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RATINGS: 2057   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Punkin' Ale is a full-bodied, spiced brown ale brewed with baked pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Dogfish Head Punkin' Ale is named after the annual Punkin' Chunkin Festival held near Lewes, Delaware the weekend after Halloween.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tejas (996) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2006 Draught --> Flying Saucer. WAY too filtered which makes this one lose character. Some pumpkin flavor but not enough. Also has some other weird flavors that distract attention from the pumpkin flavor. Overall, I wasnt to crazy about this one. I had high hopes for it too. Reminded me too much of Midas Touch.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2006
9/2/06 - Pours light brown with an amber hue. The nose on this came and went as I sampled it. Notes of pumpkin, nutmeg, and other spices were there. The flavor is a strong spicy pumpkin blast. A nice treat for the season.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2006
12 oz. Bottle. Pours a clear scorched orange color with a off white head and creamy lacing. It has a robust aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices with some malt (I know it says this on the label). Same in the flavor with a malt background and a earthy hop bite in the finish. Medium in body. Not over done like some pumpkin ales

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Clear amber, little head. Appetizing aroma of pie spices. Hint of vanilla. Rich body, silky sweet palate. Nice pumpkin pie flavors. The alcohol presence is too high. Finishes with a balance bitterness level though the biterness itself is slightly rough. Overall, the best pumpkin beer Ive had at this point.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (7215) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Pumpkin beers are too much of a novelty. Every Halloween/Thanksgiving they sell like hotcakes. This is one of the better ones, but I can go without pumpkin beer a bit longer...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Bottle: Clear orange color, small white head. Aroma, lemon, brown sugar, spice. Flavor, brown sugar and cinnamon, some lingering spices. I remember this being much better, but still not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear copper yellow with a white lacy head. Lemon, cedar (the allspice?) and a slight whiff of cinnamon. Begins as a molasses cookie with orange, then sour acorn squash. Dry pumpkin remains for a while. Medium light, alcohol, some carb.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Poured with a copper hue and thin off white head. Mild pumpkin and nutmeg aroma. First taste was nutmeg and vanilla, followed by pumpkin and brown sugar. I was impressed how all the flavors were there and were easy to single out. I was a bit disappointed, but not by too much. I guess that I expect anything DFH makes will be extraordinary and this was just a really good speciality brew (lol). It did improve in flavor as it warmed, so Ill have to try another and be patient.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Pours a transparent copper with a smooth looking of white head that stays at a good film. Strong aroma: clove, pumpkin, a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon...a bit purfumey, but still pretty nice. The flavor has a nice toasty-pumpkin/pumpkin seed thing going on coupled with a lot of spice: nutmeg, cinnamon and some sweet malt...pretty nice, but I wouldve like to have tasted more caramel malt in here to offset all the spice. Sturdy body, no watery parts with a nice smooth carbonation...bittersweet and spicy in the front and through the middle...toasty and somewhat soapy finish. As far as pumpkin brews go, this is the best Ive had. The only thing I could as for is a slightly richer body and sweeter flavor. A nice seasonal offering noetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattShizzle (607) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Pretty good. Spicy. Spice is actually a bit overwhelming - could use a little less. Would rather have more beer flavor.


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