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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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GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
Aroma:spices,punkin... Appearance:orange very small head... Flavor:spicy,punkin,alcohol.... The shipyard punkin ale is better...

3.6
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2005
Robe brune-ambrée, mousse fugace. Arômes de muscade, d’allspice et de houblon. Saveurs de muscade, d’allspice, de cassonade, d’alcool, de houblon aromatique. Citrouille en finale, balancée avec le malt. Bien bonne!

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SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 7, 2005
smell is great. Lots of gingerbread, cinnamon, thanksgiving spices. Pours light amber with a small white head. Taste is bland, watery. After a great nose it is a let down. some bits of ginger in the flavor, but basically weak.

3.3
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Much better than the Cottonwood pumpkin. Very interesting. Nice sweetness, and an exceptionally similar spice content to pumpkin pie. Good to see someone using real pumpkin in addition to just nutmeg, cloves, etc, too.

3.3
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Does it smell like a homemade pumk’in pie?? No, not really but it is darn close to a store boughten one.Actually,this is pretty good.Weird for me to like it,but I am becoming a fan of these Holiday brews.

3.7
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Cinnamon aroma is evident, although there’s nothing else overly spectacular about the nose. You can capture the essence of allspice at certain angles. Orange body, the hue of which is perfect for the Halloween season. Cloudy with visible particalia. Average sized off white head that is full diminishing. Nice flavor. I wonder what this would have tasted like without the allspice. It makes the flavor seem a little contrived and more an amalgamation of flavors that don’t quite work together. It still ends up a pleasant brew, and the 7% ABV is substantial enough to hide some flaws. Malty, sweet and allspicy. I wanted to wait until Halloween to crack this brew, but not sure if it would have held up all that well a year after brewing. There aren’t an overly large amount of hops for preservative qualities. Unique. Thanks, matta.

3.2
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 poured a copper color with large cream colored head. nose was of nutmeg and orange juice. taste was much of the same with hints of cinnamon and a little sweetness. a drinkable beer.

3.4
growler (74) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Copper color with a thin white head. Aroma was that of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and of course, pumpkin. Peculiar, but not bad. I typically don’t go for this type of beer but must admit, this one was sorta enjoyable.

3.4
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Light copper with spicy Thanksgiving aromas of cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. The pumpkin flavor is assertive but not overpowering. Emphasis on malts and spices leave a minimal hop presence. . Slight touch of sourness in the finish.

3.2
IslandHaole (1273) - Misawa, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2005
Clear, light copper color with a small beige head. Sweet squash, cinnamon. Spicy, a bit sticky sweet, a bitter-sweet nutmeg follow. Interesting and seems to gain complexity with each sip. A nice warming holiday brew. Thank you Belle!


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