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RATINGS: 2039   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2011
12 ounce bottle poured into my dimpled mug. Punkin pours a relatively clear orange fading to amber, with a small head made up of very tiny bubbles that rise maybe a quarter of an inch above the liquid. The aroma is at once arresting and intoxicating; liquid pumpkin pie. Spices hit the nose first, with nutmeg, clove, and spice arriving simultaneously. Pumpkin follows, though thereís also this candied yams type character as well. From the moment the beer hits your lips you know youíre in for a treat, as a crusty malt backbone holds all of the pumpkin pie flavors in place. This beer is roughly a month old; and the taste is somewhat faded. My previous experience with this beer was near euphoric; the age on the beer hasnít done it any favors, and dropped it into the echelon of very good. Thatís not to say this beer is no longer worth your time, as it remains one of the shining examples of this style. The malt in this beer acts as a framing, much as a pie crust does in a pie. There are no hops here, and why should there be Ö this is a unique beer and hops would just get in the way of the flavor profile of the spices and pumpkin. Too often brewers get heavy handed with spicing beers of this type, luckily the folks at Dogfish have not fallen prey to this mistake. A very enjoyable take on the pumpkin beer style and one I wish that I could sample more often.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karol (827) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 28, 2016
Fresh bottle from the keg ín bottle store in San Diego. Clear ruby color. Good head. Aroma is tricky. Once the head vanishes it smells like a bud light or any other corn rice crap beer. When you stir it it smells like spices, pumpkin, cinnamon. Taste is completely different. Malty, pumpkin, spicy, cinnamon, some dark bitter fruits. Controversial beer in my opinion. Overall tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (568) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Deep amber with a cream-colored head. Spicy aroma, nutmeg, cinnamon. Sweet taste at first. Spicy, lightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ahem (9) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - SEP 19, 2016 does not count
This was a favorite, so I picked up 6 4pks. Iíve had 3 and itís not as good as I remember.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jettanomyces (5) - - SEP 16, 2016 does not count
The initial aroma come across like a banana eggnog, but it subsides quickly. The flavor is mild and unimpressive. This is a smooth beer and good for daytime drinking. If youíre looking for pumpkin/fall flavor I prefer jolly pumpkin (although itís a sour).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapefuzz (127) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours copper with a small white head. Aroma and taste are both predominantly pumpkin with traces of spice. Malt in the aroma. Brown sugar in the taste. Light hoppiness to the finish. Full body. Above average - slightly too much. Crisp mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1626) - Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2016
This is not the best Pumpkin beer Iíve had, but certainly not the worst. Zero head from a slightly hazy brown color body. Aroma has more nutmeg aroma than the other spices. Some pumpkin, some allspice, but the spices are most notable in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Pours a clear medium coppery orange with a thin off white / tan head. Aroma of light bready yeast, nutmeg, and some fall spices. Very dry with some cinnamon and clove on the roof of the mouth. Tastes like burnt toast. OK but not as good as I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PugUglyBrewer (146) - - SEP 9, 2016
Pours a light copper. Translucent light Amber color in the class with a short lived thin fuzzy off-white head. The aromas are fall classics with nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin. The flavor is pumpkin forward with some spice at the end. The brown sugar is almost non-detectable. I donít agree that this is "full-bodied". A brown ale or stout with these elements would be full bodied. More or less this comes off as a Marzen style with medium body. I was a bit disappointed with how refined and how too perfect this is. Still a good brew though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (1061) - Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Pours a clear orange copper with a small ecru head and moderate lacing. Aroma has brown sugar and malt with nutmeg and spiciness. Taste isnít as heavy as I thought with mostly baking spices like all spice, nutmeg and a bit of cinnamon and clove, but also has some caramel and vanilla without actually being sweet. Finishes with a mild lingering bitterness that seems to come from the spices. Surprisingly dry. Light bodied with a mouthfeel that could seem thin if it wasnít for the lively carbonation. Nice pumpkin beer that gives you what you expect without being overpowering and an over spiced mess like some pumpkin ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Deadpool37 (113) - - SEP 6, 2016
Pours a clear light amber color light aroma of pumpkin and spices flavors are very subtle pumpkin and spice. Nice and easy beer

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