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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2015 A decent pumpkin overall. Pours an ugly clear orange with no head. Smells good, of real pumpkin, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla ice cream. Taste is pumpkin pie and ice cream, with lots of cinnamon. Quite nice, but warlock is much better. Had on tap at Hop Supply in Wilmington.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
On tap at Villain & Saint. Orange body with slight head. Nose is fruity, spicy, with caramel and malts. Quite spicy taste. One of the better pumpkin beers I have had.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (356) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2015
On tap at Middletown Fine Wine and Spirits. Pours amber with a white head. Light lacing in the glass. Nice pumpkin aroma with some nutmeg and caramel aromas. Flavors pop. Nice pumpkin pie flavor with spices in the finish. A little alcohol warmth at the end. Very nice ale.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cwill (78) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2015
22oz bottle poured into my Movie Tavern tanker. Color is an amber orange with minimal head and lacing. It smells delicious; caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and fresh pumpkin. The taste is primarily nutmeg, but the fresh pumpkin comes bursting through with slight cinnamon notes. Mouthfeel is rich, but smooth with medium carbonation. Very quaffable for an imperial ale, so beware of the 8.6% ABV

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weitz15 (562) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2015 Strong spices present in the aroma, and very strong pumpkin presence in the flavor. There?s no mistaking this is very, very heavy on spice notes.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Byrnezk (1) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2015 does not count
My favorite pumpkin style beer. Great taste and aroma - not overwhelmingly strong in any way. Withheld perfect score due to price

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
florio2 (6) - - OCT 12, 2015 does not count
Too much vanilla and spices. Too sweet but a nice color and finish. Thought it would be better given the price.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Nice medium spice aroma. Taste is very layered with spices, pumpkin flavor and light sweetness and earthiness to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3950) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle at America on Tap Brown sugary caramel maltiness with plenty of pie spices to cut through it, not the worst pumpkin beer Ive ever had, might even like it in small doses.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tyr (3) - Gastonia, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2015 does not count
Sampled on tap at Carolina Cinemas Charlotte. Nose of vanilla, spices. Tasted of Lucky Charms, and long, sticky, and (for me) undesirable finish on the tongue. I can see why it would be popular in and amongst the style, but not something I personally care to try again.


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