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RATINGS: 1894   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
sbourque5197 (1) - - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
Pumking is an amazing beer, great taste, great look and the high alcohol content cant even be tasted! If youre into pumkin beers this is easily the "king" of them all and worthy of that title. Makes shipyards pumkin beer taste like water.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mellocello (43) - - AUG 28, 2012
Drank from a 22 oz. bottle. A wonderful tasting pumkin beer that smells just as good as it tastes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hzambito (1) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2012 does not count
This is by far the best pumpkin beer I have ever had!! It tastes just like pumpkin pie and the smell is amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
heartinga (8) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2012 does not count
High five Southern Tier. Thanks for making a pumpkin beer that actually taste good! Interested to see what it taste like out of the bottle.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Terp1977 (63) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2012
The best pumpkin beer I have had. Buddies and I did a pumpkin beer tasting and this one was almost perfect. Tastes like sweetened pumpkin pie. Still has a little kick/hop to it. The best

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Yinzerita (17) - - SEP 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 Best of the pumpkin beers ive had thus far..however Weyerbacher imperial pumpkin ale is slowly catching up to this with each sip i take

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Wow, this beer is awesome! Just like the menu said, it tastes like pumpkin bread right off the bat. There is the perfect balance of malt and pumpkin flavor and just the right sweetness. It’s the best pumpkin beer I’ve tasted, no wonder why I’ve matched it with my Chimay white rating.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dzzz333 (35) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2009
The pumking is the perfect beer for this fall! or for that matter anytime (although its a seasonal) it had a very small head and the color of the beer was perfect! the smell was great...it pays off when u smell most of ur beers but when u smell the pumking ur in for a real treat....this was definatly a beer that also has a punch 2 it as well...Enjoy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2011 Bottle. 22 oz. Split with James, Andrew, and Tony. Pours murky orange, with a thick pungent white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie, spice, and spice. Full body with a creamy, amazing finish. Highly recommended. Beautiful brew. New 2010 Recipie: Pours a clean orange with a half finger off-white fluffy head. Aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, butterscotch. caramel and cream. Medium bodied with a firm, agrresive, yet also soft, supple, and rich mouthfeel. Very well balanced carbonation, but very toned down pumpkin flavor. Much more vanilla and maltiness. Overall, I prefer the inital Pumking recipe. The over-the-top pumpkin pie flavor of the original was something truly unique. While this is still the king of all pumpkin beers, it would serve the brewers well to return to form and get back to brewing liquid pumpkin pie. Either way, cheers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (4765) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2012 Bottle, . (2010 Batch). Pours a bright, brilliant orange with a massive, supple, craggy off-white head. Occasionally, bits of brownish sediment appear atop the head. Aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie, vanilla ice cream, sweet graham cracker crust, brown sugar, nutmeg, and a hint of cinnamon. Medium to fuller bodied with a textured, smooth, yet refreshingly mellow palate. Finishes with huge pumpkin pie notes followed through by pure vanilla sweetness. This is, hands down,one of the best pumpkin ale on the market.

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