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RATINGS: 1993   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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3.2
tapefuzz (700) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours copper with a small white head. Aroma and taste are both predominantly pumpkin with traces of spice. Malt in the aroma. Brown sugar in the taste. Light hoppiness to the finish. Full body. Above average - slightly too much. Crisp mouthfeel.

3.2
kathouse (1925) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2016
This is not the best Pumpkin beer I’ve had, but certainly not the worst. Zero head from a slightly hazy brown color body. Aroma has more nutmeg aroma than the other spices. Some pumpkin, some allspice, but the spices are most notable in the finish.

3.3
jsporrer (1058) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Pours a clear medium coppery orange with a thin off white / tan head. Aroma of light bready yeast, nutmeg, and some fall spices. Very dry with some cinnamon and clove on the roof of the mouth. Tastes like burnt toast. OK but not as good as I expected.

3.5
PugUglyBrewer (742) - - SEP 9, 2016
Pours a light copper. Translucent light Amber color in the class with a short lived thin fuzzy off-white head. The aromas are fall classics with nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin. The flavor is pumpkin forward with some spice at the end. The brown sugar is almost non-detectable. I don’t agree that this is "full-bodied". A brown ale or stout with these elements would be full bodied. More or less this comes off as a Marzen style with medium body. I was a bit disappointed with how refined and how too perfect this is. Still a good brew though.

3.4
jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Pours a clear orange copper with a small ecru head and moderate lacing. Aroma has brown sugar and malt with nutmeg and spiciness. Taste isn’t as heavy as I thought with mostly baking spices like all spice, nutmeg and a bit of cinnamon and clove, but also has some caramel and vanilla without actually being sweet. Finishes with a mild lingering bitterness that seems to come from the spices. Surprisingly dry. Light bodied with a mouthfeel that could seem thin if it wasn’t for the lively carbonation. Nice pumpkin beer that gives you what you expect without being overpowering and an over spiced mess like some pumpkin ales.

3.1
Deadpool37 (129) - - SEP 6, 2016
Pours a clear light amber color light aroma of pumpkin and spices flavors are very subtle pumpkin and spice. Nice and easy beer

3.5
MarcoDL (5103) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle. Amber color. Aroma of pumpkin spice, malt and vegetables. Soft taste of real pumpkin, spices, dry malt, pine and a dry finish. Good pumpkin beer.

3.5
milewide (2282) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2016
One of the better pumpkin ales. Muted pie spices and the taste of pumpkin. Dark Amber color, clear, with modest head.

3.6
MacNJ (103) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2016 As far as pumpkin beers go, if it’s not your thing, then you’ll rate Miller Lite higher. It’s subtle (which I like). Great spicy nose of nutmeg and allspice. Attractive amber color and white head. Spicy, malts and a mild bite. Cheers!

3.2
BeerRenter76 (1028) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Originally rated on 9/11/08. Punkin pours a dark copper colored body with almost no head or lace. Aroma of pumpkin and allspice, flavor has those fore mentioned but they are very subtle with malt being the dominant flavor. Overall a decent brew but at $3.50 a single i am glad i didnt get the sixer."


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