Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin AlePunk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale

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Ratings: 909
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 23
Gots: 131 | 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:
Beer added by: Wasatch on 10-25-2006

This sessionable pumpkin ale is brewed with fresh pumpkin and seasonal spices.

10 IBU
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Ratings: 909 | Reviews: 241
Photo of oberon
2.7/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of devinoconnor
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Been trying all sorts of different pumpkin ales and came across this one...

Pours a lighter than most pumpkin ale brown, mixed with some darker tones from the spices.

Smell is spicey, cinnamon and nutmeg... not sure where the pumpkin is hiding.

Taste is rather calm for a pumpkin ale. It's almost sort of a "Pumpkin Light" beer. Where most of these are higher ABV and more big, this is a little more subdued. Which actually, is a nice change. It's much easier to drink a few of these than most others - so it's perfect for Saturday football watching!

But if you're looking to have one or two, this isn't it. Too weak, think, and certainly not enough pumpkin.

Photo of beer2day
3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Burnt, ruddy orange gold with 1-finger medium cream head. Little in the way of retention and lace. Faint carbonation.

Nutmeg, cinnamon, and light pumpkin spice come to the nose.

A bit hot up front with intense spices. That quickly fades, leaving behind a thin middle of nutmeg and an even thinner finish. Just kind of fades away. Not great, not bad, just not.

Body is very thin. Needs a lot more malt to make this reasonable. Maybe they were going for a light pumpkin?

Not one I'm likely to get again.

Photo of mactrail
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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..

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice easy flowing Pumpkin Ale

Presentation: 12 oz brown capped bottle. Simple brown label with orange touches and a presiding pumpkin. Notes main ingredients and serving suggestion. Shows bottling date (08/03/11). Served in a tulip glass.

A - Clear medium to deep amber orange pour with a fairly nice head, average retention and good lacing.

S - Soft pumpkin spices, all spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and the like with a sweet touch.

T - Spiced pumpkin, soft malty touch, sweet sense with a pleasing if light range.

M - Medium to medium/light body with medium carbonation.

O - It works pretty well with a nice soft middle point without loosing flavor or spiced pumpkin identity.

Notes: Not extraordinary but it makes for a nice Pumpkin Ale that I would not mind repeating.

Photo of CaptainTripps
2.77/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip.

A: Pours a clear copperish-amber with about a fingers worth of white head. Little to no lacing left on glass.

S: I am having some trouble picking up the aroma of the beer, everything seems very mute but what you can pick up is good. Getting pumpkin, spice and a large amount of malt.

T: Again, seems very muted in flavor as it did with the aroma. As another BA review said with this beer, it seems 'watered down.' I am getting a mixture of malt and pumpkin with a little bit of spice. Might be getting a little sweetness with the taste, maybe honey, but not much.

M: Decent. Kind of thin but I think the carbonation saves it. Alcohol non-existent.

O: Average pumpkin beer. I am used the over powering spice and pumpkin flavors. This seemed a little watered down. Maybe a nice beer for a person justing getting into pumpkin beers. Its a one and done for me. (Well, as soon as I finished this six pack. The store clerk swore up and down about this beer and got me.)

Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. "Born on" date clearly marked on bottle.

Pours with a slightly cloudy flamed orange body under a very fluffy white head that looks way above average in its pillowy frothy goodness.

The nose consists of pumpkin aroma with a bit of spice, and some medium toast malts. None of this is outstanding, and there is a cooked veggie smell lingering that detracts a bit from the overall aroma.

This flavor is mostly malt and pumpkin, both of which taste pretty good (but not mind blowing). There is some hop bitterness present, which counters the malt and pumpkin nicely, but there is only a trace of hop flavor. The aftertaste is long and the pumpkin really shows through with a bit of cinnamon (maybe?) and some nutmeg. There are some little flaws in the flavor and possibly some fusel alcohols that don't need to be there, but overall it is a good flavor.

The mouthfeel is slightly hotter and sharper in carbonation than I would prefer, and the body is medium. This section is so open to interpretation that I rarely detract points if it doesn't meet my personal preferences spot on, and I believe this beer is what the brewers intended it to be.

Conclusion: This is a good pumpkin beer. I enjoyed the extra helping of bitterness and especially the aftertaste. The head was quite good as well.

Photo of Knapp85
3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of tbern007
2.17/5  rDev -35%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottled on date of 7/29/11, consumed 9/20/11
A- orange/amber, very few carbonation bubbles, little white head that is completely gone fast.
S- I smell the pumpkin spice, some mild hoppiness. Very light scent in general- too light.
T- tastes watered down, light spice flavor, maybe a little nutmeg. Like a grainy alcohol beer that has had some light sweetness added.
M- more carbonated than it appears. Looks flat but isn't. Tastes very diluted in general. Like an american standard macro with some added flavor. Not that great. Won't have it again.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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...

Photo of MusicaleMike
3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another pumpkin beer for the day...

Excellent clarity with a rich orange color and off-white head that starts at about two finger thick and drops to a thin lacing that leaves its mark all over the glass. Good looking beer!

Smell is a bit weak, but the liquid is still cold and probably could use a bit of warmth to bring out the aroma more. What I can pick out I really like. Fleshy pumpkin smell with a nice balance from the nutmeg, cinnamon and hops. Wish there was more volume here!

Taste is good, with a very appealing honeyish and vanilla undertone that really compliments the pumpkin pie spicing here. The malts give a nice caramel and roasted quality here and the hops are bitter enough to keep this beer away from being a sweet sugary mess. The taste is subtle and sophisticated. I can say that I would like MORE MORE MORE here, but I think the way that they made this beer, I like it just the way it is: sessionable.

The mouthfeel has a sharper carbonation to it and the medium body works well here. Softens out towards the end and really becomes creamier which I like for Pumpkin Beers.

I mentioned that this was a session beer. I would buy a case of this for my pumpkin beer for the season. Nothing crazy, certainly not anything imperial, and just complex enough that I am looking to get some more already. Great example of the style and this really melds "pumpkin pie" with "beer" well. You can pick out all the elements in this brew!

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Perfectly clear copper. Head is white and thin and leaves almost no lacing on the glass. Carbonation looks decent, but thankfully doesn't pull with any great force.

Smell: Clove, cinnamon, and the rest of the usual suspects. Sweet, but thankfully blessed with a touch of real pumpkin aroma. Gotta love that squash. Faintly toasted malts. Not too exciting, but at least it says pumpkin and not just spices.

Taste: Spices, cereal grains, faint touches of toasted malt. I'm getting something grassy and something akin to corn. A little sweetness comes through. Pumpkin pie spices and a tiny little touch of real pumpkin. Strong hit of clove.

Mouthfeel: Thin. Carbonation is on point, but seems too aggressive with the thin body. Nicely drinkable though.

Overall: Another run-of-the-mill pumpkin ale. Nothing special going on here, but at least it's got some solid presentation. The real pumpkin on the nose is a nice added touch and it's definitely a drinkable fall beer.

Photo of bubseymour
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

1st pumpkin beer rating.

Appearance is decent - orange clear color with nice 2 finger head and moderate retention

Smell - malty, and alot of cinammon and spice / pumpkin

Taste - I actually like this beer somewhat. Its light and refreshing and has a hint of pumpkin/spice to it. Very light is the key here.

Mouthfeel - One of the most water beers I've had. Not the best mouthfeel

Overall - being the first punkn beer I've tried, its pretty good. I could drink more but I think for this style, 1 and done is probably the way to go.

Photo of n2185
2.74/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: pours a clear orange-copper with two fingers of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Some spice notes of cinnamon, cloves, and allspice at first. Sweet pumpkin and yam flavors come through towards the end, giving a nice pumpkin pie aroma.

T: Unfortunately while the aroma is nice and reminiscent of pumpkin pie, the flavor is bland and doesn't taste like much of anything. Some light spice flavors, a faint hint of pumpkins and yams, and some very slight bitter and yeasty flavors.

M: Medium-light body with mid carbonation, this beer is fairly crisp but finishes a bit watery.

O: A pumpkin ale that smells good, but is overall just too bland.

Photo of BeerImmediately
3.87/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (bottled 7/21/11) into stout style glass at 40-45 degrees.

Pours with a fairly short tan head over a deep amber to caramel body, with plenty of carbonation flowing up. Head has a slow fade to a nice ring, with decent lacing for the style.

Aromas are terrific for a 4% ABV beer - about as pronounced as most Imperial Pumpkins, and featuring lots of sweet malt and sharp spices ... pumpkin pie with crust.

Mouthfeel comes through a little thin, but still more than I expected. Flavors contain both the spice and some natural gourd / vegetable. Lingering cinnamon, molasses, and touch of butter in the aftertaste. Plenty of flavor, without being overdone.

Overall, this probably isn't in my top 3 for the style, but if you want a Pumpkin Ale that won't get you bombed, this is a real winner.

Photo of keanex
3.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a fresh bottle, bottled on 8/3/11, into a pint glass.

A: Copper and orange in color, thin less than a finger wide head. Head dissipates fast into minimal lacing and no cling.

S: More pumpkin than anything, but still not very strong. Slight cinnamon hints. Smells decent, but nothing remarkable.

T: Malty with pumpkin tastes, nothing too strong though. Slight cinnamon hints. Doesn't taste as good as it smells.

M: Medium carbonation and body, no lingering taste.

O: An okay pumpkin beer but there's better to be had. The body is good, but the taste just doesn't hold up. I do like the newly designed label though, similar to the old one, but with a bit more pizzazz.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep amber with a light white head, good head retention for the style, some lace.

S: Nice pumpkin pie notes, allspice, nutmeg.

T: Light spice flavour, though the finish is very mild, no real malt or pumpkin flavour. Bit of carbonic acid in there.

M: Light-bodied, crisp, clean, watery finish.

O: Nice to see a new pumpkin ale in the Southland. However, I think the 4% hinders it; it doesn't live up to the promise of the nose.

Photo of bennetj17
4.04/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep copper color, almost amber. Head is thin leaving a decent ring. Smell has a nice spiced character, and a little pumpkin sweetness with cinnamon mixed in. It smells like autumn and I like it.

The taste is dominant with the spices, leaving a dry breadiness in the finish, and just enough sweetness to get by. It's nice that this beer is not very strong (4% ABV), but has rather intense flavor. The body is a bit thin though, but that is to be expected. Adequate carbonation.

Overall an easy drinking pumpkin ale. I've had many that were disappointing but I think this one is quite underrated. Any session strength ale that is not boring is usually a winner in my opinion. I bought this 6-pack for my wife, however I might end up drinking most of it myself...

Photo of Mac19872
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is maybe the 8th pumpkin beer I have had this season, Southern Tier and DFH being favorites. I see this getting a lot of bad reviews and I am inclined to disagree.
From the start the pour is standard into a Sam Adam's glass(I'm from Boston, what can I say) with an orange glow and a good lasting head if poured right. Proper lacing covers the glass as you drink. The smell is very authentic pumpkin, the same as when you cut open one to carve, and that's the best your going to get with my stuffy nose. Taste is very different that you might expect. I did not like this the first few mouthfuls, but after drinking the hole thing its a very real, maybe closest to real pumpkin without many spices added as any pumpkin beer this season. The taste is smooth, nothing sticks out to much besides the real pumpkin flavor. I would suggest folks buy this beer and drink it with the understanding that it is going to be different than most but in its own style it is a very good pumpkin beer. Would I buy again, YES. But I would not mix this with the other pumpkin beers seeing this one is very different. Not your typical review yes, but I'm not your typical person.

Photo of wailingwench
1.88/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

I was super excited to see this pumpkin ale in NM!!! I would have purchased a case... I am glad that I did not, as purchasing one six pack is 6 beers too many of this dud.

I do not recommend this imposter of a pumpkin ale. I have consumed some of the best pumpkin ales in the land (Southern Tier Pumpking, Post Road Pumpkin, Smuttynose Pumpkin, O' Fallon Pumpkin, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin, among others). Now, I have consumed one of the worst pumpkin ales in the land :(

Eye Candy: The only thing going for this beer. Night dark amber with a beautiful creamy off white head. Plenty of rising carbonation. Looks inviting...

The Nose Knows: faint pumpkin, whiff of spices. Astringent grains, odd metallic characteristic.

Tongueland: grainy, cooked vegetable, metallic. Absolutely no mouthfeel at all. Thin and watery.

Bender Factor: at 4 % ABV (who they hey brews a 4 % brew these days) thats a no go. I wouldn't drink more than one of these anyways.

Photo of pzrhsau
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice rich leafy brown with orangish hues with a great white head.
S: Nice fleshy pumpkin aroma with some hints of cinnamon and all spice/nutmeg.
T: Nice slightly sweet pumpkin ale with some hints of darker malt flavor. Some hints of vanilla and cinnamon that really bring a full flavor with the sweet pumpkin.
M/O: Very crisp and balanced pumpkin ale with good flavoring. The beer isn't overpowering. Good carbonation and really good transition of the seasons.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I'd say this beer is a great "pumpkin intro" beer. It's not overly spicy or strong, and is a session beer. Yet, it doesn't stand up to some of the others out there that highly sought out.

Pours a burnt orange out of the bottle, small head to start with and no lacing or collar. Slick looking

Aroma is predominately pumpkin, but not strong. Some green grass and yellow squash. Very slight sweet malt.

Taste follows the nose, the pumpkin is foremost followed by some sweetness, then the grass on the end and after for a twinge. Mouthfeel gets some spices going, not much but enough to notice.

Very easy drinking as there are no flaws and almost no alcohol

Photo of emmasdad
2.84/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Part of mixed six pack made up by my wife, a few weeks back when she wanted to try some pumpkin beers. Pours a clear medium orange color, with a whisper of light tan head. Pretty weak aromas, subtly reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Fairly light bodied, with more pronounced pumpkin pie flavors, cinnamon, clove and brown sugar. Somewhat lacking.

Photo of claspada
2.68/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is fairly muted compared to others of the style. Some toasted malt, cinnamon and spice with subdued fruitiness.

The taste is fair. Compared to the aroma, the taste is a letdown. There's a brown sugar sweetness at the start, along with some spice. The finish is slightly sour, but there's really nothing going on here. Overall, it's not a very distinctive flavor.

Mouthfeel is very watery with a fair amount of carbonation. Seems more like a lager on the tongue.

Overall, there is nothing special about this pumpkin ale, and there are many others I prefer. Not really a bad beer, but I have no desire to drink another.

Photo of BeerResearcher
3.76/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz stubby brown bottle. Bottled on date stamped on bottle.

It pours a deep coppery amber color with a fast-fading beige head and some trailing and sticky lacing.
It does not give off enough pumpkin aroma, though there's plenty in the flavor profile. Secondary smells of wet hay, floral hops and citrus come and go.
The upfront taste is indeed pumpkin, and quite nice at that. A minor taste of sweet malt, orange Koolaid and metallic hops come through. It's sort of a Brown Ale with Pumpkin flavoring.
The body could be a little fuller, although it is a refreshing brew. This is the mildest Pumpkin Ale I have sampled so far.
It would go well with a Turkey sandwich with cranberry and stuffing.

Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 909 ratings.