RATINGS: 1924   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UncleKorm (1248) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Bomber poured a hazy golden hue w/ thin fully diminishing white head. Bold vanilla and pie crust aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a mild bitter finish and a bold spice. Tastes are vanilla, pumpkin, ginger, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pie crust. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mghj (36) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured from bomber into a tulip clear copper color with little to no head. Strong aroma of lovely pie spice and vanilla. Tastes almost like a pumpkin pie with very small taste of the crust. From a pumpkin beer standpoint this sets the bar for all other bees of this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (1022) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Spice and pumpkin aroma. Dirty copper body with a mild off white head. Tastes like pumpkin pie. Light bitterness.Warming and smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbunting75 (42) - - OCT 31, 2015
Pours a nice reddish orange color. Nose is pumpkin pie spice, stronger on the palate. At or near the top of the class for pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkeh (452) - Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Crystal clear copper color, light head that dissipates entirely rather swiftly. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice, crust, pumpkin. Taste follows suit, sweet malts present. Low bitterness. Really good for fall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raoul_duke (240) - - OCT 26, 2015
22oz bomber. Nice orange red appearance. No head. Smells like pumpkin and spice. Tastes like pumpkin and spice. Great for what it is. Tastes like fall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (989) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a fading white foamy head. Aroma of pumpkin, spice, ginger, oranges, bread. Taste is of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, clove. Smooth, soft mouthfeel, balanced, not overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (450) - - OCT 25, 2015
I had it on tap. It pours a cloudy orange color with some head and lacing. The aroma is pumpkin with less spice than your average pumpkin beer. You still have a little cinnamon and nutmeg. Theres also a slight tartness to the aroma and taste. The taste mirrors the aroma. Its smooth. As it warms, the alcohol becomes more pronounced. This is very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (315) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2014 drank one year later. Bomber into wine glass. Appropriately,a squash orange pour, very minimal head. Actually smells like pumpkin, or pumpkin bread. Very light on the spice, barest hint of ginger. In the mouth, similar. Liquidated pumpkin bread. Very mild hops in the mouth. Generally not a fan of pumpkin bears since they tend to be spice and not gourd, but this is the opposite, and therefore rather pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2015
12oz bottle on my bday into a glass. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, sweetness all over. Taste of more of the same with more cinnamon sticks. The sweetness embodies and hides the abv. Perfect for this time of year in moderation or without. But it would be hard to ingest more than two at one sitting.

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