RATINGS: 1926   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2013
1/25/2013. Pumpkin pie in a bottle. Pours a copper color with a thin, white head. Aroma is pumpkin (as it should be), banana, close, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice. Taste is pumpkin pie, cinnamon, bread, corn, clove, nutmeg, some alcohol. Medium-high carbonation; it works. Chewy mouth feel; thick, syrupy. This is great. They bottled pumpkin pie and made it 8-9% abv. Well played, Southern Tier. Amazing; however, as of the date above, this is my second favorite pumpkin ale behind Averys Rumpkin.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8357) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2017
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, spicy nose with pumpkin, caramel, ginger, clove, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, chocolate and gingerbread cake. Malty, vegetal, spicy taste with notes of pumpkin, chocolate, dried ginger, orange peel, clove, coconut, ginger biscuits and a balanced spicy bitterness. Medium body, with a balanced sweetness. Tasty, but a but too spicy and sticky to be in perfect balance. Still, nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2764) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle. Darl golden color, white head. Aroma has malts, pumpkin, sweet fruity notes. Nice sweet malty taste, pumpkin, some bread notes. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (4643) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at Toms place. Murky gold. Rich spicy aroma of clove, cinnamon, bundt cake, nutmeg and molasses with grade B maple syrup. Sweet and very spicy, like Rosh HaShana honey cake. Medium body, spicy and warm finish, soft fizz. Surprisingly good, even though its 2015 edition.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
weark (756) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Bouteille achete chez Drink Of The World - De couleur dore lgrement orange avec une fine mousse crmeuse - Au nez des armes de cannelle et dautres pices, de citrouille, cake de nol, pain dpices, miel, vraiment special - En bouche pareille normment dpices, cannelle, citrouille, pain dpices, une bonne amertume fait son apparition - Corp moyen, amertume moyenne/forte, carbonation ptillante, onctueuse, final pice et amre - Trs spcial, ca pourrais ce rapprocher des bire de nol europenne mais en plus pic, perso jadhre pas

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (1069) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2016
On tap at Stout, NYC on 12-Nov-2016. Served in a stemmed tulip glass with the rim soaked in wet sugar and cinnamon. Orange amber in colour with a thick white head. Aroma of fruit, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium body and soft/medium carbonation. A fruity desert like flavour. Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and alcohol. Interesting but enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2016
22oz bottle (14,15) and on tap at SLL tasting (13,14). Pours an amber orange color with a whitish that head quickly recedes to a small collar. Nice pumpkin pie, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg aroma. There is pumpkin in the taste, however, the spices also play a big role. Has a herbal hop profile that leads to the finish. There is an alcohol warming in the finish. Medium bodied to full and chewy.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenL8 (150) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Appearance is a slightly hazy dark yellow with little head. Aroma is extremely spicy or rather spiced; reminds me a lot of Christmas. Apart from the unique "pumpkiness" cinnamon is especially apparent. Flavour is also extremely spicy, quite malty sweet from the pumpkin. Has a beautiful long finish of cinnamon and other spices associated with Christmas and is even a tad warming. Extremely good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (1627) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting Toms place. Thanks keremk. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Very spicy aroma with notes of pumpkin, honey cake, cookies and some vanilla. Very spicy flavor, sweet with notes of honey cake, cardamom, nuts, clove, pumpkin and vanilla. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (1897) - ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy yellow orange. Aroma of pumpkin, clove, honey, nutmeg, vanilla and cake. Taste - sweetish, pumpkin, honey, vanilla, caramel, cookies, winter spices. Medium-full bodied, smooth. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fujimo2000 (140) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Pours beautiful golden orange with very little carbonation. Initial aroma is cinnamon and allspice. Very light pumpkin flavor with a dry finish. This is the right time to drink this beer.


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