RateBeer
Home >

Short’s Funkin’ Punkin

 (RETIRED)
overall
72
84
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Funkin’ Punkin is a seasonal blend of pumpkin, spices, and carefully formulated ale. Brewed with real pumpkin and spice, aromas of pumpkin pie are apparent. The ale is a light pastel brown and comfortably consumable.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (2177) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Tap at The Oak. Hazy copper pour with a small head that collect to a thin ring. Aroma is packed with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg with light caramel. Taste has a very mild sweetness. Spices take over the weak malt flavor. A tad watery. An uninteresting pumpkin beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (445) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
On tap at Fenton Fire Hall...dark orange pour and a very earthy roasted pumpkin flavor with fresh ground real spices. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had and glad to see its out of retirement!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2337) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Growler: Caramel-orange body with lighter, amber edges. A quickly fading, light-beige head sits on top. Heavily spiced aroma. Basket of gingerbread, whole cloves, nutmeg, mild caramel toast, & perhaps a little bit of cinnamon sticks near the back-end. Cloves & ginger root sticks out to me the most. Flavor is the same way; lots of spicy-sweet clove & ground ginger mixing with the toasty, bready malts to give a moderate gingerbread flavor. Nutmeg, very faint vanilla, toasty caramel, bread, allspice. Certainly no shortage of spices in this ale, with a timid sweetness flowing from front to back for balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
On tap at Pete’s Place. Pours an interesting dark amber color. Looks almost like a fresh apple cider. A big spiced pumpkin aroma with a very true pumpkin flavor. The flavor is nice a fresh. A nice pumpkin vegetal kick upfront with a nice spicy blend. Would go great with a fruit pie. A solid pumpkin effort from Shorts. And one on the higher end for me as pumpkin brews go.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
megjlutton (20) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2013
A: Poured an orange copper color A: Spicy, cinnamon, clove, all spice, peppery, and a cidery aroma T: over powerful cinnamon, no pumpkin or hops flavor detected O: Very thin and watery, very light carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1390) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Draft at Reno’s East (from backlog). Dirty orange pour with a medium head. Muted pumpkin and spice flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5073) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On tap: The aroma consists of heavy gingerbread, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pumpkin. It’s a transparent amber with a small khaki head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel, brown sugar, and light pumpkin. The finish has heavy ginger and light nutmeg. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a little too heavy on the ginger.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (532) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Growler from the pub. Orange/gold pour with a light lacy head. Pleasant pumpkin and spice aroma and taste with a smooth finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2011
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Hazy orange-brown body, thin off-white head. Nose of nutmeg and pumpkin, same in body which is powdery, grassy, and not too sweet. About as quaffable as pumpkin beers come.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
brownish orange pour, tiny bubbles for a head, somewhat lacy. nose of pumpkin, spices. flavor is the same as the nose, spice and pumpkins. medium bodied, sweet finish. pumpkin beers tend to be a one trick pony. this one is no different.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50