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RATINGS: 1863   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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mvp (138) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Not too much pumpkin flavor. Does taste better than the Aroma suggests.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopmelt (187) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours clear medium amber, thick creamy white finger plus head, thin lacing. Aroma pumpkin, toasted malt, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, slight spicy hop note, very faint soapy aroma. Taste pumpkin and toasted malt dominate, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, slight noble hop and that very faint soapy note found in nose even a little iodine, there may be an oxidation issue with this bottle. Mouthfeel thinner side of medium body, low carbonation, sweet finish. Overall I love this beer, I do not remember the flaws in it this bottle has, there must have been an issue, Iím rating it on a non-issue bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. A: Semi clear brown and orange. Foamy off-white head. Some lacing. N : Pumpkin, nutmeg, all-spice, malt and biscuit. Hop presence includes peppercorn and pine. Not overly flavorful. T: Mildly sweet and bitter. M: Medium body with a bigger carbonation than expected. O: For all the adjuncts, there sure isnít much flavor to this one. Did they change the recipe when they changed the label? Dunno, bit it seemed better the first time I had it. A pale ale with squash.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ctplt777 (127) - - 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 (204) - 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 (15) - 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 (61) - 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!


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