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RATINGS: 1882   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2004
bottle: Short lived white head on a clear medium amber body. Allspice & nutmeg take center stage at first. Perfumey, hairspray alcohol aroma comes next. Very light caramel malt, pumkin, & only hints of cinnamon. Well balanced, very low spice flavors, but cinnamons is there. Some honey notes, allspice, & low fruitiness. Finish is on the dry side, has some alcohol, cidery alcohols notes, w/ a nutmeg & allspice aftertaste. Lighter body, not full, medium carbonation, well hidden alcohol given the nose; smooth. Not a bad pumpkin ale, but Iím still not a big fan of them.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Reminded me of pumpkin pie minus the sugar. Not bad, but I would have this one as an after dinner brew. A little syrupy and bitter with a nice spice note. Not to be had in large quantities, due to the flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Strong smell of pumpkins and nutmeg on the pour, come out medium orange with a light white head. Pumpkin taste is readily apparent, with a strong finish from the nutmeg and cinnamon. I thought it was a little bit bitter on the very end. A solid pumpkin, but I still think Bethlehem Brew Works is better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2004
One of the very few Pumpkin beers Iíve enjoyed. Pumpkin/amber color with healthy tan head. The aroma is of pumpkin pie: pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, brown sugar. Medium body, a tad watery, just the right carbonation. Flavor was of pumpkin pie. More the chiffon style with the heavier notes of spices. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5102) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2005 Almost no head. A few bubbles stick to the side of the glass. A deep amber and brown coloring. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, apples and fall leaves. Also the typical malty backbone of a brown. The taste is like a spicy brown ale. The pumpkin is in the background. Tastes are fall leaves, cinnamon, nutmeg. Also some notes of a light bread with some ginger. A very nice pumpkin ale that has pumpkin as the accent, not the star. I am little more critical of this because I am not a fan of brown ales.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
This bottle was sent by clvand0, as part of a trade that has provided good beer in spades so far. After drinking a few bottles of Post Road Pumpkin Ale this year, I have realized that these beers have to be warmed up close to room temperature, before they become truly enjoyable, so thatís how I am going to do it. The pour was clear, and orange in color with a fizzy head that vanished pretty rapidly. On par with the other pumpkin ales Iíve tried in terms of the looks. The aroma had the pumpkin pie effect going, with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg mingled in with pumpkins. The taste was light and spicy, with the pumpkin pie flavor, and some hop bitterness. Alcohol was only an afterthought, however at 7%, it is not too shabby. Nice beer with a singular mission. Not my favorite taste in a beer, but enjoyable enough for an occasional detour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Dark Orange with a small white head. Nice pumpkin pie aroma. medium to light bodied and fairly sweet with some nice nutmeg and pumpkin hints. a decent seasonal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Pours a clear dark amber with a white head. Malty, spicy aroma. Taste has the perfect level of sweetness with only a hint of pumpkin plus nutmeg, cinnamon and molasses. Slightly bitter. Very full and round on the palate. Good lacing and head retention. Solid brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Clear amber. Not much head to speak of. Kind of a tangy aroma, tart. Transitions into more of a pumpkin pie for the nose. A little watery, for what I was expecting. Spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) are apparent, but underdone for what I would have liked. Overall, a good seasonal, beers like this make me look forward to the fall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1098) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2004
burnt orange color, light white head. quite pumpkiny, lots of pumpkin pie spice. seems too thin, not enough body. very festive fall beer but nothing special.


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