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RATINGS: 1950   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.3
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Pumkin all the way. Pumkin orange color. Taste is pumkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. Best of the couple of pumkin ales I have tried and I like a good pumkin pie but beer pumpkin flavor just fair.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdjuice (461) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2005
Tap. Kind of weird but altogether enjoyable. Very accurate pumpkin pie taste. Little actual beer taste and not so much a pumpkin -flavored beer as a carbonated alcoholic pumpkin pie-flavored drink. Still tasty though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Bottle. Deep orange/amber color with little head. Strong nose of nutmeg, very fresh, some general pumpkin pie spice, and a good bit of actual pumpkin as well-- a nice treat in a pumpkin ale, go figure. Medium body, carbonation seemed a little low, with flavors of all of the above, the nutmeg adding a welcome spicy heat. Manages a sweet pumpkin flavor without being candylike. Wouldn’t want to have this all the time, but when those first few 40 degree evenings roll around, this is fine company.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2005 No more nutmeg?!? Why leave it at that? No more allspice! No more cinnamon! No more mace! No more clove! Enough already with the spiced holiday freakin’ beers...It’s probably the best of a sorry lot, but I’m done with this gimmick crap! I beg of you...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Bottle. Poured clear amber orange with continues streams of carbonation from the bottome. Head is thin and creamy, dissipating quickly with little head. Fruity and spicy aroma with dominant cinnamon and hints of alcoholic warmth. Very spicy with strong pumpkin flavors, and warmth well-balanced with some hoppy dryness. A solid respresentation of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2005
OUt of a bottle. Aroma spicy, cinnamon and nutmeg. Poured a nice brownish amber with a nice foam head. Flavor was good nothin out of the ordinary for the style. Palate was good also and finish was clean. Overall good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Holy crap! It’s a smooth, non overwhelming pumpkin beer. I’m so impressed by this offering that I’ll give this "spice" beer over a 3 rating. I wouldn’t drink another one, but if I had to choose a best pumpkin beer, this is most deffinately it.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 Pours reddish brown with small white head. Smells of cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg and sugar. Reminiscent of pumpkin bread. Taste combines pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar and hops to form a pleasant fall brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2429) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Pours a dark orange coppery color with a small sized fading head. Aroma is very spicy and complex. Nutmeg,pumpkin pie mix,cinnamon and spicy baked apple dominate. Taste is spicy as well with pumpkin pie filling dominating. Hints of apple,nutmeg and cinnamon are also present. One of the better pumpkin ales out there. Not your everyday beer, but quite enjoyable.


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