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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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmargarucci (341) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Bomber from drinks of the world in Basel. Pours quite Amber and clear. But the aroma is very strong cinnamon, vanilla nutmeg and sweet malt. Palate is balance with just enough carbonation. I am mixed on the taste. First sip was awful. But it grows on you. By the end I thoroughly enjoyed it. High abv is well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (340) - USA - DEC 24, 2012
Nice pumpkin ale from Southern Tier. Slightly sweet, not to spicey and a medium pumpkin flavor compared to other pumpkin beers Ive tried. Pumpkin cotton candy in a bottle. I recommend.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Very good pumpkin beer. Lots of flavor but not obnoxious. Pretty pricey. I would buy a bottle or 2 at the bar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pforei (338) - USA - OCT 30, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 Bottle. La Chouffe glass. Pours a clear autumnal orange copper. Head is thick but dissipates quickly. Incredible pumpkin pie crust aroma with plenty of pumpkin, almost asian white gourd drink flavor along with spices of clove, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Unlike many pumpkin ales the beer does not over-rely on cinnamon for flavor. Caramel malt with little hops. But the typical beer ingredients are superseeded by the pumkin pie crust/pumkin bread flavor. Spices compliment, but then cut off the remaining flavors leaving a spicy finish that quells the tongue; making multiple glasses undesired. Medium to full bodied. Not perfect, but perhaps the best pumpkin ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Very tasty brew that as soon as I opened it up consumed my nose with its rather spicy aroma. Flavor is much the same with cinnamon coming through and very creamy on the palate. I enjoyed it but couldn’t justify the cost of a case.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2007
draft. extremely strong aroma... hazelnut, artificial vanilla, nutmeg, some impressions of pumpkin. similar qualities in the taste but add an overbearing sweetness. the alcohol is hidden very well, but this was entirely too sweet and purfumey for me. the aroma became almost nauseating. they simulated the pumpkin aroma/flavor well with the spices, but went way overboard. an interesting experiment, but hardly drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
This is the reason to drink beer in the fall. Huge pumpkin taste and scent. Fairly heavy beer, but goes down smooth. Truly delicious pumpkin ale - tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass, outstanding brew.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrmac (335) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Pours orange brown with a nice but quickly dissipating white foam. Smell is sweet almost too sweet. Definitely smells like pumpkin pie. The taste is like a liquid pie as well. For a 9% abv it certainly does not taste like it. Falls a little short of great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Smell is strongly pumpkin, the maltiness is pleasant, the flavor is pretty smooth but different than what you would expect from the smell. Toasted malt is the primary taste with a strong cinnamon presence I didnt get at all in the smell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eruizgarcia (333) - - SEP 25, 2012
Delicious Fall beer, spicy pumpkin flavor and a pleasant bittersweet finish. On tap at Public House, poured with a huge tan head.


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