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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimski (49) - - JAN 16, 2014
Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale is another fall seasonal ale that delivers a delicious aroma of spice and roasted pumpkin but falls short on real pumpkin taste. The dark amber color and foamy head are far more tempting than the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bucs572000 (234) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz bottle I got in a trade, thanks Devin. Aroma is pumpkin and cinnamon. Flavors are pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel. Decent pumpkin beer, the pumpkin flavor is a little light. Still a great drinkable beer from DFH.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Catching up on some old ratings. ..................................................

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dacrza (450) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
DATE TASTED: December 23, 2013... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint...OCCASION: it’s me (Vernon Davis) and an 18-point lead against Steven Jackson and Tony Gonzalez for the fantasy championship... APPEARANCE: solid, warm amber body; steady effervescence; nice two-finger head; cloudy white and consistent, attractive lacing... AROMA: cinnamon, allspice and hazel nut front and center; a veritable pumpkin pie in a glass, at least by its smell... PALATE: medium-bodied but feisty--not the usual walk-in-the-ho-hum-fall-forest body of a brown; aftertaste is nuanced and bold...TASTE: robust cinnamon overpowers the pumpkin; secondary nutmeg and allspice develop; the cornucopia builds with hazelnut and sugary ginger... OVERALL: I needed a beer big enough to celebrate a win and strong enough to kick in my teeth if I lose--and lose I did with barely a minute to go in the game. This beer delivers what football so often does, a comfortable yet visceral drinking experience.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (606) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12/23/13. Pours translucent amber with a resilient off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin, clean, brown sugar, all spice, nutmeg, caramel; nice. Taste is pumpkin, brown sugar, roast malt, cinnamon, all spice, earthy, leather; finish is pumpkin and roast malt. Light lacing. Medium carbonation. Chewy mouth feel. Really nice. Tasty. Flavorful.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Vint: 2011 A: pours an orange ale with no head production and a thin, broken sheet of white foam culminates around the edges forming a rim. No lace. Excellent clarity. S: It’s actually tough for me to smell much here. Some faint hints of clove and nutmeg, and some sweet malts. T: Sweet, nutmeg, and I can’t help but taste a hint of lemongrass on the finish. M: Medium on light bodied with high carb and semi dry finish. O: A little more subtle than some of the other pumpkin’s I’ve had, but again, nothing special. Serving type: bottle 10-10-2011

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Medium copper pour with a small off white head. Aromas of cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, and other pumpkin spice. The flavor is much of the same with a touch of caramel. Pleasant as all hell and some earthy notes round this guy out. Awesome drinking beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, 2013 bottling. Pours slightly cloudy deep orange amber color with a 2 finger moderately dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pumpkin, caramel, brown sugar, pear, apple, cinnamon, clove, toast, biscuit, nutmeg, herbal, floral, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and balance of pumpkin, spice, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, brown sugar, caramel, pear, apple, biscuit, toast, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, herbal, floral, and herbal/yeast earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, pear, apple, brown sugar, caramel, biscuit, toast, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish. Nice and well balanced pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; but seems lacking in flavor robustness; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pumpkin ale. Well balanced pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; but the flavor profile really doesn’t hit all the right notes for me. Still nicely enjoyable and smooth to drink overall.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkyBrewStro (6) - - DEC 3, 2013 does not count
Not overwhelming pumkin on the nose but light and crisp. The spices, brown sugar, raisin and some pear are the flavors that I get besides the obvious pumpkin notes. Love the super faint hop profile and the med body that makes it an easy drinking ale. This is what you want to sip on an beautiful fall evening. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (1912) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2013
Rating from 2010: Der Antrunk ist sehr laff, süßlich. Zum Hauptteil hin angenehm herb, malzig-süßlich. Ganz leicht nach Kürbis, nussig, süß. Der Nachgeschmack ist caramell-süß, leicht herb, etwas klebrig.
--> interessant, aber naja… --> 7/11/8/7


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