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RATINGS: 1885   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2004
The amber color is damn near orange making it the perfect color for a pumpkin beer. A light nose of nutmeg. The predominant flavor is allspice. Much more alcohol taste than I would have predicted. Good overall, but I think that the Olde Peninsula Pumpkin Ale remains my favorite of the class (too bad it isn’t bottled)


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LetsGoState (593) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Appearance is clear amber with medium white head. Aroma is spicy with a strong spiced taste to follow. Overall a solid pumpkin beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (99) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is a little nutmeg. Clear, golden color. Very light spices, not over the head. Perfect. Appropriate body. Delicious.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (952) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
A little better than your average pumpkin beer. Nice true pumpkin aroma. Light pumpkin orange color. Lighter than preferred palate. Good flavors with a more vegetable angle than spice. It was OK but there are better out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (84) - USA - SEP 30, 2014
Very strong aroma of spice, pumpkin, and maltiness. Pours a nice orange with some foamy head that hangs around for a bit. Taste is a great balance of autumn spices and malty sweetness. There’s just a tiny bit of hoppiness to it, and a bit of alcohol. The palate is a little biting and a bit thin.

3.7
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deaconmike (386) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.8
   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


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