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RATINGS: 2044   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2005
This beer could be a poster child for the spice category. Pours as a fizzy, amber-hued ale. Bubbly, creamy head at first pour. Smells wonderful - pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. God bless this beer. The real pumpkin and allspice come through first. Thereís a bread-like, sugary piecrust quality to the finish. Traces of coriander and brown sugar are more prevalent as I worked my way down. Alcohol hits back of tongue when the carbonation settles. Very well spiced and top notch for the category. Similar to Lakefrontís Pumpkin, which I prefer slightly more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Pours a perfect copper color, with a barely perceptible white lacing. Delivered as promised in aroma, flavor, and palate - full-bodied with an obvious pumpkin taste and silkly smooth finish that smacks of winter spices. I tried this with a side of cheese and crackers, which really brought out a more alcoholic finish. Overall, very satisfying. Dogfish Head never ceases to impress!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1569) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2005
Bottle. Pours a copperish-orange with small off-white head. Aroma is of hops, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is definitely not overwhelmingly pumpkin. Medium-bodied. The spices sting the tongue. Pumpkin and cinnamon are present but more subtle than other pumpkin ales Iíve had. Finish is on the hoppy side with the slightest touch of warming alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2005
bottle. Copper colored, nice head that lasted and laced well. Nice spiced flavor, very pumpkin pie-esque. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Light copperery color, offwhite head. Malty aromatics with heavy pie spices including nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. Sweet flavor of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice, roasted malt, caramel, slight hop bitterness. Medium palate, finishes syrupy. Overall, a pretty good brew, worth trying once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2005
This poured out a slightly hazy amber hue with a light tan head of decent size. The head drops to a cap of bubbles leaving little lacing on the glass. The aroma smells of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin spice, almost exactly like pumpkin pie. The taste had a lot of the same spice elements in it with a bit of malty sweetness like brown sugar. The aftertaste had a nice spice lingering about. I will have to try this with some pumpkin pie because it tastes great and would go perfect of course. The mouthfeel was about average with a light to medium body. Drinkability basically depends on how much you like pumpkin pie type dishes, in my case this is a very drinkable beer that I look forward to each year. Definitely give this one a shot especially if you are looking for a pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Amber color with a quickly dissipating head. Spicy ífallí aroma and flavor. I would have to say the spice is just a little over-the-top. This is a really nice shot at the style but it needs some refinement.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2005 (12 oz bottle, obtained in trade with jeffin7, thanks Jeff!) One of the maltiest pumpking beers Iíve tried -- itís even lightly roasty -- with a prominent spiciness breaking through the roasty flavor. I donít know what allspice tastes like, but Iím definitely getting cinnamon and nutmeg. Moderately bitter throughout, and fairly sweet in the finish, sweet in a sugary way. The nose is mostly roasty and spicy. Strongly carbonated palate, medium in body. Dark amber, bordering on light brown in color. The off-white head pours to an inch in height, but it dissipates amazingly quickly, and Iím left with a small rim of head in no time. Despite the roasty maltiness, Iím still not all that crazy about this beer. I donít care for the sugary sweetness, and I think the spiciness is just too strong, since Iím not all that into the spices to begin with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Brown orange, ruby colored with a light head & short lacing. Nose of allspice, pumpkin pie like, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, light citrus from the hops & rich sweetness from the malt, some cantelope. Taste is a bit carbonated but is solid pumpkin pie. Finishes tart, slightly bitter. Good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Spiced seasonal pumpkin flavor. Good solid bodied ale, pumkin and spice on the nose as expected, cinnamon not too overpowering which I donít like, nice orange to copper brown hue, good for the style and season.

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