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RATINGS: 1832   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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Amber pour with a small fizzy white head. Mmmm, pumpkin pie, definate pumpkin aroma, some cinnamon and sweetness noted also in the nose. Spicy peppery start with an uneasy bitterness. I really expected a lot sweeter. Pumpkin is not really noticed in this one, until the very end. Very peppery and not quite what I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Poured redish, brownish, orange. The smell rose up and had hibnts of spice , nutmeg and cinnamin.Full on taste of punkin in the finsih. This was great, really.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Frothy off-white head. Slightly dark clear amber body. Nutmeg, pumpkin spice, with slight hops. Good flavor... a mix of hops, spices, and sweet malt. Hops are "pilsnery" and prick the tongue with slight astringency that is accompanied by spices. A bit warming in the belly. However, while I enjoy the flavor, after a while it gets a little overpowering. May be great with food, but probably not a session beer for me.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Mienzigo (6) - Dover, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2004 does not count
all i can say is, i live 30 mins from the brewery, and i won’t buy this one. i love a bunch of their brews, but the Punkin Ale was too overpowering with the spices. tasted more like a ginger snap dosed in nutmeg concentrate. i’ve have a couple pumpkin ales and this was def my least fav

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2004
poured a deep brown color with a slight white head. A nice mix of spice, malts and hops on the nose. Pumpkin was prevelent but not overpowering a good balanced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2004
2004 Bottle Deep and clear amber with a small white head. Spicy aroma of pumpkin pie filling. Body is full as promised and smooth as well. Flavor is fantastic as long as you’re in to pumpkin pie flavor as I am. Not over the top with spice yet just enough to make a good spiced ale. This is one of the better attempts at pumpkin brews.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 I like this brewery’s creativity a lot. However I find that most pumpkin beers fail to live up to my favorite which was from the John Harvards brewpub that used to be in Monroeville. With reasonable anticipation I grabbed this one. I was not disappointed. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle the beer poured a bright orange-brown color with a medium sized tan head that faded quickly. The aroma was sweet and had definite pumpkin and spice character. The mouthfeel was relatively thick as is usual with this brewer. The flavor was spicy, mildly sweet and had notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. The beer was dry and spicy on the finish. There was a light pumpkiny undertone. One of the better pumpkin beers I have found in a bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2004
09.29.04 12oz bottle. Old penny copper, visibly carbonated with big bubbles. Marbly, thin head. Aromas certainly reveal some fresh squash,sourdough maltiness, old hay, and subdued savory spices - nutmeg, ginger. Flavor is extra spiced. Lots of ginger snap with that familiar throat burn. A bit sharp, otherwise a fair, spicey brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (885) - USA - OCT 5, 2004
Decent beer, but not inclined to purchase again. Taste is slightly spicy with taste of pumpkin. Ultimately interesting like most of their beers, but it did not connect with me like others that I’ve had. Then again, I may just not like pumpkin beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Pours out a light amber brown. I detect some light nutmeg and hops in the nose. The flavor is nice and malty with a slight spicy finish. I really don’t detect a lot of pumpkin flavor in this one, but I still like it ok.


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