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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Courtesy GoT. Muddy amber. White carbonation. Fall spice aroma and flavor, no clearly discernible pumpkin. Light body, balanced, easy. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Draft sample at The HopCat. Poured clear dark orange rust color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid spicy pumpkin pie aroma. Moderate body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium pumpkin spicy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid seasonal beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Sampled from a growler thanks to northernbrews at the Metro Detroit October 09 tasting. Rusty colored pour with a little white head. Mild nutty aroma with a bit of baked pumpkin. More pumpkin and nuttiness in the flavor with some soft spice, toasted almond and a hint of amaretto. Aqueous body with moderate to soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2009
On tap at the hop cat. Clear copper with creamy beige head. Dry pumpkin, some spice, rich malt, pretty standard. Flavor is sweeter pumpkin with light earthy malt, some spice, fruitiness, nice. Medium body with light carbonation. Overall a pretty standard pumpkin beer but slightly better than most.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Growler courtesy of Rogueone. Pours a deep amber/light brown with no head. Aroma of strong clove with a fairly strong cinnamon and nutmeg presence. I want my pumpkin beers to be heavily spiced, and the aroma of this one does not disappoint. Flavor is strong clove and nutmeg up front, finished with cinnamon and just enough hop to add some balance. Solid pumpkin brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2008 OMG. Hope you like cloves! Talk about bouquet... this is packed with spices, so if you’re not into that you should probably skip this one. Crisp, and one of the lighter pumpkin beers, the complexity of spices here reminds me of spice cake. I can taste some molasses like flavor, cloves and nutmeg, and then it’s very strong cinnamon on the back end. It is a lot reminiscent of GLBC Christmas Ale, but with pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northernbrews (25) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Picked up a growler for Styles. Haven’t had this is a few years so lets see what I’ve been missing. Pours a orangish brown w/ few finger khaki head. Slight lacing on my goblet. Starts w/ some pumpkin pie spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and pumpkin. Little bit of malty sweetness too. Wish the aroma was a little more intense though. It starts a little creamy w/ similar flavors as the nose, but just less pronounced. Not much in the after taste. You get the pumpkin and spice flavors in the beginning then it kind of fades to nothing. Starts creamy on the palate and the flavors hang around for a little bit. There a slight warming feeling probably due to the spices. Nice sessionable Pumpkin/Autumn ale. Wish the flavors were more pronounced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Very drinkable. A nice combination of a very wet like pumkin flavor with a moth tingling amount of spice. Has that very spicy pumkin pie taste without the heavy feeling like you are eating a pie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 On tap at City Park Grill in Petoskey - came a clear brownish/orange woth a small white head. Big spicy aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon, along with a good malt backbone. Nice and thick in the mouth with lots of cinnamon, but not "heavy" and quite drinkable. Soft but mildly spicy palate and nicely carbonated. Quality beer, and perfect for this time of year.

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