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RATINGS: 1950   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.


3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On draft at dogfish head alehouse in falls church it is a clear golden color with a slight head. The aroma is cinnamon and the taste is spicy with hints of nutmeg and cloves

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
On tap at The Hopping Pig in San Diego. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is slight pumpkin and slight malt. Nutmeg also. No pumpkin pie sweetness. Fairly dry. Ok but not my favorite in the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2014
On draft poured in pint glass. Aroma was a little lacking, no head. Tastes light a "light" pumpkin beer. Overall, for a seasonal, I’d recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennetporter (396) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Well-balanced spice aroma, amber color, pleasing bitterness along with a complex but, again, balanced spice palette. Definitely NOT pumpkin pie filling in a bottle, this is a good representative for this seasonal staple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (858) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 13, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours copper with a off white head. Taste pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (3170) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle by Cuso. Aroma badyan, clove, cinammon. Clear amber colour. Taste is nice pleasantly spicy, good combination, good balance with some caramel sweetness. Quite nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6093) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle from radimd, many thanks. Deep golden color. Pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, fruits in aroma. Taste, pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg. Fruity finish. Enjoyable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (2321) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle by Cuso, many thanks. Pours golden color, small white head. Aroma of clove, spicy, cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet, clove, cinnamon, spicy, malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (670) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber. White head. Aroma is spice. Flavor is of caramel and spice. To me this is a brown that has been tweaked into a pumpkin beer. Its got all the seasonal pumpkin attributes, but still is a very solid beer. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1159) - SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2014
355ml Bottle brought home to me from Virginia, USA:
of spice initially with pumpkin notes & sweetness. The alcohol content is well hidden & the aroma is well balanced with some bread but is the spices that dominate with cinnamon, nutmeg & various others featuring.
Clear, bright amber to copper with a bubbly white lacing that covers the surface.
Spicy with some cinnamon & nutmeg alongside the sugar & pumpkin, there’s a strong malt presence with bread & background fruits as well. Some hops make an appearance with hints of alcohol but these aren’t the strongest with toasted malts & background fruits at the end.
Medium bodied with above average carbonation & a nice spicy feel to the beer that was tangy & had a good balance. The beer was quite easy to drink & smooth with a dry finish.

Easily the best pumpkin beer I’ve tried thus far & an excellent all round offering that falls short of being a classic but is very drinkable. Starting off quite spicy, I was initially fearful that this one would end up like some other pumpkin beers I’ve tried (namely Pumpkinhead from Brewdog) but thankfully this one was a lot more balanced & enjoyable, definitely one I’d pick up each year if it were available here in the UK.


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