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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TravHimself (38) - mebane, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle to a pint glass,I’d like to start off by saying that I haven’t had many pumpkin ales nor do I like brown ales but this was recommended to me by a friend so I decided to try it out,pours a rich honey brown with a decent 2 finger off white head that doesn’t stick around long with very low lacing,a lot of bubbles from the carbonation, I get a very spicy nose its all there the cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar mixed with a decent amour of malt and faint hints of pumpkin, the taste follows suit with a nice spice notes up front rounding off with a sweet malt backbone this beer doesn’t put the focus on the pumpkin but its there ,has a very nice balance and high carbonation but surprisingly smooth almost creamy on the palate ...this is a perfect session beer for a fall day I didn’t think I would enjoy this but it surprised me all in all a solid fall seasonal ...cheers


3
bwy (87) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Started off solid then wore off. The nutmeg and brown sugar is too heavy. The pumpkin flavor almost tastes synthetic. Much better pumpkin ales out there. Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 53

4.4
MeadMuse39 (17) - Haddon Township, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2017
The Pour: Pours a light honey-brown. Two finger head (it died down a bit before I got the lighting right for the picture), with nice lacing occurring. The Bouquet: Smells sweet with caramel, brown sugar, and allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg, with a touch of vanilla. Smells like what you would expect from a pumpkin pie custard. There is a certain sharpness to the nose as well. From the nose you can tell this beer has a little oomph to it. The Sip: There is a burst of brown sugar that fades into the pumpkin pie spice and returns in the finish. There is a bit of alcohol bite that gives it a bit of bitterness, which is necessary to balance out the sweetness of the brown sugar. The roasted malt gives Punkin’ a woody vanilla quality that adds a certain warmth to round out the beer. Mouth-Feel: Medium to full-bodied brown ale that doesn’t overwhelm but still stakes it’s claim to the taste buds. Overall: This is a solid choice for a pumpkin seasonal. I would recommend this with turkey or pastrami on rye, or watching the game with relatives on Turkey Day. A very well balanced brew, I would drink this year-round if I could.

2.9
Korcz (3372) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Dynia po belgijsku.

3.9
Brandon1989 (660) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Pours a clear amber color with a small ivory head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is brown bread, pumpkin but not overpowering, and some spices but faint. In the flavor I pick up lightly roasted malts, caramel, some spice up front with a mild hop kick, and there is some pumpkin but once again not overpowering.

3.1
GuideDogSaint (1482) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 21, 2016
355ml bottle at House of Belgium, Xiamen. Pours clear orange brown with a white head. Aroma of malt and vegetable. Not picking up the spices. Can taste brown sugar. Sweetish finish.

3.2
tia (2221) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Sample at brewery. Orangey golden with nice head and lacing. Smells sweet, lightly spiced, and grainy. Spiced, but not terribly overdone.

3.5
jw0406 (1275) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2016
32 oz crowler pours a hazy orange color with a nice white head. Aromas of pumpkin, sugar, roasted malt. Medium bodied, a nice pumpkin ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
dlihcsnatas (745) - Temple, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Light amber with small fast fading head. Smells of pumpkin spices as would be expected but the flavor lacks any real pumpkin flavor and it seems thin for a 7% brew. Not full bodied, not brown, not really tasting much pumpkin, so overall yet another over priced big hype dogfish failure. Not sure why I took the chance since dogfish has let me down many times with their pricey nasty brews but guess it was a momentary lack of thinking that I hope never to have again on future dogfish offerings.

3.3
SONOFWODEN (56) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Basic pumpkin. . . .to be honest, I was expecting more from Dogfish Head. Good, not great.

3.2
biir (1359) - Berlin, - NOV 7, 2016
Tap in Harlem - Hazy orange color, creamy head. Slight pumpkin aromas, cooked vegetables, medium malty. Okay but not great.


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