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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13332) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10847) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Rich amber pour. Lots of cloves in the aroma. Flavor has light spice and pumpkin pie. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10563) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9993) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9073) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (6878) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6384) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (4033) - 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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (3459) - 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.

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