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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Med amber brown bottle pour with a nice cream head that leaves some lace. Aroma of wheaty bread with a slight sweetness and very faint hints of nutmeg and pumpkin. Taste of slight bready malt with pumpkin and big spice notes with a touch of bitter hop in the end. Med bodied with a lively velvety but slightly sticky mouth feel with a med finish and a slight spicy bitter finish. Overall a good beer that is more spice than pumpkin but still great for fall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
ciocanelu (2787) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 16, 2017
On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Aroma has pumpkin notes, malt sweetness and some sugar. Taste is quite balanced with some spices, woody/earthy notes and a light bitterness on the finish.

2.8
androman (2632) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2017
UT080917 backlog. On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. Nose is Fruity. Pumpkin, chestnut, sweet potato. Light sweet, medium bitter umami. Medium lasting fruity medium bitter-umami. Light body, dry, soft carb. 635311

3.2
VastActiv (7390) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Tap at BeavEx 2017, London. Colour is slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Harshness, pumpkin and malts. If you like pumpkin this one is for you.

2.6
euniceradio (554) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2017
12 oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear amber, white soapy head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, spice. Taste of same with some cola, brown sugar and earth. Lots of earth. Finish is vegetal bitter, acetyl and orange pith. Mouthfeel is light-mod, mod-heavy carb. There are so many better examples of this style.

3.6
Bif (2279) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2017
On tap. Pours a clear dark amber color with decent head and bit of lacing. Aroma of caramel, some pumpkin and only a faint hint of spice. Taste of roasted malt, some caramel and wee trace of spice. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Medium body, smooth and flavorful without being overly spiced. Nice seasonal offering.

4
gregg03 (2) - USA - SEP 3, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2017 I don't tend to like sweet beers but this one was mildly addicting. Nicely balanced. Not too pumpkiny. Soft pumpkin bite.

3.5
BeerdedDave (1846) - Beckley, USA - AUG 11, 2017
amber color; mild pumpkin pie aroma; bready malt flavor with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin

3
bwy (91) - 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 (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Dynia po belgijsku.


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