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RATINGS: 1881   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Ok...just would like more spice and pumpkin....especially from such a brewery that really puts out some over the top stuff....may be it is why I only gave it a 3.6. May be I expected more...good despite my comments

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
A nice pumpkin beer that’s amber in color and holds a bit of lace. More spiced than pumpkin (like most) with nutmeg and cinnamon. A but sweet on the finish and the spices linger. Pretty solid pumpkin overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deaconmike (385) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
On tap at DaVinci’s in Roswell. Pumpkin flesh flavor, but not as heavy on the pumpkin spices as others in this category. Body was medium with little carbonation. Decent pumpkin beer, but I prefer more spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (203) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pony keg at Evernote. Aroma is spiced and smoked meats, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is chewy roasted malts and candied bacon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2125) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Pumpkin, spice aromas. Nice pumpkin flavor with malty, slight spice, slight brown sugary notes. Pretty nice pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1078) - Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours an Oktoberfestish/ reddish orange. Aroma of nutmeg and a allspice/slight cinnamon.Some breadyness and caramel notes. Wouldn’t say its really the most pleasant aroma not near offensive either. Flavor is smooth,with a toffee caramel, spiced mix flavor, clove, and dry toasted caramel malt, has some orange coriander citrus in finish. Crisp finish dryness. Carbonic citrus bite. A little stronger astringent bitter(clove?) in the finish than the average pumkin ales, but a pretty above average pumpkin ale. Pretty drinkable for 7% but does have a bit of smooth richness. A bit heavier on the spice flavor than I like but maybe that could mellow out with age?. Could like this more possibly if it had more of a brown ale quality than a Oktoberfest as it seems to me, to it or possibly some smoked malts. Pumpkin beers can be brewed in all sorts of styles but this doesn’t remind me of a brown ale at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LBIguard (26) - - SEP 27, 2014
Appearance: white head with tiny bubbles. Aroma; smells like the inside of a fresh pumpkin. Nice fall spice but smell of pumpkin flesh strong. Palate: nice carbonation. More than I was expecting this helps the spice cut through the maltiness Overall. One of my favorite fall beers great way to welcome in the cooler weather ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (329) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Pleasant aroma of spices. Cinamon, and candy corn. Orange amber, with a tan head. Sweet malt and candy falvors up front. Richness of malt is nice. Spicy cinnamon is the most pronounced taste, mixed in with hints of caramel raisin. Finish coats the sweetness nicely with an even bitterness that intensifies as the finish expands. Hints of spices and candy reamin however. Mouthfeel a little watery. Best example of pumpkin beer i’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enwiebe (131) - - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a copper orange with a minimal head. Mild spice in the nose of nutmeg and clove. Much crisper than Punking. Thinner more refined backbone with a bit of a hop finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swesson (232) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2014
On tap at Parry's. Pours a dark clear orange and makes a thin head. Smells faintly of cinnamon. Tastes weakly of pumpkin and a bit of brown sugar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (795) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium copper-orange, clear with thin white head, not much retention or lacing. Nose is malty, wet cardboard, minerals, faint pie spice. Mouth is surprisingly dry, nutty and pumpkin mingling with malts, nutmeg and toasted bread. Average. Pumking remains the reigning champ of the style.

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