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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (628) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrymel (1479) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2452) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (2396) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ESPh (63) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Very subtle flavor of pumpkin and spices, very smooth to drink. My favorite pumpkin.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
xBEERxNOLA (71) - - NOV 28, 2013
Appearance - dark orange. Small head. Aroma - very mild. Can't really smell. Mouth - high carb. Mild start and finish. Taste - very mild. Slight cinnamon pumpkin flavor at the finish. Extremely light. Almost have to look for the pumpkin. Overall - not bad. Drinkable. Very mild flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2779) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2013
$5 bottle at Freikoten. Darker brown than, say, the Atom Smasher I just had, but cleaner, too. A thin head with a bit of persistence. Of course it smells of the stated sugar and spices, but does not overwhelm. Taste may still lean a little heavily on spices. Pumpkin is present as a slight squash taste, probably overmatched by malt fermentables. It is a little bit sticky. Slightly elevated abv plays a part in the good feeling this leaves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (650) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2012 bottle. Aroma is dominated by the spices with quite a bit of allspice and nutmeg. Lighter notes of cinnamon and pumpkin. Aroma is fairly sugary. Pours a slightly cloudy copper with some amber hues. Thin pale head that quickly recedes. Faint lacing and faint legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with some malt character upfront - toasted bread, nuts and caramel. Medium spice notes with the allspice and nutmeg again being most prevalent. Medium light bitterness in the finish. Light pumpkin character but I dont get any cinnamon really. Some lingering spice and toasted bread notes from the malt. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low but present astringency and medium alcohol warmth. Overall a bit better than I expected but at the end of the day it’s just another overly spiced pumpkin beer. I prefer my beer to taste like beer with hints of the flavor additives instead of the other way around.

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