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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.


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 (2670) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2489) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2003
No to very little head. Clear copper color. Pleasent spicey nose, lots of nutmeg coming through, cinnamon also. Light/medium body. Allspice coming through more now along with the other pie spices. One of the better if not best punkin ales i,ve had i must say. @ 7% alc. its definately the biggest punkin ale i,ve had. Alcohol is well hidden. Spicey dry finish. One punkin chunkin ale!

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.


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