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RATINGS: 1696   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


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, - OCT 25, 2010
The best of the best of the autumn/pumpkin brews. I look forward to this every year and this is quickly becoming one of my all time favís to share with people that think the end all be all of beers is bud. This is an absolute assault on the tastebuds and at first it tastes like pure pumpin pie until that abv hits your head and you realize that this isnt some crappy little beer from NY, this is something to relax and enjoy, cheers


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Criz (86) - - SEP 1, 2014
12oz draft into short stem goblet. Pours a medium orange itha medium white head. Huge aromas of pumpkin, vanilla, nutmeg, and buttery crust. Flavors of pumpkin, spicy grains, finished by sweet spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Semi oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Decent pumpkin beer thatís a touch too sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
majorbase2 (8) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Aroma is, obviously, pumpkin. Quite malty, immediately brings pumpkin bread to mind. Smells as if you could eat it. Appearance is a dark amber-orange. Nothing noteworthy appearance-wise.Taste of pumpkin, ginger, a hint of cinnamon. You can almost taste the crust, as well. Aftertaste is great, leaving a nice ginger note on the tongue. Palate is a bit thin; definitely could have benefited from a bit more thickness. Overall, I now understand the hype behind this beer. Canít miss for pumpkin lovers.

4.2
   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.

3.8
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (89) - - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.6
   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

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chucklemation (460) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (705) - 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.


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