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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

Edmoe's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Edmoe (239) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Orange pour...looks kinda fake. Poor head retention...could be the glass though. Subtle pumpkin and spice aroma. Smells vaguely of circus peanut candy. Aggressive spice profile but it is balanced nicely by malty sweetness. Good body with a clean finish. One of the better pumpkin beers hindered only by its odd color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (515) - - JUL 27, 2014
Pours a hazy orange. Aroma is spices, malts, and pumpkin. Taste is spices with some pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1520) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle: Dense & vibrant copper-amber color with a thin layer of bubbles resting softly on top, no enough to be called a "head". Aroma with heavy notes of pumpkin spice, cinnamon bread, toasted malts, nutmeg, & I get a very, very light hint of vanilla. Touch of earthiness from the hops, too. Taste is more of the same; the pumpkin spice explosion you’d expect, nutmeg, cinnamon, a little clove. Perhaps some ginger, too, but nutmeg seems to be the dominant spice in this beer. Yeasty & toasted, baked bread finish, a little astringent at times. A decent pumpkin beer, but I don’t know why people flip their ship over this beer’s release each year. I mean, it’s decent, but not the first pumpkin beer I’d ever reach for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (331) - - JUL 20, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper orange color with a half inch of white foam that settles to a cream edge head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice profile; cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and mild sweet pumpkin and vanilla. Flavor is pumpkin pie in a glass: same as above with buttery crust throughout. Alcohol is perfectly masked. Thin to medium bodied, spicy carbonation, buttery complex finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday Tasting. Pours a clear golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, old fruits. Flavor is very herbal, lots and lots of cinnamon, some pumpkin flavors. Like most other pumpkin beers, this is very herbal. Kinda like it, long herbal aftertaste. Overall a very herbal forward beer, as expected, quite okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5080) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.. thin white head. Clear golden pour. Typical pumpkin taste. Very smooth. Enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
2011 bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong nutmeg, spice, cinnamon, graham cracker. Medium mouthfeel with pumpkin, graham cracker, cinnamon, nutmeg, abd light spice finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1324) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Gold with little head. Aroma and taste are pumpkin pie. Nice bready notes. Excellent for a pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
Cervesa bona, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Cerveza buena. bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
I don’t get the hype behind this beer, it sits on shelves in DFW still. Poured a clear dark gold almost brown color with off-white head. Some pumpkin pie spice and another aroma on it that makes my gag, just not good; same for the palate. The bottle was pretty much a drain pour. Did not like this one at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (318) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
650ml shared bottle @ home from De Molen beershop, 2013 edition. Hazy pumpkin orange color, nearly flat white head. Aroma very strong sweetish apple pie and coconut smell, flavor is pumpkin, syrup, slightly hoppy, coconut, caramel. Taste medium sweetness, light to medium bitterness, hint of vegetable sourness. Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, fruity-sweetish finish with some hoppy bitterness. Refreshing, easy to drink, very interesting, delicious dessert beer.

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