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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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693 Ratings
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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 16
Gots: 71 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This sessionable pumpkin ale is brewed with fresh pumpkin and seasonal spices.

10 IBU

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 10-25-2006)
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2.15/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

With the weather cooling and a freshly deposited paycheck, I visited my local beer store today and picked up a wide variety of seasonal beers. I'd never seen or heard of this one, and I figured, what the hell?

Big mistake.

Appearance: This beer pours a decent orange-ish amber color. I couldn't generate much head, even with a fairly aggressive pour. What little head it did produce (about a half-finger) disappeared almost immediately.

Smell: I detect a faint pumpkin-ish aroma, and a hint of either nutmeg or cinammon. But it's too faint to pin down.

Taste: What a disappointment! Yeah, I can taste the pumpkin, but it tastes...a little bit burnt, maybe? And I mean that in a bad way; I love nice, toasty malts, but those just aren't there with this beer. The prevailing flavors are of VERY mild pumpkin, a nearly imperceptible hint of spice, and...soapy water. Not good.

Mouthfeel: VERY little carbonation, and an absurdly light body. It's almost a vaguely pumpkin-flavored tonic water, minus most of the bubbles. Except it's oddly slippery, with essentially no body or heft.

Drinkability: I wasted money on a six-pack I'd never heard of. I'm tempted not to finish the first one, and the other five will likely be foisted upon an unsuspecting acquaintance in the near future. I've had worse, but this one's not worth your time.

UGADawgGuy, Sep 27, 2008
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

I'm impressed with this offering of a season of pumpkin brew. I poured into a pint glass and was happy to see an impressive head, with distinct lacing that lasted throughout my entire session. Colour was pure and deep, essembling whiskey in the glass. Nose was subdued, but with subtle spice and lots of roasty pumpkin. The taste is surprisingly dry! Not sweet at all. A nice twist for a genre: a bruise that are often overly sweet and overly spiced. This one is all pumpkin, with a more subtle spice profile than many competitors. It's a bit one dimensional, slightly flat, but with such a nice head and with such a reserved interpretation on pumpkin beer, this is one to try again and a beer to recommend for those who are not fans of the over-the-top examples of this style.

logicalparadox, Today at 01:39 AM
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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2.6/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.2/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.32/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.12/5  rDev -6.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +23.4%

Gkimbo, Tuesday at 10:17 PM
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

Like the previous reviewer, I thought this beer would be a different, wonderful taste on the bevy of pumpkin beers out there.

It's super one-note, and I don't get why a number of pumpkin beers out there, of course including this one, don't just go very straightforward and try to faithfully mimic what pumpkins taste like-- perhaps I'm looking for a light, creamy, foamy, sweet, pumpkin beer, or a darker, more robust, spiced pumpkin. Either would have fixed this tepid problem. A well-balanced pumpkin beer, with appropriate experimentation (and test audiences) and batches that come out consistent shouldn't be hard for a brewery that has nationwide distribution.

I'm a little disappointed and it's difficult not to show that in this review. It's hoppy, with a smell like pumpkins, but comes off like an amber with almost zero remarkable qualities. Hooray.

ElegantRose, Tuesday at 05:39 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

HugoSnyder, Tuesday at 01:14 AM
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3.52/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Big_Dave, Monday at 06:55 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

bret717, Monday at 02:00 AM
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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.