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RATINGS: 1949   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Punkin' Ale is a full-bodied, spiced brown ale brewed with baked pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale is named after the annual Punkin' Chunkin Festival held near Lewes, Delaware the weekend after Halloween.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Couleur ambrée, faible mousse blanche concassée. Arômes de pain d’épices, de levure à gâteau, de cannelle - gingembre et de sucre brun. Saveurs simples et sucrées, peu maltées, artificiellement épicées, style cannelle. Texture presque aqueuse, épaisseur semi mince. Un exemple peu convaincant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Pours brown golden brown with a hint of orange. Aroma is great. smells like christmas cookies. Taste is a bit of a let down, too light and watery. overall a beer worth trying but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Pours orange with a short lasting white head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel. Flavor is cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet malt and maybe a hint of pumkin. Interesting beer, but not something I would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Pours a mahagony orange brown with a small amount of fizzy white head. Aroma is almost like that of a caramely belgian, perhaps a unibroue beer. Scents are spice, brown sugar, yeast, and a bit of pumpkin pie, but not dominating. Can definitely catch whifs of the nutmeg. Flavor is a bit more carbonated than expected, very spicey flavor, actually too much so, and a strong bitter pumpkin flavor. Overall, this is only my second pumpkin brew, but I was not too much of a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2005 Scents are described perfectly in the commercial description, and followed by the taste. Its soft on the palate too and creamy. You can smell the pumkin coming through. Has a thin white head that doesnt stay to long. Dark amber colored.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2006 2006 batch. Poured amber. Fast dissipating white head. Aroma of cinnamon, and nutmeg. Flavors were spicy with pumpkin flavors back it up. I love this beer, I love the flavor, I love the aroma. From Bottle

Right from the first sip I could really taste the cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin flavors. They complemented eachother well! Pumpkin flavor was not over powering by any means. Also this beer is very easy to drink. Great seasonal beer, by far the best i’ve had yet.
RE-RATED: Had this again last night. Still the best I’ve had in the style. Didn’t catch the nutmeg and cinnamon flavors as much. Pumpkin flavor still good and not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Very alluring aroma, and a nice blend of spices. The nutmeg and pumpkin flavors compliment well, and bring a seasonal flare to this great brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJfromPhilly (139) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Pours a dark coppery-orange color with a pillowy white head that quickly dissipates into a thin covering. Good carbonation, lotsa bubbles rising forth. I smell a malty pumpkin aroma. Taking a sip, I get a lot of spice (cinnamon & allsipce), malt, pumpkin and a hint of brown sugar. Nice medium mouthfeel. Overall, a nice harbinger of fall, brings on thoughts of football, Thanksgiving dinner, and changing leaves. Dogfish Head goes out on a limb and scores another winner!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2005 this is the best pumkin beer I ever had PERIOD!!!! Mild pumkin flavor - not to overpowering. Not to spicey - and 7% - - heaven. this is gonna be good for thanksgiving

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2006 Pours dark brown small white head. The pumpkin is really subdued and never really comes out that much, you get the spices nutmeg,cinnamon,brown sugar, but otherwise I think it could’ve used more pumpkin.

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