyway, some alcohol warmth in the mouth but I thought the 9% was pretty well hidden, this was even on the tongue and had nice carbonation, this was nicely done, the aroma was almost heavenly, like sticking my nose into a cookie jar of oatmeal ginger cookies, the spices did not wear down my tongue like some other heavy handed spice beers, I just wish the pumpkin aroma and flavor were more pronounced, I think this would make a nice after dinner dessert drink on a cool evening.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… a bottle this fall and the beer did not appear to be the same stuff, aroma had pumpkin-vegetable that did not come across as balanced with the spices, flavor was off and I did not enjoy at all, I struggled through this wondering what happened to the wonderful brew I enjoyed a year ago, I can’t believe how much the aroma and flavor has changed from last years bottle, if S.T. revised the recipe then they ruined a great drink, yuck! Rating for 2008 bottle 6-4-4-4-9 for total of 2.7, rating is a combination of both ratings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (12131) - 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...

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tennisjoel (1374) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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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