RATINGS: 1924   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange body. Aroma is spice, ginger, and pumpkin pie CRUST. Taste is pumpkin pie.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2009
A orange color beer with a small head. The aroma was so much like pie crust it is amazing. The taste is again a lot of pie crust with some pumpkin, but the pie crust being dominant. This is a pumpkin pie beer with more crust than filling & not a whole lot of sugar. Interesting, but this is a one time beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6131) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2009
( 22oz bomber) pours clear rusty orange with nice oily bubbly head. Nose of butterscotch/popcorn, crisp hops and light spices. Taste of butterscotch, crisp hops, and acorn squash/butter and brown sugar. Finises like toasted malt and a creamy/syrupy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2009
orange colored, no head, only a hint of lace. nose of pumpkin pie, cream and spice. flavor of pumkin pie, cookies, and, somehow, i detected something coconutty. medium bodied, sweet finish. im getting tired of pumpkin beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Grabbed this for a beer tasting just for something different. Was pretty amazed. Tall glass of pumpkin pie. I even got the hint of whipped cream at the end. I couldnt drink these in multiples, but great to share.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AskForJenny (1076) - Ontario, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2009
22oz - Dark gold liquid, off white head, nice lace. Pumpkin pie nose, a little doughy. Palate was pie in a glass, down to the whipped cream. Weird but cool.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (12918) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle, bought @ De Molen. Reddish orange color. Pumpkin, potatoe and mango in the aroma. Potatoe and pumpkin in the sweet, but also flowery and slightly perfumed flavor. Chichory bitterness in teh aftertaste. IMO is beer and pumpkin not a happy marriage.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
obguthr (6009) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2009 Draft: Weak aroma of stale beer and nutmeg. Clear orange pour, medium cream colored head, good lace. Intense perfumey flavor of bready pumpkin and nutmeg. Filmy. Not my style, but it seems overly done. The balance of pumpkin and spice flavors is very good, I just think that both need to be dialed down a little. There is also a spicy bitterness that seems out of place as well.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2009
12 oz draft served in a tulip glass. Pour was a light orange/copper with a good 2.5 fingers of whipped looking head. Nose was pumpkin pie, very heavy on the nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste was the same, with the spices overpowering the pumpkin. Not much to say on this one, if the spices had been toned down a bit, I think I would have enjoyed this much more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3697) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 pours a hazy orange color that looks just like pumpkin pie with a medium white head (whipped cream?). aroma is very doughy or crusty with mild spice...like fresh baked pumpkin pie. flavor is outstanding...creamy pumpkin pie, spices, crust, and whipped cream all came through! mouthfeel is very lively and creamy pumpkin with a smooth and slightly hoppy finish. awesome beer...probably my favorite pumpkin beer.


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