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RATINGS: 1947   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TravHimself (38) - mebane, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle to a pint glass,I’d like to start off by saying that I haven’t had many pumpkin ales nor do I like brown ales but this was recommended to me by a friend so I decided to try it out,pours a rich honey brown with a decent 2 finger off white head that doesn’t stick around long with very low lacing,a lot of bubbles from the carbonation, I get a very spicy nose its all there the cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar mixed with a decent amour of malt and faint hints of pumpkin, the taste follows suit with a nice spice notes up front rounding off with a sweet malt backbone this beer doesn’t put the focus on the pumpkin but its there ,has a very nice balance and high carbonation but surprisingly smooth almost creamy on the palate ...this is a perfect session beer for a fall day I didn’t think I would enjoy this but it surprised me all in all a solid fall seasonal ...cheers


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3491) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
12oz bottle 4/12/15 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-39° in Shaker-Pours a clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste of the same with some roasted malt and caramel. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (543) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
bottle poured into a tumbler..brown pour with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of cinnamon,nutmeg,other spices...not a big pumpkin beer fan but this was decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (484) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Brownish copper color with a small off-white head. Pumpkin, clove, cinnamon & brown sugar on the nose. Medium-light body. Sweet on the palate with a slightly spiced sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5206) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
pours almost clear bright golden orange with a nice reviving light beige cap, leaving some lacing. very fruity maltiness - fresh ripened apricots, allspice, woodsy vanilla, brown sugar, astringent and bitter herbs, hint of chocolate and oranges, pepper. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily; semi-sweet grassy-spicy finish. spices are very well integrated. enjoyed!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrinkinWell (328) - - MAR 10, 2015
Pours a clear orangish copper. Thin head and lacing. Pumpkin spice on the nose. An almost bitter sweet due to the malts and spices. Not really my thing, but I see why people like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (462) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a great pumpkin spice aroma, love it. Appearance- The beer is a murky golden orange with a fairly large white head. Taste-The flavor matches the aroma, great pumpkin taste. Palate- This is a medium bodied mildly carbonated beer. Overall- A really great pumpkin beer, will look for it next year.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1257) - CROATIA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml at Breukelen Bier Merchants, Brooklyn. Pours deep orange with small tan head. Spicy pumpkin aroma. Malt, spices, cinnamon, caramel and pumpkin in flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Very interesting in aroma and quite thin but still great in shape. Nice aftertaste and spices that can be found.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FunMikeG (25) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2015
An almost sour smell gives this otherwise good pumpkin brew a lower score than most in my favorite beer category.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2096) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
This is a highly routed touted beer, and it is good. But I’ve had other pumpkin beers that are better. Pours an orange/amber. Aromas are pumpkin, sweet butter, some spice. Flavors are sweet pumpkin, a touch of fall spice. Boozy. Good stuff.


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