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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Is there a better fall treat than pumpkin pie? Nope, which is why there are so many pumpkin beers out there. It’s also why ours is based on the dessert, not the gourd. Our twist: Punkel has no pumpkin. It’s a dark, malty German lager but with a lighter body enhanced by cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger. Because who doesn’t like a little trick with their treat?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlihcsnatas (616) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Dark brown brew that smells of spice. Taste is very spicy with a little bit of sweetness hiding in there. Very good brew and one that I hope to get more during October instead of January. Even though I am a little late it was still very satisfying on this chilly day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1681) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with red highlights and a medium, mixed-grained, cinnamon-colored head. nose is roast, black tea, vanilla, pie spice, and brown sugar. Not very sweet on the tongue; this is more about a gentle touch of spice and vanilla overlaid on a well-made dunkel, rather than an overwhelmingly pie-like beer. Light and caramel-like; a nice change from heftier beers common to this time of year. Finish is clean, a bit sweet, and caramel. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (610) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a deep orange body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, pumpkin, and brown sugar. Flavor of brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, light cocoa, caramel, and raisins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crajun (1176) - , Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle to glass. Very dark dirty brown pour definitely more of a dunker than pumpkin beer. Not much aroma. Taste was malt with slightest of spice at very end

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. The look is a reddish brown with garnet tinges, beige ok head, and and dark. The smell is pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, sweet, ok, but a little much. The taste is smoother, spiced, choppy. A little up and down. Ok had better had worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle:   When drinking this one I think of some old and stale Chicken in a Biscuit crackers.   Pumpkin spices are too light.   Has a bit of roasted character to it.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Thin finish, pale spices, pale roasted malts, but clean otherwise.   Pretty much a snoozer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2530) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a darker orange color with off-white head. Pumpkin pie spice on the nose, with some pumpkin and caramel malt notes; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
skinnycheeks (31) - - FEB 1, 2014
its punkel time! grab your punkel swing ’er to an’ fro. Hehaw i like pumpkins and beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3838) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
6-pack picked up at Cheers with Zac. I was surprised by the lower ratings here because for me this was a nice pumpkin brew. I liked how it wasn’t just overpowering spice. This had some of the vegetal pumpkin notes to add some depth. Plus the base dunkel was nice too. I would happily buy this each fall/winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours a dark leathery brown in the glass. Spicy pumpkin spice aroma. Flavor of toasty malt with an aftertaste of more spicy malt notes like a dark pumpkin spice bread with a touch of molasses. Overall, an extremely delicious brew. Thanks BarZigKin!

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