Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev +8.1%
Best before 2/20/13.
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, a vegetal pumpkin smell, and some nice pumpkin pie spice aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a more earthy pumpkin flavor than others of the style I have tried in the past.
09-15-2012 03:31:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.68/5 rDev -19.5%
Banks to Amyliz4 for picking this bottle up.
Pours light copper win a thin off white head. Plenty of visible carbonation. A bit if lacing. Smell is really plain. Hint of spice and very mild pumpkin. A bit squashy and really light cinnamon. A bit vegetal. Feel is light and undercarbonated. Quite plain. Cool label and some nice lacing, but that's about all I can say in favor of this beer.
10-23-2010 01:00:42 | More by Thorpe429
3.1/5 rDev -6.9%
A: The beer is relatively clear amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of spices in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of earthy and woody spices along with some notes of roasted pumpkin. No sweetness or bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer was quite unlike any other pumpkin beers that I’ve had before as it was neither dominated by the typical pumpkin pike spices (such as cinnamon and nutmeg) or sweet pumpkin flavors. It’s more like the smell you get from the dirt in a pumpkin patch mixed in with some pumpkin flavors.
09-28-2012 01:08:17 | More by metter98
2.75/5 rDev -17.4%
Appearance: Pours a hazy burnt orange with a modest head that, like all of the Four + beers I have encounted, fades quickly
Smell: Pumpkin bread aroma, with allspice predominate
Taste: The beer has a sour streak to it that dominates from the get-go and overwhelms the pumpkin and spice flavors; after the swallow, the sourness lingers but, thankfully, moves to the background so that the very subtle pumpkin and spice flavors can emerge
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation
Drinkability: Really a rather sub-par example of the style, unfortunately
Thanks, Douglas88, for the opportunity
11-25-2009 23:29:08 | More by brentk56
3.98/5 rDev +19.5%
orange color was an absolute treat to look at. Some light haze and cloudiness to it, enough to make it look a bit thicker then I thought it would. A nice one inch head of white and fizzy foam came up over the top and settled down nicely into the glass leaving a good amount of side glass lace to mix around with the carbonation that could be seen streaking up.
The aroma was about as rich in pumpkin spice as you could possibly get. Huge notes of spices that just come whiffing up to the surface. This was an enormously good smelling beer. I swear if you could bottle the fall season, it would come close to this I am sure. The flavor was more of the same, rich in every sense of the word. Huge notes here of all spice, pumpkin, and hints of earthy grains.
12-04-2011 06:24:11 | More by mikesgroove
4/5 rDev +20.1%
On-tap at Bukowski's (Cambridge)
A: The pour is a lightly hazed dark amber/copper color with a finger of off-white head.
S: Pretty much what you would expect. Heavy on the pie spices such as all-spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. There might be a little bit of vanilla in there, but minimal pumpkin. Plenty of toasted malt and caramel, too.
T: The flavor is very similar to the aroma with plenty of spice character. Heavy on the pie spice flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and all-spice. Creamy caramel and toasted bread add a nice sweetness.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: A rather well done pumpkin beer, I thought, at least. Certainly better than a lot of the other ones out there.
10-04-2011 23:07:34 | More by womencantsail
3.63/5 rDev +9%
Appearance: Sports an amber body with a small, though lasting, fizzy, white head. Appropriate spiderweb lacing on the way down.
Smell: Sweet, honeyish aroma with light notes of toast and pumpkin.
Taste: Sweet, toasty maltiness with flavors of honey and light caramel. Pumpkin and spice character remains light. Spicy hops give off only a lighter bitterness. Finishes crisp and drying with a lingering toastiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high, somewhat tingly carbonation.
Drinkability: A decent, rather drinkable pumpkin ale with a respectably low ABV.
10-18-2008 13:52:54 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.23/5 rDev -3%
This brew poured out as a nice looking amberish orange color. The head fizzles away to just a white film over top of the beer. No laceing here really. The smell of the beer is very minimal, I was strut Leif to get much of any aroma at all actually. The taste of this beer is pretty good I thought. There is a decent amount of spice from start to finish. The mouthfeel of this beer is drinkable, decent carbonation and body. Overall this brew was pretty good, but not the best in it's style.
09-21-2011 22:26:41 | More by Knapp85
2.73/5 rDev -18%
On tap at the Mellow in Greensboro.Poured a light orange shade for a pumpkin ale with a fizzy white head atop.Light sweet pie spice in the nose and that was really all,light and fizzy in the mouth with more spice rather than pumpkin flavors.Iam gonna try the imperial pumpkin that Uinta makes,this gets a failing grade in my opinion.
09-27-2011 21:35:27 | More by oberon
3.93/5 rDev +18%
Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.
Part one of two of my Utahn pumpkin beer back-to-back mini-fete. This one pours a clear tawny-copper topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, very light cocoa, mandarin orange syrup, and light rye crust. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some buttery toffee and toasted pumpkin seeds. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a nearly creamy feel. Overall, a pretty solid pumpkin beer, one that manages to balance nicely between spice and pumpkin. Now on to the oak-aged cousin...
09-19-2011 04:08:26 | More by TMoney2591
4.13/5 rDev +24%
First off, let me say that I like the packaging on this beer. The way the neck label is orange, and the cap is plain orange with no other graphic made it stand out. Also, the brown body label and the graphic pumpkins give it a very modern look. Not that that sells me on the beer, but it did catch my eye.
Freshness dated, this is two weeks old.
Clear copper body. Bone-white head. Fair head retention. Some nice craggy and claw-like lacing surrounded by tiny spots and splotches.
Spice in the nose. A touch of perfumey something-or-other as well. Sweetness? Yeasty fruitiness? A combination with the spice? Some distinct grainy maltiness. Surprisingly unique for a style that's very cookie-cutter. Kudos.
In the mouth it's medium to medium-light in body with a moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation that leaves it smooth and lets the spice act without being amped up by carbonic acid.
The flavor is sweetish upfront, quickly settled by spice, and then malty before it even crosses the middle of the tongue. There seems to be a real pumpkin flavor, although I'd imagine that might just be 'suggestion', and the wide bed of gently caramelish malt that supports the spice. Lots of all-spice, some nutmeg, and a judicious use of cinnamon that doesn't really hit you until you swallow (and it makes a quick trip from the back of your mouth to the tip of your tongue, and then back again). This would be great with some buttery or cheesy pasta with walnuts and chunks of butternut squash! It's not bitter, but there is a balance to it. Spice handles a lot of that anyway.
Overall, I'm impressed. This is a very hard style to pull off with such finesse, and there aren't many that i can give a 4.5 to for drinkability. Worth trying.
10-02-2008 23:50:41 | More by NeroFiddled
3.25/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of pumpkin, tea, caramelized malts, some spices and a touch of hops.
T: The taste is bready with mildly sweet flavors of pumpkin, caramel and spices. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and there's a mild but complementary hops presence. The after-taste is slightly bready.
M: A little smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, very mild kick, decent representation of style, it's not a bad beer but there are several others in the style that I would pick first.
11-15-2009 02:30:05 | More by TheManiacalOne
2.4/5 rDev -27.9%
Rolled the dice & bought a sixer of this, what do I have??? bottled on Aug 15 08
Pours amber/copper with 1 finger of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing
S: Vegtal & metallic odors, not good, plus a bit of pumpkin pie spice
T: Pumpkin, metallic hops, dryness & astringency up front. More metal & apple skins as this warms, along with slight pumpkin taste. Finishes wet & fruitty
MF: Fizzy with light body & wet
I have 2 questions why did the brewer bother? & What the hell am gonna do with other five beers?, disappointing
09-13-2008 01:39:39 | More by russpowell
2.55/5 rDev -23.4%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear light golden amber with a finger of fizzy eggshell colored head. This peters down pretty quickly into a thin filmy covering that leaves some equally flimsy lacing behind that readily slides down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of green floral pumpkin meat, a moderate spice kick, and sticky sweet notes.
The overall taste is tangy and sickly sweet. Sticky malts and pumpkin pie spices that's not offering up much else. Just some very light pumpkin meat and moderate hop bitterness that pull up the back. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied with a bit of a watery feel towards the back of the swallow and a lower carbonation that just isn't helping out the flavors at all.
Too little pumpkin and too much sweetness and spices, this could have used some more balance and definitely more body. This just didn't hold my interest for very long.
01-29-2009 02:12:55 | More by Kegatron
3.84/5 rDev +15.3%
I picked this up at Wegman's in a mix-a-six, enjoyed chilled from a teku out of the 12oz brown bottle.
The color is deep bronze with mild hazed look with ample frothy creamy looking head with average bead, lace sticks with good retention. The smell is fragrant with both spice and some fruity yeast esters there is also a good amount of sweet malt in the aroma like dark caramel. The feel is good pretty quaffable and a little on the lighter side, but not overly spice and a nice residual sugar is there with good balance of malt and semi dry finish.
The flavor has some green hops with mild herbal flavor and gentle malt taste upfront which leads to a spiced and caramel sweetness in the middle. The malt gives a dry nutty toasted grain foundation to the mild alcohol and light spice in the semi-dry finish. Overall I found this to be a tasty lower abv pumpkin with nice subdued spicing nad a good foundation of malt I would drink this again
11-01-2013 13:50:51 | More by Slatetank
3.45/5 rDev +3.6%
Redo now that my taste profile has changed.
Light fizzy head barely covers the beer, semi hazy nectar reddish orange beer.
Nose has pumpkin alright, fresh pumpkin and plenty of pie filling, with light bready malts, some caramel, little toffee, hint of pie spices.
Taste has more pumpkin, a juicy like pumpkin, with some toasted pumpkin pie filling and touch of spices, light pie bready crust, some caramel and toffee, light stringy gourd, some bitterness and light earthy hops. Finish is still a bit sweet but drier, lingering pumpkin juicy, touch of pumpkin pie.
Mouth is med bodied but feels a bit thin somehow, decent carb.
Overall not bad, not too sweet and not overloaded with spices either, fairly tasty and drinkable, but not as good as the oaked jacked.
09-19-2009 03:10:56 | More by jlindros
3.53/5 rDev +6%
i like this one because its less spice and sugar and more squashy than many other pumpkin ales. it pours a nice seasonal red/orange color with a small white bubbly head. its got a real radiance to it, looks inviting. the smell is a spiced ale, with some cinnamon and nutmeg detectable over a caramel malt base. the flavor is not heavy on the spices at all, and is in fact quite earthy. the pumpkin gives it some fall flavors of sweet squash and brown butter. there is some vanilla and burnt sugar in there too, but they are in the background. the feel is a little undercarboanted i think, and could stand a pick me up in that department. the body though is a nice round medium to full, and the beer is sessionable because of its low abv and lesser sugars than many pumplin ales. overall a good fall seasonal, not epic, but solid for the price.
09-10-2012 18:53:34 | More by StonedTrippin
3.63/5 rDev +9%
Here's a new category: Pumpkin Mild. Interesting for the high drinkability and flavor in a low-alcohol beer. Nice amber color in the glass. A ginger ale flavor, and more of a cooked pumpkin. Less of the spices, fortunately, to my taste. Slight tartness, like a Saison. This might be good with some Belgian yeast. However, it's a rather light, plain amber beer with some murky but appealing squash flavors. Fragrant nose of unidentified fruit. A touch of earth and mushrooms. Sprightly body. I would try this for a nice out-of-the-fridge gulp, a fall leaf-raker beer..
09-25-2011 05:17:17 | More by mactrail
3.58/5 rDev +7.5%
Bottles August 2009; Sampled March 2010
An aggressive pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces four-fingers of frothy, tan colored head. The beer is a bright amber, with gold highlights, color that shows a brilliantly clear deeply amber stained, copper color when held up to the light. The aroma smells just like pumpkin pie; it is a sweet mix of cinnamon, ginger, allspice and a touch of pungent nutmeg along with a rich caramelized sugar note. I can't say that I smell much in the way of the base beer, but I have a soft spot for pumpkin beers so that is ok with me. Actually I do like that there is enough caramelized character here to carry the expressive spices and to keep them from being too harsh.
My first sip is lightly sweet, even a touch tart, with a brown sugar like flavor and a solid toasted maltiness in the middle. The beer finishes with a pumpkin pie spiciness that is smooth, but sees the nutmeg and perhaps the ginger lingering on the palate after each sip. There is a certain creaminess to the mouthfeel that makes this otherwise light'ish beer feel a touch lush as it hits the tongue.
This is actually a good pumpkin beer, the mix of spices was well done such that they are not too overpowering, despite being the dominant note in the beer. But if you don't like pumpkin pie spice in your beer then I would stay away from this beer as it is a bit one-dimensional.
03-20-2010 23:02:24 | More by Gueuzedude
Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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