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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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Now this is a fun holiday beer. The smell of hte holidays abounds as its nutmeg and pumpkin are evident in the first enticing smell. Clear amber body with a mostly diminishing off tan head. Mediaum bodied and noticble sweetness and pumpkin. Not bad. Chek it out

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2006 Revised 10/06. Was one of the first beers I rated when I started in 05.<P> Iíd say this is a treat...no tricks. Totally fills the pumpkin-beer bill.<P>Beer is a dark copper with a small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing head.<P> The aroma is full of great things: Itís malty with moderate notes of roasted nuts, toasty grain, Light notes of caramel and cookie; Hoppy with a light herbal note, trace of lemon zest and resin; Yeasty with a trace note of dough; Miscellaneous notes include heavy notes of traditional pumpkin pie spices: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger and all-spice. Light notes of brown sugar and pumpkin pie fillingówhich is a nice fitónot raw and vegetal, but still pronounced.<P> The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, lightly acidic with an average-length, lightly bittersweet, slightly warm finish.<P> The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.<P>Again this year, this is one Iíd stock during the holidays and gladly serve.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Bottle. Light copper with a medium white head. Very spicy nose, mostly cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavor is pumpkin pie, walnuts, vanilla and nutmeg. A nice holiday beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Tap: hazy brown/yellow. Wasnít entirely impressed with the pumkin aspect, although it smelled and tasted more like burnt pumpkin. Not bad, I think it needs a little less hoppiness and more pumpkin. mouthfeel was medium heavy, finishes smooth very smooth. An interesting find.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2005
i love the pumpkin beer season. there are a number of ales that are all about the spice and pie flavor, but the punkin leaves a lot more pale ale feel to the mix. Not overpowering festiveness... this is a great addition to the fall arsienal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Every year I get to feeling festive and try a couple of the pumpkin ales from different breweries, and every year am reminded that pumpkins should stick with pies. Pours a dark coppery color with a medium head. Strong aroma of spice mostly nutmeg. Flavor was dissapointing with nutmeg as the primary flavor and not enuff hop to clean off the palate. There seemed to be a decent ammount of malt but it still couldnít overcome the nutmeg. Overall if your feeling festive or are throwing a halloween party grab some and give it a shot, but not something i would recommend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2005
I put this in the interesting enough to have once a year category. Poured kind of a dark amber with a decent head. Strong spice nose. Taste not what I expected - pleasantly so - very little pumpkin - but a lot of cinnamon and nutmeg. Still could taste that it was a beer and not some doctored up swill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Pours clear orange red with thin white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices and apparent alcohol. Definitely one of the more complex flavors I have had from a pumpkin ale. Brown sugar flavor is evident with spices and alcohol heat. I donít get much of the pumpkin, but more so the spices remind me of pumpkin. Finishes kind of thin, and a little too hoppy on the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2005
I donít drink a lot of this, but I make a point to have some every year. It is the only pumkin beer I have found that I like- well to be honest i don;t try very many because I donít want to waste my money- perhaps I should try more. Rich, full with the spices restrained, this is a great beer. The pumpkin is there, but with enough of a real beer behind it to support the pumpkin. Recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2011 Bottle from Once Upon a Vine - South on 09/17/2011. Clear copper amber body with a medium creamy white head. Sweet earthy malt and light nutmeg aroma. Sweet pumpkin, earthy malt, nutmeg and light mace flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/4/7/3/15 - 3.6 11/7/2005 - Quickly diminishing light brown head. Clearly tastes of nutmeg and allspice. Very lightly spiced aroma that isnít what Iíd expect of a pumpkin ale. 5/5/8/4/15 - 3.7

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