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RATINGS: 1865   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
As others may have observed, this is more like "pumpkin pie ale" than "pumpkin ale". The pumkin & spices really stand out. I like that. I'm just trying to figure out what food to have w/ this beer. This is not a session beer, because the flavor is too unique. You need to have this one with a meal. Picture a nut brown ale, with a pumpkin flavor, and the nose of cinnamon & nutmeg and you have this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1502) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Deep copper color with a small head. Spicy aroma dominated by nutmeg and allspice. Interesting taste combo with the brown sugar, molasses and the pumpkin spices mingling with the roasted malts. Still detected a nice hop presence in the smooth finish. A great alternative to ciders in the fall.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a cooper color with no head. Strong pumpkin and brown sugar aroma. Okay to have once every October.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2003
Pumpkin spice nose. Pretty good pumpkin ale that doesn't come off as being to vegetable. There's also a type of pine needle effect in the end, which is probably the hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2003 Finally a pumpkin ale to be excited about!!!! A wonderfully balanced brown ale, with hints of pumkin pie...complete with all of the spices and even hints of biscuity crust. Does for beer what Snapple Pie did for fruit drinks! We baked a bottle into a loaf of bread and ended up with the most fantastic dessert bread!! Way to go DFH!!!!! This stuff disappeared from the shelves rather quickly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Aroma is spicy, with some malt, and a backgournd of cooked pumpkin. Hints of smoke also. Nice red-amber color, with a very pale tan head. Flavor is spicy, with much pumpkin in the tail. Body is nice and robust. Finishes a little bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2003
The pumkin aroma was wonderful, although the heavyness (or fullness, but it just felt heavy to me, hence my problem with it) to this beer did not appeal to me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Amber/red color with a medium sized white head. Aroma of spices and pumpkin. Slightly spicy flavor with the pumpkin coming through rather subtle. Comes in 2nd to smuttynose for my favorite pumpkin ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Color is orange/brown and clear. Almost no head. Smell is very spicy...maybe nutmeg? Alcohol is noticable on the swallow. Body is medium.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2663) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Bottle: All the spice comes thru on the nose, nutmeg & cinnamon & pumpkin. Clear orange brown color. Small head that faded. Pumkin,nutmeg show up in the flavor with a toasted malt providing backbone. Clean tangy spicy finish. Very drinkable. My label says 7%. I get a little of the warmth you get around that level.


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