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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16882) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle, 22oz, courtesy of fonefan. Its a slighlty hazy one, golden-orange in color and with a very small head. Allspice, ginger, cloves and cinnamon on the nose, sort of like a gingerbread but with more spicyness. Malty-sweet flavor with the same spices found in the aroma. Some bitterness towards the end. Full-bodied. Spiced and caramel-malty finish. Well, not my favorite beer, but nice and tasteful anyway. 111030

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 22 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, honey sweetness, light nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavour is full on pumpkin (reminiscent of squash a bit), sweet honey - more sweet than spicy. The honey mixes beautifully with the spices. No trace of ABV detectable. Must be the best pumpkin beer Ive had. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (16564) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle, 2011. Clear deep golden with small white head. Aroma is "peberndder", malt, spices and cardamom. Flavour is malt, spices, cardamom, cinnamon, "peberndder", little caramel, medium sweet and a little bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: Pumking pours an opaque amber color with plenty of copper and orange highlights. A fluffy white head sits atop the beer. S: It smells like pumpkin pie in a glass. A great sweetness and all of the usual pumpkin pie spices such as cinnaomon, nutmeg, and all spice. A bit of a graham cracker and marshmallow aroma are present as well. T: Much like the nose would let on. A soft pumpkin flavor and a lot of the sweet and spicy characteristics of pumpkin pie. The marshmallow that was present in the nose is much more pronounced on the palate. Theres a bit of a "pie crust" taste on this too. M: The carbonation is fairly light and this is to the benefit of the beer, I feel. It is very smooth on the tongue and quite full bodied. D: A great flavor and aroma, but like actual pumpkin pie, Im not sure how much of this I could actually drink.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear light orange with off white head. Nose is absolutely amazing - fresh pumpkin pie with light well mixed spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and the like. Taste is much the same with the spices melding well together. The pumpkin and the spices seem authentic and not artificial like a lot of other beers in the style. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Thanks to TheWolf. Pours orange with a off white head. Heavy spiced aroma. Pepper/grain & pumpkin. Wow - mega powerful & concentrated taste with a scent of cinnamon. Special & different experience! Truly a Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle at Bagers (Thanks Sune). Clear amber - white head. Cookies, spicy cookies, bread, sweetness, perfumed, christmas cookies, spicey, (pumpkin ??), roasted. Wierd and ugly.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Benzai (15096) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT 8 shared by Abijen. Clear golden color, small white head that diminishes quickly. Smell sweetness, apple pie. Taste apple pie, sweetness, herbs, weirdness. Yuk, totally not my thing at all.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14890) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
2010 bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Depending on the light, it pours copper, light orange gold or amber. Head is 1 finger and whiteish. This stuff smells a bit gingerbread, but there sure is pie spice. Medium body, mild carbonation. It tastes ginger bread to me - but maybe with some pie spice. This is pretty unique. Never had anything like it. Oh. Its really good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14659) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin, fruit, cinnamon, ginger. Flavour is ginger, malt, fruit, cinnamon, pumkin, spices. Weird beer.


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