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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (3616) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Pours a minimal, poorly retained ivory head over an effervescent, light amber (SRM 7) body.....nose is heavy with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, mild bread, pie crust, no esters or hops......taste is mildly sweet, with heavy spices including ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla notes, moderate toasted malts with bread and crust notes, mild squash notes finishing with a light herbal hop bitterness......mouth feel, body light of medium, moderate alcohol, light lingering squash astringency. This beer is spice and squash dominated with little from the hops and a light contribution from the malts. It is almost cider like in many of its characteristics. The beer would be greatly improved with more roasted malts. BJCP 7/2/13/4/6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (1170) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours orange with white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of alcohol, pumpkin, spices and popcorn. Body is medium and crisp. Pumpkin, spices, bready malt, popcorn and herbal hops fill the mouth. Finish is long and very dry. Quite unique, not in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UncleKorm (1282) - 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 (1046) - 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 (467) - 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 (1105) - 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 (498) - - 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.

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