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RATINGS: 1989   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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2.5
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 13, 2006
Orange in colour with a very thin head. Cinnamon and nutmeg aroma with notes of alcohol. Flavours are mostly cinnamon and ginger, light bodied with a very dry finish and a very odd yeast after-taste. Just not my stuff....

4
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Bottle Pours a hazy amber with a decent off white head, which produces good lacing. Has a delightful aroma of pumpkin, brown sugar, all spice, cinnamon, and a touch of nutmeg. Has an aroma of a ginger snap cookie. Just smelling this one gives me incredable amount of excitement. The carbination is soft. Has a light body. A soft duration, and weak finish. All the aromas come out beautifully in the flavor of this beer. Its a wonderful beer. Gives me visions of good halloween deserts. I’m slowly becoming a big fan of pumpkin ales.

3.3
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2006
Bottle generously shared by MDS! This stuff looks rough. A hazy orange pour with no head, just a very thin halo of creamy being froth. But the aroma is good stuff. Pumplin and spicy bread dominates. Theres some brown sugar too, and some nutmeg, but it’s mostly pumpkin, and it smells good. Taste is pumpkin pie too, pretty spicy, and very soft. Very creamy and drinkable. Just wish the taste kept up with the aroma. Thanks Mike for sharing a good beer from DFH!

3.4
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2006
bottle. the body pours a reddish-orange with a small white ring of head...it doesn’t really look all that great. interesting aroma of pumpkin bread and cinnamon. flavour is predominately bready with some plump pumpkin flavours and spicy alcohol nearing the soft clean finish. it’s not entirely complex though it is quite interesting and you have to give Dogfish credit for concoting these things. Bought at Bello Vino in March 2006.

4.7
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 The 2007 version has a bigger aroma with abundant punkin pie spice. I bumped up the rating almost a whole point.-------&# version rate 4.0) Pours a Brandy color with a shallow froth. Aroma is faint with lillte spice. Medium nectar with ample residual effers. Where this brew lacks in the nose, it makes up for in the flavor. A defined spicey character that is so refined that you have to think about it for a minute. Pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, squash, and fruitcake. It’s complex and drinks like nectar. Highly recommended.

3.8
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 Always an avid Dogfish Head fan, I was excited to try out their twist on the pumpkin ale. After pouring into glass, the aroma mainly consisted of sweetness, with a tiny spice hint to it. Once touching the palate, the spiciness kicked in a bit more, with more of a crisp, light taste to the pumpkin side of things. A decent pumpkin ale, but I enjoy other Dogfish works much more.

3.6
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2006
This is a unique beer and one of the best, if not the best, spiced beers I’ve had. The aroma is spicy and sweet. The pumpkin is noticeable. It pours orange with a decent but not lingering creamy head. Flavorwise, I experience a definite pumpkin with lots of spices. You notice a bitterness that comes from the spices sure, but definitely the pumpkin as well, maybe the skin. I’m almost reminded of the same bitterness that comes from an orange rind or something - but savory, not citrusy or sweet. Body is medium to full and finish is smooth. All in all, I was impressed and I thought the spices were well-blended. I would only want this beer if I was expecting something mighty in flavor and lots of spice. I wouldn’t want this as a crisp, light beer. Good work dogfish!

3.1
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2006
[Bottle] Has a very unique aroma but the punpkin was very faint. Can smell the nutmeg and cloves and a strong malt nose. Dark ruby gold color thiswas a easy drinking beer with a lot of complex flavors. Not easy to get them all. A good beer for watching the Oscars

3
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2006
This beer offers an aroma infused with nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. It is a dark cloudy rose colored solution that produces only minor quantities of head and lacing. This carbonated beer offers a taste nutmeg and pumpkin to the taste buds. All that is left in its wake is a mild spice taste.

3.5
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2006
clear amber body with tiny little white ring, tart & floral spice nose, bitter and tangy, very complex attack on the tongue, spices in the background, fresh and leafy, earthy veggies, fruity pear and citrus notes, dry finish that hints at roast and leaves a banana taste for minutes after a swig,


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