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RATINGS: 1694   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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

stumpyiliz's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
stumpyiliz (213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Craptastic. Besides that, aroma is the biggest score. Taste is caramel over the top forward. Too much. Acidic spicing and caramel finish. Quality control southern tier quality control. Produce too much to accommodate the market and this is what happens. This used to be my favorite pumkin beer. Now itís just allspice ass in a bottle. Purchased at whole foods in Northern Virginia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrnoluv (155) - long beach, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Beautiful apple cider gold, one of the best looking beers I have ever seen! The aroma is spices, cinammon, pepper, pumpkin, the taste is of course pumpkin seeds, spicy as heck, great smooth taste on the swallow! This is a drinker, you can drink this with anything all day. You donít even notice the 8.6 ABV, great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (920) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange with small, quickly settling white head and no lace. Aroma is big cinnamon, baked pumpkin, pumpkin pie, all-spice. Flavor is baked pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, lightly nutty, with a pumpkin and spice finish. Big pumpkin flavor without tasting artificial, more similar to pumpkin pie than your average pumpkin beer. Soft to moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and smooth texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (83) - - AUG 29, 2014
Bottled. Orange color small white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is tons of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, whipped cream, maple syrup. Taste is pumpkin pie, lots of cinnamon. A lot like cream soda.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (561) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a light orange color with a tiny little head. Aroma is amazing, 10/10. Pumpkin pie, nutmeg, omg I could smell this forever. The taste hits you right in the face with a perfume of pumpkin and spices. Itís overwhelming. I think the taste is too full of spices and perfume to be all that enjoyable. In my opinion the taste is overrated. Good pumpkin beer, not my favorite, too much perfume taste for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ekmartinez (2) - - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
Sweet taste. Not overly cinnamon or nutmeg spicy. Smells like it tastes. Nice golden color. I could see this becoming overly sweet or too heavy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (456) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pours a light amber with a thin white head. Has an amazing aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, and cinnamon. Flavor is a great blend of pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, and other spices. Tastes almost like pumpkin pie. Spices are perfectly blended, not too sweet or overwhelming. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
STLGoldendog (47) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours thin with a clear orange appearance. Light aroma of pumpkin and vanilla. Tastes of moist pumpkin pie with tons of sweet spice. Medium body with a smooth finish. Highly recomend this seasonal brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (696) - Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is strong of vanilla, sweet, brown sugar, baking spices. Tastes is very spiced, sweet, some heat, bitter backbone but sweet on the end. Itís good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (588) - - AUG 22, 2014
One of the best pumpkin beers. All the requisite pumpkin pie spices without a cloying sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Slightly cloudy golden orange. Smell is pastry, pie crusts, slightly sweet, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Taste is very thick and rich; good, spicy pumpkin flavor, graham cracker. Slight booze in the aftertaste. A little strongly flavored but tasty.

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