Brewed by Wychwood (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Witney, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Bottle: Filtered
ABV reduced from 4.2 to 3.8% in 2013
A delicate ruby-coloured beer with the rich, heady aroma of English Northdown hops. Pumpking is brewed using an aromatic barley malt which imparts a flavour reminiscent of dried fruits. The Northdown hops provide a balance with a heady, hoppy, bitterness. A delightful mysterious blend of pleasures.
2011 version 4.2% ABV, previously 4.5% and 5.0%

LED40's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LED40 (100) - - NOV 19, 2012
Mild tasting, ruby in colour, foamy white head, bready malts, pleasant mouth feel, medium body and low hop presence. Overall nothing too special - I probably wouldn’t have known that it was a pumking beer if it didn’t say it on the label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (787) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clearish copper with a fading off white bubbly head. Aroma is of toffee, warm spices, earthy, nutmeg, hint of pumpkin. Taste is of toffee, pumpkin, nutmeg, slightly metallic finish. Watery mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottled 500ml. -at Pivoteka Zagreb. Clear amber coloured, small off-white head, mild caramel nose. Toasted malt, caramel, hint of pumpkin and spices with unfortunately really watery palate. Has potential but...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_LUV_BEER (196) - - MAY 28, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is pumpkin, caramel and red berries. Taste is caramel, red fruits, pumpkin notes with a soft spiciness. Light body with medium carbonation with a short spicy and slightly bitter finish. Nice and pleasant brew!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
scottm2588 (178) - SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a deep amber with a small white head. Aroma is toffee, bread, slight citrus. Taste is malty, bready, very slight toffee, bit of a weird tang I can’t quite put my finger on. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6630) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2015
500ml bottle at home in Blaendulais as ’Wychwood Pumpking’, 3.8%, BB Sep 2016. Aroma is buttermints, toffee, touch soapy with some stewed orange. Mostly sweet and toffee-ish. Body is medium, rounded but foamy, soft carbonation. Taste is sweet malts, sugar syrups, boiled sweets, metallic finish, touch of spice. Very sweet and simple. Slow drinking for the ABV because of the sweetness. It’s not great by any means, but it’s also not as bad as I was expecting. An OK Halloween beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7928) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2015
3.8% from Trinkgut in Wuppertal. Smooth spicy beginning. Malty dry body, full and round with nice fruity spices in the background. Not real pumpkin tasteable, but fruity-sweetish in the background, nice spices and an earthy herbal bitterness in the end. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cokemonkey11 (537) - - NOV 9, 2015
Brown bottle, Morrison’s, Aberdeen. Pours Ruby with a thin tan head subsiding average. Scent is dense Pumpkin spices and yeast. Taste is light and hoppy, a bit soapy and powdery. Finish is sour and dry. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1914) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, slight toffee, some red berries, subtle spice and peppery hops, quite artificial. Taste of caramel, red berries, a little pumpkin, subtle spice, fruity malt, some yeast and slight peppery hops. Light bodied, moderate carbonation but a watery texture. A short and malty, spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Not really a pumpkin beer but I wasn’t expecting a lot. Decent spice but artificial and thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Carlowxxx (134) - Carlow, IRELAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle.at home Pours a clear dark amber color Sweet spicy malty pumpkin aroma. Sweet malty spicy ginger f Has a malty spicy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
flying_pig (1434) - SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2015
500ml bottle from Morrisons (£1):
A pretty disappointing beer despite the beer starting okay with a nice enough looking body & an okay smell; it was still better than the bottle of Forest Fruits from the brewery I tried some time back but only just. It seemed weak & uninteresting with too much bitterness; the only plus was that it was on special & I didn’t pay full price.

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