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RATINGS: 1861   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldcrankee (50) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours brown/orange fast dissipating white head. Aroma is more of hops/malt with light pumpkin and spice. Taste is of normal smooth hopped beer with very light pumpkin spice.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ctplt777 (126) - - SEP 16, 2014
Finally a pumkin beer that doesnít suck. Okay so I am late on this one. This has been out forever and yes Iíve never give it a chance. Itís excellent. Itís very spicy, very cinnamon forward very awesome. This makes me think of pumpkin pie in October. Taste is the same. Very spicy, lots of pumpkin, cinnamon, cardamom, just really October. This is the best pumpkin beer out there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajjekko (2) - - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
Not a very noticeable pumpkin flavor. Nice orange pour. medium bitterness, lightly sour. Disappointing.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyforce (608) - Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Delicious brew with a thin white head. Aroma is pumpkin and the aftertaste is light pumpkin. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gamin (100) - - SEP 14, 2014
A great pumpkin beer for those that are turned off by absolute spice bombs. It's balanced but still clearly tastes as you'd expect. I enjoy it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gkeh (202) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pour is copper in color, thin white head. Aroma is allspice, very slight pumpkin, and caramel malts. Taste is dominated by spice. Not much else on the palate. Hugely disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McBeastie (13) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Usually donít go for pumpkin beers but this one is one of the best Iíve tried (again, not my thing so I havenít tried that many). The spices (nutmeg, allspice) are nicely balanced and the pumpkin isnít overwhelming. Almost more sweet potato-ish. I like that itís more natural tasting instead of artificial like I find most pumpkin beers to be. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Hops (57) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Tap. Pours a transparent light amber with a ring of off white head. Aroma of spices and malts with some pumpkin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rrafnad (2) - - SEP 11, 2014 does not count
Pours nice, not much head, darker appearance, flavor and aroma are acceptable, good to drink!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyjojola (20) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Love, love this pumpkin brew. Great color and thick head on a pour. Nice crisp taste. Good finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1866) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Iíve had this quite a few times, including both tap and bottles. so Iím not sure how it escaped rating. This review is based largely on a 2013 bottle with a slight push from more favorable memories and notes. A bit over-spiced for my taste, especially the nutmeg and allspice. The spices pretty much over-power any contribution from baked pumpkiins but allow some malt to shine thru.


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