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RATINGS: 1979   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
WOW! A real treat. Forget about the pumpkin. A very Solid ale. Full body. A great little head that weathers the session. The slight hint of spice cookies keeps you coming back for more. A very special brew. Well done!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kickrjason (24) - - SEP 16, 2012
Best. Pumpkin. Ale. Ever. This is the most balanced representation of a spicy, pumpkin ale on the market. I look forward to this every year and am bummed when it's gone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mylittlesimba1 (1) - Hauppauge, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2008 does not count
Best pumpkin ale I’ve ever tasted, great pumpkin taste, cinnamon, nutmeg, & aroma & very hard to get, everywhere I go-gone! I do try other pumokin ales this time of year, & some beweries make good ones .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MightyHef (19) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2014
This is the pumpkin beer that I compare all others to. A balanced pumpkin flavor to the spices used and at 7% has no alcohol burn.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
This is a very delicious, and flavorful beer, that starts with a traditional brown ale recipe. It is then brewed with real pumpkin meat, and spiced with brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Coming in at 7% abv, this beer is a slice of liquid pumpkin pie, with a nice little kick to boot. Being based on a traditional brown ale, this beer has enough malt heft to stand up to the squashy pumpkin flavor, and the pumpkin pie spice. Pumkin Ale pours to a beautiful, bright, deep orange color with a nice white head that fades, and a moderate to soft amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful. Aromas of a freshly baked pumpkin pie, flood the nose. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice aromas, linger and invite you to take a sip. When you do, the palate is full and inviting, with lots of "meaty" pumpkin flavors, paired with some good, hearty, sweet, and nutty malt, and spicy pumpkin pie spice flavors. Punkin Ale finishes with more of those pumpkin, malty, and spice flavors up front, then ends with lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice flavors, and a touch of alcohol heat, making this such a wonderful beer to drink. This is without question one of the most impressive pumpkin ales I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. This is a style near and dear to me, and one I really seek out during the Fall season. What I really enjoy is you can really taste pumpkin flavor in this beer, and not just pumpkin pie spice flavors which is far too common in most examples of this beer style. The use of real pumpkin meat in this beer, really makes a difference. It retails for $8.99 a 4 pack in the markets DFH beers are sold, and I can tell you, is worth every penny. A natural with a big slab of pumpkin pie and vanilla ice cream, or to enjoy as a sipping beer after a hearty meal.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
THiS (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2010
the only pumpkin beer better is by southern tier. if ur curious, try this and youll be glad you did. pumpkiny and good. like pie. gets you drunk but its heavy. enjoi

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Drinking this beer tastes like eating a pumpkin pie. Strong spice aroma along with a perfect taste balance of hops, malt, and spices..this is by far my favorite fall beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerloving90 (10) - - SEP 8, 2012
7% alcohol and absolutely delicious. The taste is of fall pumpkins and spices without being too strong. You’re able to taste many flavors that aren’t overpowering. Kudos to these folks for creating an amazing beer. Out beats Sam Adams and Blue moon’s seasonal pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rib Eye (148) - USA - NOV 4, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Rerate 10/13/08 The newest expression now lives up more to its advertising. It was always a delicious beer, but whatever the latest adjustments DFH has made to the recipe now let the pumpkin and spice flavors shine through much more exhuberently. Superb! Orginally rated 11/4/03 Mmmm. Now this is beer. Pumpkin? No. Spices? Not really. What this is a nice sweetish malty ale with good mouthfeel. It actually compares very closely to Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale. A bit deceptive in its labeling, but a fine beer from Dogfish Head.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
IFearNoBeer (15) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2003
As always, Dogfish Head does not disappoint. This stuff kicks ass. The richest and most pumpkin-y of the pumpkin ales I've tried this year. Better than Buffalo Bill's, and blows away Post Road's. Smooth, full of cinnamon and nutmeg spice, and just freakin delicious.

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