RATINGS: 1922   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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alphadelic (2180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2012
2011 Bottle: Seriously. A fresh pumpkin nose, so real, so full. And the BOOM, the most amazing flavour I have ever encountered in a beer. Seriously, exactly what it says on the bottle. The crust and maillard effect flavours are unbelievable. Indescribably accurate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (875) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2016
On tap at Stout, NYC on 12-Nov-2016. Served in a stemmed tulip glass with the rim soaked in wet sugar and cinnamon. Orange amber in colour with a thick white head. Aroma of fruit, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium body and soft/medium carbonation. A fruity desert like flavour. Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and alcohol. Interesting but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2205) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2016
22oz bottle (14,15) and on tap at SLL tasting (13,14). Pours an amber orange color with a whitish that head quickly recedes to a small collar. Nice pumpkin pie, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg aroma. There is pumpkin in the taste, however, the spices also play a big role. Has a herbal hop profile that leads to the finish. There is an alcohol warming in the finish. Medium bodied to full and chewy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenL8 (89) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Appearance is a slightly hazy dark yellow with little head. Aroma is extremely spicy or rather spiced; reminds me a lot of Christmas. Apart from the unique "pumpkiness" cinnamon is especially apparent. Flavour is also extremely spicy, quite malty sweet from the pumpkin. Has a beautiful long finish of cinnamon and other spices associated with Christmas and is even a tad warming. Extremely good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (1489) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting Toms place. Thanks keremk. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Very spicy aroma with notes of pumpkin, honey cake, cookies and some vanilla. Very spicy flavor, sweet with notes of honey cake, cardamom, nuts, clove, pumpkin and vanilla. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (1724) - ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy yellow orange. Aroma of pumpkin, clove, honey, nutmeg, vanilla and cake. Taste - sweetish, pumpkin, honey, vanilla, caramel, cookies, winter spices. Medium-full bodied, smooth. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fujimo2000 (122) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Pours beautiful golden orange with very little carbonation. Initial aroma is cinnamon and allspice. Very light pumpkin flavor with a dry finish. This is the right time to drink this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Msdrbeat (533) - East Lansing, USA - OCT 11, 2016
On tap at Hopcat. Pours orangeish clear. Strong chai aroma with a hint of pumpkin. Taste is robust and not sweet. A true fall pumpkin beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2339) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2016
This is a good pumpkin beer. It has some flavors that more closely resembles the vegetable rather than a synthetic taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PlantCityJax (58) - Plant City, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Tastes a lot like a spiced cake. Has that distinctive spiced cake note to it. I can definitely drink one during the season as a nice change, but I don't think I could ever drink two in a row. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (394) - - OCT 7, 2016
12oz bottle. 2016 vintage. Appearance: Semi clear light golden with some haze, and minimal white head that disappears immediately. Almost still. Aroma: Like pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Toasted bread malt is prominent to go with the spicing. Really nice. Taste: Bready maltiness with great pumpkin spicing of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg, turning to a light toast and some alcohol heat that accentuates the spice. Mouthfeel: Light bodied for the strength, almost thin, with low carbonation and noticeable alcohol warmth. Finish: Spicy alcoholic breadiness lingers, with a touch of nutmeg and toast. Overall: Probably the best aroma on a pumpkin beer Ive had, it smells like the pie and whipped cream are right in front of you. I also like the bready, toasted maltiness that shows in the aroma and flavor. This beer does have room for improvement though. It has very little carbonation, and almost appears still. The high alcohol against the low body doesnt balance well, leaving a thin body that accentuates the alcohol heat. With a bit more carbonation and body Id rank this at the top of the pumpkin ale pile.

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