Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
3.13/5 rDev -6%
12oz bottle served in a duvel green tulip. Bottled 8/3/11.
A- pours a deep orange with hints of ruby. Small 1-finger head. Fairly hazy.
S- sweet pumpkin with a touch of spice.
T- sweet, with a slightly toasted character. Some pumpkin, but little spices to support it. Finishes quickly.
M- effervescent. Body is thin, perhaps a bit too thin.
O- overall a forgettable, albeit decent pumpkin ale. The toasted malt character gives it a bit of Marzen-like feel, making it a nice pumpkin beer to transition from Oktoberfests.
11-21-2011 04:38:14 | More by fo5s
3.05/5 rDev -8.4%
[Best served in a Lager glass]
The pour was a murky medium amber brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy white head that was fully diminishing but left behind some nice spotty residue which allowed for some good lacing that was left sticking to the glass.
The aroma was very light of a toasted biscuit malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin.
It tasted mildly sweet with just a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar in the beginning and finished mildly bitter with a note of nutmeg and a pumpkin presence at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow, then faded quickly.
Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and watery yet slightly dry in texture with a prickly carbonation.
Overall a refreshingly mild brew with a nice dose of flavor that is not overdone.
11-12-2011 17:32:09 | More by KajII
4.05/5 rDev +21.6%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Stone IRS tulip. Pours a nice dark orange/amber color, little to no haze, and a good finger of head that dies in about a minute. The lacing is better than average. Very sticky. On the nose, straight up the meat of a pumpkin pie. Not the browned top, caramely part, but the middle of the pie, the moist part. Cinnamon, nutmeg and gord smell are prevalent. A light sweetness. On the palate, it's Thanksgiving, with bubbles. Light pumpkin flavor up front, spices round out the middle (mostly cinnamon and nutmeg like the nose) and a mild hop bitterness to round things out. Maybe a little thin on the mouth, and overly carbonated, but you gotta work around the 4% abv. Lots of flavor packed into this little guy. In the upper tier of pumpkin beers for me.
11-03-2011 05:04:17 | More by WestValleyIPA
2.8/5 rDev -15.9%
A - This beer pours a nice dark copper color. Even with a fairly aggressive pour this only yields a small finger of off white head. The head has okay retention, and leaves a few specs of lace behind.
S - It smells mostly of cinnamon and nutmeg, with a little bit of pumpkin. There is a bit of some sour tartness to it as well.
T - The taste starts off with some light malt flavors and some pumpkin. There is some cinnamon and nutmeg here as well. There is a big earthy flavor too. Finish leaves some lingering earthiness and spice behind.
M - This has a medium body and decent carbonation. It goes down fairly easy and has a pretty smooth feel. There is some tingling from the spices and some earthy bitterness.
O - This has decent drinkability. The flavor is alright and it goes down pretty good. Overall, this is an alright pumpkin beer. the flavors just aren't really working for me, mostly due to the earthiness. I still think it is worth trying though, but I won't spend money on it again.
11-02-2011 09:36:19 | More by JizackFH
3.65/5 rDev +9.6%
Hazy amber and thin tan head with poor retention. Pumpkin and spice aroma, mostly spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, etc). Very spicy but smooth with light sweetness and a pumpkin finish. Slick, smooth feel with moderate carbonation.
The focus is definitely on the spice with this one, which I prefer but it’s certainly not overdone. Just an easy, smooth spice and pumpkin beer that anyone could enjoy. No off flavors or dominant malts at all.
11-01-2011 19:01:20 | More by Bfarr
3.73/5 rDev +12%
Had this beer on tap it was pretty good, it had a nive maber. Color would have liked to see more head and retention in the glass but sometimes you can't have it all the taste was balanced compaired to other pumpkin beers I've had this season and did not have an overpowering spice or pumpkin notes to it. Overall this beer was pretty good worth a shot if you enjoy this style otherwise you may want to go wwith someother fall seasonal beer
10-23-2011 15:05:01 | More by huxcrunner
3.18/5 rDev -4.5%
Tasted in a lineup with other pumpkin ales:
Really a disappointing beer considering how much I enjoyed their Jacked up Pumpkin. Pours an average amber/brown with decent head that quickly faded to an average lace.
Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, and not much else. Pleasant enough, though not complex.
The flavor centers on the spice and brown sugar, not really getting a lot of pumpkin. Kind of tastes like those commercial styles of pumpkin ales.
Texture is thin and lackluster. Really not a lot to talk about here. If there was a touch more body, then this would be a decent pumpkin ale alternative.
10-22-2011 20:00:34 | More by cbarrett4
3.73/5 rDev +12%
A: Reddish-orange colored with a thin cream colored head and some spotty lacing.
S: I get a hint of pumpkin with a lot of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Maybe a bit of hazelnut as well.
T: I definitely wanted a little more from the pumpkin in this one. Starts some bready malts and baking spices with a hint of grain and then moves more towards the pumpkin and cinnamon flavors. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but it's really drinkable. Not a bad pumpkin ale at all.
10-21-2011 22:30:50 | More by notchucknorris
3.35/5 rDev +0.6%
Picked this up at Whole Foods in Paramus since I have never tried this before and they were the only place around here that had this in stock. I don't like my Pumpkin Ales to be too spicy or complex and thankfully, this fir that bill. While this didn't blow me away, it was very easygoing and appropriate for the cooler nights as of late. At the same time, nothing about this stood out, but I tend not to expect much from this style going in!
This had an almond hue and not a lot of head to it, while the lacing was hardly anywhere to be seen. The mouthfeel was watery and aside from some pumpkin, vanilla, and cream, there wasn't much to the taste either. Not a lot of carbonation but just enough to remind me that this was beer and that this was light enough not to take too seriously. Not much spice in this either, which would have taken away from the taste had any cinnamon or nutmeg been overly present.
A session beer for this time of the year probably doesn't get any more apparent than this. It's not the best option out there but now that I have a few of these in my fridge, it's nice to know that I can crack one open and just enjoy it, without getting all complex or waxing poetic. Once in a while, that's not a bad thing and although I'm still not a huge fan of this style, it's always good to have something like this available during the peak foliage season!
10-21-2011 20:54:13 | More by JerzDevl2000
3.1/5 rDev -6.9%
appearance - honey orange, minor haze, medium to thin head for the style, lacing is solid though.
smell - actual pumpkin, not spices. caramel malts, dark grains. maybe some cinnamon. all is light and nothing stands out greatly
taste - repeat with some grass. very light, maybe this is nice in october in texas but not in colorado.
mouthfeel - good carbonation, light body, not what i wanted out of a pumpkin ale though. all around very light and airy.
10-18-2011 18:43:52 | More by claytong
3.53/5 rDev +6%
On tap @ Flatbread Community Oven, Meridian ID. Served in a chilled shaker.
A: Pours a clear golden/dark honey color, creamy lacing, and little pockets of carbonation.
S: I get pumpkin but its soft, pleasant and not overpowering. Smells like the meat of a pumpkin or the filling of a pumpkin pie. Besides that I get whiffs of caramel, some vegetable smells, and spices...nutmeg for sure. Bready. Reminds me of a pumpkin muffin.
T: Lines up with the nose; pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger, caramel, some hop bitterness. More sweet than vegetable-y but not in an artificial way. Pretty light and watery.
MF: Crisp, clean, refreshing. Good carbonation and light body.
O: Pleasant because it doesn't smack you in the face with pumpkin, but the pumpkin is there and its not artificial.
10-13-2011 19:03:01 | More by Scotchboy
3.93/5 rDev +18%
Mildly whipped up one finger head of mixed bubble sizes, fades away quickly to leave a thin coating across the surface, the lacing is wispy and not longlasting either. The liquid presents a pretty orange bronze color with a brown tint, moderate transparency and only a few visible bubble beads. The nose features much more spice than outright pumpkin, loads of cinnamon and ginger scents as well as flowers and lemon peel, has a brisk and penetrating feel to it, cleansing presence in your nostrils. Medium-bodied with a fizzy, if clipped, carbonation which stirs things up during the mouth entry. Here the pumpkin comes through much clearer along with a vanilla to whipped cream aspect. This not to diminish the sharp spices, no denying them from start to aftertaste. The white citrus larger while there’s also bread crust and straw notes, more “hoppier” than “hoppy” per se. Well-integrated and thirst quenching, delivers the flavors you expect without overdoing it.
10-09-2011 23:41:50 | More by farrago
3.38/5 rDev +1.5%
Pours a bronze amber with a slight haze. Small white head that slims down to just a ring around the glass.
Aroma is pretty big here. Pumpkin spice, nutmeg. Slight vanilla aroma but mostly spicey smelling.
Taste is a bit lighter than the aroma would lead you to believe. Once again, spicy, with a touch of sweet. Good pumpkin flavor. The big thing holding it back is that with such a low ABV, the taste is a little watery and washes out the finish of the beer.
Lighter bodied than most pumpkin beers I've had with a rather fizzy, over-carbonated mouthfeel. Definitely not a bad beer. Has a pretty solid flavor and easy to drink just a little too watered down for me.
10-07-2011 02:04:08 | More by nimrod979
3.53/5 rDev +6%
Poured into a pint glass.
A: Clear amber with two-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a while. Nice lacing.
S: Pumpkin and spice. Malty and gassy.
T: Light sweetness and bitterness to balance. Pumpkin and spice. Grassy hops.
M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Crisp and dry.
O: Descent pumpkin ale. Better than I was expecting from the reviews, but not great. Pretty average.
10-05-2011 00:55:44 | More by SolipsismalCat
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
3.68/5 rDev +10.5%
S: Pumpkin spices, heavy on the cinnamon, pumpkin bread.
L: Slight hazy, burnt orange, not much head.
T: Toasty malt with some pumpkin spices, slightly spicy. Dry, fairly clean malt flavor.
M: Medium carbonation, medium light body.
One of the drier, less pumpkin spiced pumpkin beers. Not bad, but pretty ordinary.
10-04-2011 03:36:45 | More by bum732
Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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