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RATINGS: 2011   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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3.1
westcoastbias (12) - panama city, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Interesting spicy beer. Expecting a more distinct punkin flavor, but spices are there. Unfortunately it came in a four pack as one was enough, but definetley worth the try.

3.1
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2005
12oz - Aroma is clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pours a clear orange with litle head and lacing. Flavor is spicy, yet not very flavorfull. Nutmeg, clove, and maltyness does not recover form lack of character. Palate is not really there. I’m not really a fan of the style, but it isn’t very interesting in any case.

3.3
Zeswaft (1785) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Very little aroma, a lot less than expected. A spicy potpourri scent. Not much flavor either. Maybe it’s too cold. But I’ve had pumpkin beers that are overwhelmingly gross.

3.8
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Sweet and spicy. Tastes like pumpkin pie. The pumpkin serves to mellow out the spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice) so that they don’t overpower. Still, I thought it was a bit too alcoholic in the finish despite the kick of nutmeg in the end that adds a lovely creamy feel. Makes me wish that we’d get a "cold" spell down here already.

3.1
Holdwine (1240) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Wanted to hate this beer, but it grew on me. Solid brown (nuttiness factor high) ale backing a bunch of spices with a slight pumpkin punch. Nice job, for a vegetable beer.

4.2
london1o1 (14) - USA - OCT 10, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours a moderately translucent, rich orange, with little head. Excellent balance of spices for a pumpkin beer, though the sum of the spice taste overshadows the more basic beer qualities.

2.6
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
Couleur ambrée, faible mousse blanche concassée. Arômes de pain d’épices, de levure à gâteau, de cannelle - gingembre et de sucre brun. Saveurs simples et sucrées, peu maltées, artificiellement épicées, style cannelle. Texture presque aqueuse, épaisseur semi mince. Un exemple peu convaincant.

2.9
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Pours brown golden brown with a hint of orange. Aroma is great. smells like christmas cookies. Taste is a bit of a let down, too light and watery. overall a beer worth trying but nothing special.

3
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Pours orange with a short lasting white head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel. Flavor is cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet malt and maybe a hint of pumkin. Interesting beer, but not something I would drink again.

2.9
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Pours a mahagony orange brown with a small amount of fizzy white head. Aroma is almost like that of a caramely belgian, perhaps a unibroue beer. Scents are spice, brown sugar, yeast, and a bit of pumpkin pie, but not dominating. Can definitely catch whifs of the nutmeg. Flavor is a bit more carbonated than expected, very spicey flavor, actually too much so, and a strong bitter pumpkin flavor. Overall, this is only my second pumpkin brew, but I was not too much of a fan.


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