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Half Pints Punk Ní Fest

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Half Pints Punk Ní Fest
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Formerly brewed at Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Winnipeg, Canada

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Oktoberfest Lager spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon bark, allspice and some vanilla. Labeled as Oktoberfest and bottled into 341ml. with a goofy lookiní dollar store halloween sticker on the cap.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1764) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 Pours a nice bronzy/red colour. Massive vanilla and spice nose...almost made me sneeze I got so much cinnamon. Awesome. Tastes like a pumpkin pie...spicy, and sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreamflower (576) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
Burnt cinnamon colour with a lightly frothy head. Aroma of vanilla, cinnamon and cloves and taste of the same, which are all flavours I love. This is the best seasonal Autumn beer Iíve had this year.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2213) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
Amber colour with beige creamy head. Aroma of cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is wonderfully sweet vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin, and a bit of sour/bitter finish. Quality.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2010
bottle thanks to Savvy1982, thanks Kyle. Pours hazy brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is spice and caramel. Lots of vanilla and cinnamon. Flavor is pumpkin spice and caramel malts, a little nutty. Carbonation is moderate and the finish lingers with vanilla and nutmeg. Kind of reminds me of Schlaflyís Pumpkin beer, and thatís a good thing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
A - Strong clove, nutmeg and cinnamon, with a slight bit on vanilla A - Dark, hazy orange with a thin, but lasting white head T - Strong lasting bitterness that mellows nicely P - Somewhat oily, with medium carbonation O - Iím not a huge fan of this style of beer, but this was O.K. I think my issue is the spices cause the bitterness to be a touch overwhelming.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010
Huge thanks to savvy1982 for the share. Pours a caramel colour with a small white head. The aroma to me is a yeasty spicy mess. Somewhat vegital on the nose with cinnamon and clove prominent. The flavor is much better than the nose and finds a little balance. It tastes like pumpkin pie. Decent carbonation. Decent beer, but the nose just did it in for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear pale brown, with a thick pillowy off-white head, with very vigorous carbonation. Nose is quite pumpkiny but also quite yeasty, moderate pumpkin spices and a nice maltiness. Flavor is quite rich and sweet, more carbonated, rich and spicy, not quite a "Christmas" style, but then that isnít the point. Thoroughly enjoyed, but I felt the regular Oktoberfest was better balanced.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2010
nice colour good carbonation. Aroma is very spicy and yeasty it almost smells minty. Great flavour very spicy almost like fresh Ginger snaps . Very drinkable for a spice beer. But in my opinion no better than big rocks winter spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
In short: A pleasantly drinkable very spicy ale.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh soon after the beer release. Sent to me by Oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott
The look: Clear amber topped by a long-lasting small beige head
In long:
Me: : The nose is very spicy with notes of cinnamon, anise, nutmeg and more.
Punk Beer: : Fuck off, I smell like I smell.
Me: Body is pleasantly full a pillowy.
Punk Beer: F* you, Iím not pillowy, Iím spiky and I sleep on a concrete floor.
Me: Whole-wheat bread, bread dough, pumpkin pie, spices, pumpkin seeds, fruit cake.
Punk Beer: I love pumpin pie, do you have some spare change?
Me: In mouth the spices are a well integrated and not as overwhelming as in the aroma.
Punk Beer: overwhelmingÖ is good?
Me: Carbonation is smooth.
Punk Beer: Piss off. Donít call me smooth, Iím as tough as aÖ aÖ something tough
Me: Overall this was surprisingly very drinkable for a spicy beer and I enjoyed it despite the fact that Iím not very found of spicy beer. .
Punk Beer: Do you have some spare change?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (1968) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 8, 2009
Oakbluff was forward thinking enough to grab an exta bottle for me on the brewery only release for this beer... big thanks buddy! Amber in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, allspice, and mace along with trace elements of caramel and munich malts. The more traditional oktoberfest beer elements of whole wheat bread and rich malts come through more upon tasting, and the spicing remains strong and well intengrated. Medium bodied with a savory and somewhat abrupt finish. I havenít had a whole lot (if any) of pumpkin spiced beers before, but I quite enjoyed this one. I hope Dave repeats this one, and makes a bit more of it next time.


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