RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Funkin’ Punkin is a seasonal blend of pumpkin, spices, and carefully formulated ale. Brewed with real pumpkin and spice, aromas of pumpkin pie are apparent. The ale is a light pastel brown and comfortably consumable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Tap at The Oak. Hazy copper pour with a small head that collect to a thin ring. Aroma is packed with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg with light caramel. Taste has a very mild sweetness. Spices take over the weak malt flavor. A tad watery. An uninteresting pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2014
On tap at Fenton Fire Hall...dark orange pour and a very earthy roasted pumpkin flavor with fresh ground real spices. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had and glad to see its out of retirement!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Growler: Caramel-orange body with lighter, amber edges. A quickly fading, light-beige head sits on top. Heavily spiced aroma. Basket of gingerbread, whole cloves, nutmeg, mild caramel toast, & perhaps a little bit of cinnamon sticks near the back-end. Cloves & ginger root sticks out to me the most. Flavor is the same way; lots of spicy-sweet clove & ground ginger mixing with the toasty, bready malts to give a moderate gingerbread flavor. Nutmeg, very faint vanilla, toasty caramel, bread, allspice. Certainly no shortage of spices in this ale, with a timid sweetness flowing from front to back for balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
On tap at Pete’s Place. Pours an interesting dark amber color. Looks almost like a fresh apple cider. A big spiced pumpkin aroma with a very true pumpkin flavor. The flavor is nice a fresh. A nice pumpkin vegetal kick upfront with a nice spicy blend. Would go great with a fruit pie. A solid pumpkin effort from Shorts. And one on the higher end for me as pumpkin brews go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
megjlutton (20) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2013
A: Poured an orange copper color A: Spicy, cinnamon, clove, all spice, peppery, and a cidery aroma T: over powerful cinnamon, no pumpkin or hops flavor detected O: Very thin and watery, very light carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Draft at Reno’s East (from backlog). Dirty orange pour with a medium head. Muted pumpkin and spice flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On tap: The aroma consists of heavy gingerbread, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pumpkin. It’s a transparent amber with a small khaki head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel, brown sugar, and light pumpkin. The finish has heavy ginger and light nutmeg. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a little too heavy on the ginger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (1079) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Growler from the pub. Orange/gold pour with a light lacy head. Pleasant pumpkin and spice aroma and taste with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3196) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2011
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Hazy orange-brown body, thin off-white head. Nose of nutmeg and pumpkin, same in body which is powdery, grassy, and not too sweet. About as quaffable as pumpkin beers come.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
brownish orange pour, tiny bubbles for a head, somewhat lacy. nose of pumpkin, spices. flavor is the same as the nose, spice and pumpkins. medium bodied, sweet finish. pumpkin beers tend to be a one trick pony. this one is no different.

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