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Short’s Funkin’ Punkin



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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 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 (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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 (2313) - 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 (1247) - 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 (1055) - 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 (9115) - 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 (6700) - 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 (3384) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2010 (Rating #5400) Growler… October ’09 O-Town Throwdown… Cloudy, dirty orange ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is a touch earthy, but mainly offers pumpkin and spice. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The well-balanced flavor is lightly spicy. Crisp, mostly clean finish. Thanks to GoT and northernbrews for sharing the growler!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Growler, courtesy GoT & Northernbrews. Pours a hazy, brownish-red amber hue. A small, frothy, ivory colored head leaves spotty, scattered lacing on the glass. The aroma shows a brown sugar and caramel malt base, with hints of graham cracker and mildly spicy ginger. There’s not much pumpkin on the nose, but there is some. Flavors are similar, but seem kind of dull and undefined and muddled. The brown sugar malts seem to dull any underlying pumpkin flavors, and the graham and ginger just seem to run together. Light in body, it drinks easy but lacks in heft. I like that it’s not overly spiced, but it is otherwise pretty underwhelming.

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