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RATINGS: 2024   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
This year DFH hit it right on. This is perhaps the best Punkin Ale this year. A great recover over the 2004 tap one I had in DE. The spices were well balance and it was great after mowing the lawn or right next to the bed on a cool autumn night. Still do not open a meal with it because the spice will set the meal off.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3764) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Brown orange body with a sweet brown sugar aroma w. spices. I could not drink more than one or 2 of these at a sitting as the brown sugar can become cloying. I prefer Buffalo Billís and Sea Dogís version, though this Dogfish Headís can be enjoyable in small doses.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerseer (51) - Lewiston, Maine, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Mmm...pumpkin pie. Expected smell: pumkin and spices. Taste is more delicious than other pumpkin beers Iíve tasted. Perfect amount of pumkin and nutmeg and cinnamon. Smooth on palate with dry finish, no excessive bitterness. Good choice for a fine fall beverage.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2005
UPDATED: APR 7, 2009 12 oz. bottle. Golden colour with a thin white head. Pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg aroma. Pumpkin, dry spicy, lightly sherryish flavours with a nutty bitter finish. Light bodied and dry. Decent flavour, just not enough of it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2005
pours a brownish red color w/ a small head tan in color light lacing. Smells of nutmeg and pumkin pie, and cinnamon. Palate is fairly light some decent coating. Flavor is a bit of a spcied fruity flavor some cinamon and nutmeg lightly sweet malts. Not very good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2005
The aroma is a mixture of everything that goes into this beer except for the pumpkin. It has plenty of allspice and nutmeg with a hint of brown sugar and cinnamon. The appearance is a reddish brown and it has a medium foamy head. The flavor is very toasty with spices and some pumpkin in the finish. The palate is mediocre but overall it tastes nice. I just wish it had more pumpkin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Dark amber pour....minimal tan head. I like the aroma...spicy--nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin spice, etc. Flavor follows suit...with some cinnamon and brown sugar in there too. Yes, there is a pumpkiny flavor too, but I sense more of the spiciness. Medium bodied..nothing noteworthy. A lingering bitterness shows up late for the party, but thatís not a bad thing. Tasty, and one of my favorite holiday ales.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronjeremy230 (3) - USA - DEC 6, 2005 does not count
Light to medium brown, very light taste. The spices are heavily present. Not too bitter. I had this beer after I ate some carrot cake, they complimented each other nicely.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Pours a med. brown with an off-white head. Aroma is med-spiced with the typical pumkin pie characteristics and some brown sugar rumminess adding to it. The body is med-light, definitely not full-bodied. Flavor is minorly vegetal and heavily spiced. Again I so not see what adding actual pumpkin to this beer added to it except for some undesirable vegetal compounds. OK but still a pretty run-o-the-mill pumpkin beer and far too dry.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Bottle. Poured a clear amber/copper color. Of all the pumpkin beers I drank this last fall, this one takes the cake. A nice aroma of nutmeg and pumpkin really adds to the whole pumpkin pie thing that I really like in this style of beer. tastes almost like a delicious pumpkin pie but with a hint of warming alcohol, which isnít a bad thing. Slightly thin body, would be interesting to have this beer and have it include a "thicker" body.


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