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RATINGS: 2022   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4356) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Pours a really nice looking, clear bright amber/red color with a 1/4 inch head that quickly fades to a thin ring, with only minimal lacing. Would get a a higher rating here if it had a little more head to it. Smell; smells of cinnamon, a bit of nutmeg, pumpkin. Thereís some other spices in there that I canít put a finger on. Taste; thereís definitely pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and maybe some allspice. Even with all of the spices in this beer itís not as overwhelmingly sweet as some other pumpkin ales Iíve had. Mouthfeel was a litlle thin, and thereís not much carbonation. Kudos to DFH for making a pumpkin beer that actually tastes like itís a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2005
Bottle (12oz). Courtesy of my friend Dave B. Poured clear slightly bubbly amber-orange with a small off-white head. Well, it smells like fresh pungent pumpkin, some nutmeg and other spices tossed in. Taste is very tart, almost sour, but itís still pumpkin and pumpkin spice - maybe a little more pumpkin though - but quite legit and I actually taste malt. Mouthfeel quite lively and spicy, almost syrupy - not a watery brew. I think the Weyerbacher is a more balanced beer, but this is more "punkin"y.

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