RATINGS: 1926   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (1999) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Poured orange color with white head. Nutty, graham cracker,and cinnamon aromas. Creamy mouthfeel. Nutty flavors followed by cinnamon and spice. One of the better pumpkin ales Ive had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2589) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Clear copper/amber color. Spicy sweet bread nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor is sweet, cinnamon, pumpkin. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.49 for a 22oz bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2009
nose is banana bread with a slight hint of pumpkin. pours reddish golden with good white head that sticks around. taste is bready with heavy nutmeg. the pumpkin is a bit disguised as banana. a pretty good novelty beer, but i will not buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
22 oz. Bottle. Pours a nice golden color. Semlls of ginger, nutmeg and other spices. Great beer. Flavor was complex including cinnamon. HIghly recommended pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9931) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle at Haket, Gteborg. On September 26, 2009
Clear golden color, white head. Sweet, soft gingerbread, smooth, spicy, Christmas like scent. Sweet, bitter, spicy, pumpkin taste. Gingerbread aftertaste. Smooth a bit spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Fun bit too much after a while. Smells fantastic, though drinkability is about one glass, a bomber should be split 4 ways or so, not 2 as we did.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9243) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle. Low but lasting white fluffy head. Clear amber body. Cinnamon cookie like sweet pumpkin aroma and flavor. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (1066) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 Pours a clear orange with a small white head. The aroma on this is amazing. Very sweet with lots of roasted pumpkin, spices, bread, and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is similar to the aroma, very sweet too. Medium bodied with light carbonation. One of the best pumpkins available. Additional notes; significant hop bitterness when fresh.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pinball (12001) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2009
aroma is very sweet, pumpkin, honey. ripe cereral sweet. actually quite frightnening. clear orange, small white head. flavor is very sweet/ripe, cinnamon, spices galore, like a homebaked cake where someone dropped too much spices into the cake. sort of dry.this one very hard to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1618) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2009
After trying lots of Pumkins this year this is my favorite and in aclass by itself. Plenty of spices and pumpkin but overlayed on a really huge Imperial Stout. Get it if you can.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, golden-amber body with a thin, fizzy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a soft lacing. Aroma is great. Lots of pie crust biscuits, pumpkin pie filling, and plenty of harvest spices. Lots of nutmeg and a touch of cinnamon make this more sweetly spiced than sharp. Abundant pumpkin pie aroma makes me salivate and almost tempts me to top this with whipped cream. The flavor is very sweet with more of that pie crust and biscuit up front before more sweet pumpkin pie filling comes in. The spices quickly become acquainted, more so than the aroma. They give off more of a perfume-like taste and distinctness that makes them stand out more towards the backend along with a light, pumpkin hop bitterenss. Along with the added spice and bitterness comes just a trace of alcohol that lightly warms my throat after a dry and spicy, but sweet pumpkin pie filling finish. Lingers with plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg for a medium to long amount of time. Lighter bodied, extremely clean, smooth, and very balanced for a 9%ABV beer. Overall, a very memorable pumpkin ale. Extremely aromatic and just as flavorful. Great body and balance make this one of my favorite fall ales to date. Mmmm the spell has been cast!

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