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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2003
This was pretty good. I had a sample the other day, and then purchased the bottle. Another review will follow when I actually have the whole bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Very nice orange/brown color,small head that faded fast.Malty spicy aroma,maybe a slight hint of pumpkin but hard to pick up on it through all the spice.Spicy malty taste with a mild amount of pumpkin and alcohol manageing to come through as well.Very nice spicy flavor and fairly smooth feel.The after taste is not over powering but a nice mellow spice and slight amount of bitterness from the hops.This is a very nice brew and well worth trying.Thanks to Hopscotch for this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2003
A bright copper/orange. Decent head, lots of carbonation that settles. Aroma of allspice, pumpkin and nutmeg. Smooth, medium bodied, almost creamy texture, nutmeg and allspice come out first, then the malts with hints of cinnamon and pumpkin. This has loads of flavor and a nice body. I'm not all into pumpkin brews but this is pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Orange body, small offwhite head, spicy nose with actual beer aroma in the background. Pumpkin pie spices dominate the flavor; not as rich as I was expecting from DFH.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Very pumpkinny. Its good. Nice fall beer. Tastes like nutmeg and cinnamon. Tasted good. Its a brown ale, and its copper in color. Ni

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2003
A brilliant orange colored body with a thin white head. The aroma is incredibly spicy. Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, ginger and clove. Moderate body, slightly on the side. The flavor also has a strong spice kick, while maintaining the "beer"-ness. The pumpkin, clove, allspice and ginger are all present. Kind of sweet, but not over the top. As far as the beer goes in its respective style, it is not bad. However, it is just not my favorite, not my cup of tea.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Tastes where more focused on the spices that are associated with pumkin pie rather then the pumkin taste. Taste mostly of Nutmeg, ginger, and clove. The spices where sharp. Had a nice taste but I doubt I could drink more then a bottle at a time.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2003
I thought it was way over spiced - cloves & nutmeg mostly. Very little actual pumpkin flavor - let alone beer flavor. I also felt that the mouthfeel was wrong - too fizzy and rough. I generally don't like spiced beers, but will try and rate them fairly. In this case, my pumpkin ale experience is pretty much limited to this and the Rock Creek Pumpkin Ale (which I thought was great).

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Fall 2003 - this is the best one yet. front is very sweet and spicy - I think the Allspice adds a nice kick to this. Body is medium, good lacing, nice clear orange/brown color. What I like best is that the beer itself takes precidence, not pumpkin pie. I thought that the flavors might be too intense for her, but this is Lisa's favorite so far.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3283) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Pours a brownish-orange with a small 1 cm very rapidly dissipating white head. Nose is of pumpkin, cinnamon, and some yeast. Whoa, this is pretty complex...start is slightly carbonated turning into more of a brown sugar taste, which then melds into more of a nutmeg/pumpkin flavor. Even though this is a pumpkin ale, it is perfectly balanced and the pumpkin is not overbearing. This gives Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale a run for its money. Might be better. I love DFH!


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