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RATINGS: 1806   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2013
The aroma is invigorating on this, the best pumpkin ale Iíve tasted! The delicious pumpkin flavor is strong yet tasteful. Vibrant color and brief foamy head upon pouring. Nice, light, and delightful!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
txhockeyman (5) - Allen, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
What to say except and amazing beer. The smell is pure pumpkin pie and the taste is nice and full of spice. You can taste the cinnamon and allspice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fraynoyes (5) - Astoria, USA - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
Extremely smooth amazing beer! Every component of pumpkin pie can be picked out in. The ultimate dessert beer, a MUST try.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RunningBeerGuy (7) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008 does not count
This is the best pumpkin ale I’ve ever tasted. It smells and tastes like a freshly baked Thanksgiving pumpkin, including a buttery pie crust. You can’t taste the alcohol; you only taste spices. It reminds me of pumpkin pie, which reminds me of a crazy dude in college who ate 2 pumpkin pies in one sitting on a dare.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 6, 2010
If youíve never tried this beer you should not be allowed to say you donít like pumpkin beers. The nose is huge and sweet like pumpkin cream pie sprinkled with nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste mirrors that and you feel like your drinking liquid pumkin pie covered in whip cream.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rensley (3) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2010 does not count
Probably the best pumpkin ale made by a brewer. Has a bit of a bite at first then has a Cinnamon/ Pumpkin spice taste and finishes with a smooth buttery taste.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
keithtarbi (7) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010 does not count
Absolutely the most divine seasonal pumpkin ale I have ever tasted in my life.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Emily_Rose (20) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
2008, 2009 and 2010 bottles courtesy of Wavers1. What can I possibly say about Pumking?? Itís smooth, spicy, sweet, deep, complex, refreshing all rolled into one. It DEF gets better with age, but it nothing to put aside when its fresh! Guard your Pumking stash!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
burkyburk (16) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2011
This blew my mind! Very strong sweet pumpkin taste in the beginning with a nice alcohol finish. Definitely my go-to beer this fall.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alphadelic (1766) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2012
2011 Bottle: Seriously. A fresh pumpkin nose, so real, so full. And the BOOM, the most amazing flavour I have ever encountered in a beer. Seriously, exactly what it says on the bottle. The crust and maillard effect flavours are unbelievable. Indescribably accurate.


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