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RATINGS: 1983   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3346) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Pours to a thin off-white head with a nice glowing amber body. So-so lacing. The aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, brown sugar, and a splash of Trident cinnamon gum. The flavor has tons of brown sugar, nutmeg, light cinnamon, and in the background is pumpkin. If you want pumpkin flavors, this isnít it. The palate is fizzy and clean. Not exactly what I want. It sorta fits, however. This is a so-so beer. Iíve have way better pumpkins...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10915) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Pumpkin malt (straw) and yeast (horse hair, barn) aromas with allspice notes. Pumpkin malty brown sugar flavor with yeast and nutmeg, soapy. Medium bodied crisp and clean palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Pours deep orange with smallish tan head. Nose is a bit bold of nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar. Flavor is malty and sweet. There is an underlying presence of punkin pie spice. Mild presence of alcohol. (i was having a few other pumpkin beers, and this was one that most resembled a beer with beer like character)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2005 bottle. Good looking brew. Copper to amber color. Nice little bubbles. Minimal, quick to dissipate, head. Aroma has a variety of spices such as nutmeg and allspice, as well as some malt and hints of what could be pumpkin. A bit of sweetness and some alcohol. The body is thick and coating. Pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg and cinnamon) are present throughout the taste. The dominant malty flavor is combined with what I assume to be pumpkin, but I donít know if I like what the pumpkin or brown sugar did to the flavor. Not a bad brew, but the flavor is strong and not wholly pleasing. Iíll drink the rest of what I bought but donít think Iíll get it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2005
While i am not a big fan of pumpkin beers this is one that i would tell people that they might want to try. It has some spice to it and you can really taste the pumkin flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Pours light amber/orange with a thin off white head. Smells of yogurt, some spice and pumpkin. Taste is very pumpkin with some spicey notes. Thick full mouthfeel but lacking in the spices I tend to enjoy in pumpkin ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2005
From the bottle this beer poured an orange/brown color with a tan head which had good retention adn lacing. The taste was of brown sugar and all spice with some pumkin. There was an after taste of all spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Pours clear caramel copper orange/brown with carbonation and mice medium offwhite lacing foamy head. Immediate aroma of pumpkin and brown sugar. Flavor of pumpkin and cinnamon. Creamy palate and sweet lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Bottle. Pours clear golden/amber with a small off white head. Sweet alcohol, nutmeg and ginger spices, and Budweiser. Thin bodied, pretty bland, nice semi-roasty sweetness. Being generous I would call this average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Tap @ Papago. Spice aroma that really seemed dull. Orange body with no head. Beer had a ordinary spice and malt texture. Odd beer felt like I was lift a weight instead of glass.

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