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Pumking is brewed with pureed pumpkin and - according to their website - pagan spirit, which I believe is in the nutmeg family.
Pumking has a bright, brassy, amber-orange color. Good clarity reveals an ample amount of carbonation, although the second pour from the 650ml bottle was a bit hazy. It has a frothy cream-colored head that leaves a small amount of sticky lacing.
Smells like pumpkin bread; exactly like pumpkin bread.
Taste & Feel
Starts off quite spicy before sweet caramel malts and pumpkin flavors emerge. The body is light-to-medium, while the carbonation and spicy hops give it a rather aggressive feel. It has a hoppy finish and a pie spice aftertaste.
Good, if you like pumpkin; better, if you like spice. The aroma gave me hope for a pumpkiny amber ale, but the flavor is more like a nutmeg IPA. I'd give it a B-.