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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Bottle pours a murky orangish amber color, with a tiny fizzy off-white head.   First thing I notice is the aroma, its fairly powerful, very pumpkiny with some nutmeg and cinnamon spices.   First sip reveals a little spicy pumpkinness, but a citrucy tartness seems to quickly move to the forefront.   While the aroma seems to be more involved than the flavor, I like the tartness of this one.   In other words, it doesn't seem to be overly spiced.   I think it to be a very well balanced Spiced Ale.   This one is much better than Blue Moon & Buffalo Bills version and a tad better than Elysians Night Owl.   Thanks goes out to ClarkVV for the trade!



3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3500) - 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 (600) - 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 (610) - 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 (5352) - 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 (343) - - 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 (539) - 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 (1318) - 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 (3742) - 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 (2151) - 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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