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Short’s Funkin’ Punkin



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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2010
On tap at the Hopcat. Hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is very spicy with cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg and other assorted stuff I’d find in pumpkin pie. Taste is spicy with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and pumpkin. Stronger clove on the obviously spicy finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Draft sample at the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Fest. Cloudy reddish brown with tan head. Smelled like liquid pumpkin pie...nutmeg and spices, pumpkin, sweet malt. Taste was sweet with medium creamy mouthfeel. Smelled better than it tasted, was a bit of a let-down on the back end. Decent pumpkin beer, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Had on draft at the brewpub. Beer seemed a little a little flat. But taste-wise, it was a nice pumpkin ale. Nice balance of spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (10209) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2010
On tap at the Ashley’s Shorts event. Poured a near clear amber orange with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of spice with cinnamon and clove sticking out and a light backing pumpkin note. Flavor was heavily spiced as well with a good amount of cinnamon coming through. Lying underneath was sweet grain and a bit of pumpkin. Definitely a bit over spiced in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2010
do basic, as are most pumpkin beers. orangish body with white head...aroma of pumpkin and spice (cinnamon and nutmeg)...flavor of breads, pumpkin and cinnamon, with netmeg bursting in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Thanks to northernbrews. Light, solid, if not a little underwhelming, pumpkin beer. Preety typical flavors, none of which are in abundance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Growler courtesy GoT and Northernbrews. Pours a dark amber color with a reddish hue with a small, foamy tan colored head. The aroma shows notes of the caramel malt base to go with some clove, graham cracker, and some mild pumpkin. The flavor follows this same line although pretty subdued and muddled with the cinnamon and clove spices washed over by the caramel malt. Not too much in the way of pumpkin. Light bodied and easy drinking and not overspiced which is good. Just not a lot of substance to get excited about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Rich amber pour. Lots of cloves in the aroma. Flavor has light spice and pumpkin pie. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2009
October ’09 O-Town Throwdown courtesy of godofthudner pours amber, thin off-white head. Aroma and flavor, pumpkin was light in the nose, hints of grain and malt, light bready palate with some spices that were more hidden. Hints of caramel and a rather weak pumpkin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2009
On tap at the HopCat. You shouldn’t really put the word "funk" in a beer unless its some sort of wild/sour anymore. But, regardless, it sat there kind of orangish with an off white head. Nice, spicy aroma. Flavor is more bitter than expected. The spice is there, though. It’s actually quite nicely bitter: theres none of that weird fake sweetness the style usually commands. It’s like sitting next to someone on an airplane you didn’t like when you were a kid, but after talking you realized he wasn’t all that horrible.

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