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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: 548
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  4.00% 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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Photo of soupyman10

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got one of these off a friend. The alternatives weren't too great, but I might have been better off with a Yuengling. Overall, this is just not that interesting. Just a weak aroma and flavor of slight nutmeg and pumpkin spiciness, but nothing much else here to keep my interest. Much better off to go with something like DFH Punkin or Southern Tier Pumking, the two top beers in this style, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2008 22:46:01 | More by soupyman10
Photo of ATLbeerDog


2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From a brown 12oz bottle - Pours a fairly clear reddish/orange with a slight head and very low carbonation. Smells of sweet species, nutmeg, cloves leading the way, with mild hop presence. First sip is sweet but too sweet. The spice are mellow but there is nothing to write home about. Finishes slightly bitter. Decent mouthfeel that is under carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 21:17:42 | More by ATLbeerDog
Photo of Lexluthor33

New York

3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Golden Orange with a small head and a bubbly lace.

The aroma of pumpkin and spices(nutmeg).

The taste of spices,cinnamon,nutmeg,mild honey hints and malts.
Pumpkin taste is subdued by the spices and this did not feel authentic.

The feel is medium body,high,crispy carbonation and some grains in the finish.

Notes: I did not really like the tingly,high carbonation,but it was pretty good. Low ABV beer(not a fan) yet a decent brew despite the obvious flaws.
Session worthy due to low ABV,not due to taste.Taste was not awful,just a bit light on character.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2008 02:24:52 | More by Lexluthor33
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2008 13:52:54 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Four + brewing- Punk'n Ale

A- Clear golden orange with a big fluffy head moderate lacing.
S- Sweet pmpkin spice and light caramel malt.
T- Sweet malt, caramel and light brown sugar. Pumpkin spices with a nicce big touch of nutmeg.
M- Mildly sweet and spicy with a dry malty finish.

Overall- Not bad at all. Very mild and sessionable, surprisingly good.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2008 20:52:49 | More by NJpadreFan
Photo of HopDerek


3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear brilliant amber with 2 fingers of foamy eggshell colored head. Good retention and some wisps of lacing. Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, bread, and light pumpkin. Tastes of light floral hops up front then cinnamon and nutmeg. Lots of grain and honey malt follow, with not much happening in the finish besides grain. Light in body and high in carbonation. Thin but some crispness. Grainy with some spices, but not one of the better pumpkin ales out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2008 01:29:02 | More by HopDerek
Photo of sleazo

New York

3.95/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A_Amber gold hue with a foamy head. Good staying power and lace

S_ Nose is roasted pumpkin. Minor spice notes and grain
T First thing that hits is the kiss of pie spices. Mild. Some biscuity malt. Then a fairly rich pumpkin taste. Aftertaste gives slight spicy and earthy hop

M light bodied slightly aggressive carb

D. Less spiced than I usually like but a good beer all around. more like a well done pale ale with pumpkin and a minor dose of spice.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2008 03:15:52 | More by sleazo
Photo of ClockworkOrange


3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into my Dogfish Head shaker glass. Appears a clear golden amber color with about half an inch of off-white foam that disappears in under 30 seconds. This one actually smells and tastes of roasted pumpkins, somewhat rare in pumpkin beers, which are usually dominated with spices. There are notes of allspice, nutmeg and bready yeast in the nose, but they are lost in the taste. All I'm getting in the flavor dept. are pumpkin and metallics. A notch below medium in both body and carbonation. This one went down easy enough, but I'd limit this to a bottle a year if I had an empty slot to fill in my mix-n-match six pack. Although, it is a nice alternative to all the high abv pumpkin ales that seem to be hitting the shelf in the past few years.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2008 15:35:40 | More by ClockworkOrange
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3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You know, this is really quite a nice beer. Nice low abv for a change of pace and subtly spiced while allowing the pumpkin to shine through. Tastes fresh as well. Pours orange toward the darker end of the spectrum, but with a fairly light head. What is there sticks around as a thin ring. Light aroma of roasted pumpkin, and even lighter aroma of mace. Subdued, but pleasant. The taste is also nice and pumpkiny with some subdued but noticeable maxe and cinammon as well as a perhaps the barest amount of vanilla. Very smooth, and the earthy vegetal pumpkin shines through the most. Almost nutty. Full flavored and very smooth, but with just enough spice bite to keep it flavorful. This is the way to do a low abv beer. Very enjoyable. My wife and I enjoyed a sixpack of these.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2008 21:34:17 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of alexgash


3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Mostly clear deep pumpkin orange with coppery edges. Small, persistent, lacy, creamy, light khaki head. Caramel cookie dough, light molasses, hints of baking spices, some pumpkin pie batter, and a little metal. Toasted malt and astringent grain up front. Caramel and cookie malt follow. Subtle sweetness. Pumpkin pie and baking spices gently drift in. Spicy hop presence in the finish. Not bad. Moderate body with a creamy feel. A rather mild, malty pumpkin ale, that goes easy on the spices, and is therefore more drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2008 01:50:01 | More by alexgash
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New York

3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought the last bottle of this at the bevy.

A: Fairly clear copper color. Poured with 2 fingers of white head. Some lacing.

S: Smells more like an organic ale than anything else. More pumpkin than spices.

T: Taste follows the nose. Like an organic ale. More real pumpkin flavor than spices. No spices at all really.

M: Medium body. Nothing really good or bad really.

D: Nice beer. Nothing earth shattering but a nice beer to have while not thinking during fall. I don't even know how this got to NY.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2008 02:52:50 | More by aerozeppl
Photo of NeroFiddled


4.13/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2008 23:50:41 | More by NeroFiddled
Photo of SilentSabre

North Dakota

2.9/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I wasn't exactly "exceptionally impressed" with this one. It looked nice on the pour with a medium orange colour and a nice, fluffy, semi-pitted head. Smell revealed very modest malt and little else. If you really searched, and possibly used you imagination a bit, I suppose you could find some spices that suggest Autumn. Taste, too, was rather lackluster. While noticeably sweeter than a, say, pale ale or something, I found little to suggest this was a pumpkin beer outside of some very muted spice. Mouthfeel was very thin, considering the type of beer this is supposed to be.
Not an offensive beer, in fact, for simply being an ale, I rather enjoyed it. However, a pumpkin beer, it is not, IMO.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 23:06:44 | More by SilentSabre
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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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2008 01:23:52 | More by UGADawgGuy
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2.85/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ahhh, pumpkin ales. What better way to bring in the season eh? I picked up a 6 pack of this cause it was my only option and now I am a little bummed. Not a bad beer, mind you, just not enough Pumpkin Pie flavor for my taste.

Pours a reddish golden color. Low lying white head with no head retention. Great clarity, my guess is filtered which could be causing the lack of pumpkin flavor. Cinnamon, clove, and some slight vegetal (good) in the flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit lacking as it is thin but somehow is cloying at the end. This beer being from salt lake, I can't be over 4%abv so props to the brewers for making a decent brew with those kind of restrictions. Can it be that this recipe would send you singing if they didn't have the State of Utah overseeing their procedures? I would hope so, but as is, it's not giving me a reason to warm up my voice.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2008 21:29:53 | More by brewjones
Photo of plaid75

New York

4.08/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a slightly hazy medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and decent lacing.

The smell featured allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon coupled with a rind-like pumpkin aroma.

The taste was very clean and consisted of a spirited, yet not overwhelming pumpkin pie spice as well as a vegetable-like pumpkin flesh flavor.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style and a touch thin in the malt department, but what do you expect for 4%.

Overall a tasty, light and sessionable pumpkin ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2008 02:23:52 | More by plaid75
Photo of Gmann

New York

2.95/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color with a decent dense white head that dissipated into a sparse cap. The aroma is light brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. Noticable pumpkin ale aromas. Wow, the taste falls flat. The flavor is of watery grain with some light pumpkin spice flavors, thats about it. The feel is light with moderate carbonation. It has that light macro astrigent feel. A beginners pumpkin ale. It has the very basic flavor yet it still resembles a light macro lager. I prefer my pumpkin ales much maltier with more robust flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2008 02:10:30 | More by Gmann
Photo of guinness33

New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a crisp healthy copper colour with a mid-sized to smallish head that is quick to dissolve and leaves minimal residue on the glass.

The aroma is an average mix of some basic malt and general spice notes. Perhaps some pumpkin here and there but nothing definitively detectable.

The flavour is essentially more of the same: pumpkin is a bit more detectable, I guess...either that or the spice notes are more subdued here. There's a bit of sweetness in the middle of each sip as well, along with a general malt base. That seems to be the theme here: basic, general flavours that don't jump out at you in the least. Mouthfeel is light bodied and very watery at times.

Wasn't terribly impressed with this one. I didn't hate it by any means, but there's nothing to love here either. Bland. Uninspired. Too simple. Average at best and something I likely wouldn't revisit given the amount of tasty pumpkin beers to be found in the fall. Can't recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2008 01:18:07 | More by guinness33
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2.4/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2008 01:39:39 | More by russpowell
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1.93/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A nice orange color with a decent head after a hard pour. But before I look away, the head quickly shrinks to almost nothing, just a thin trace on top of less the 5% of the surface.

It smells very spiced. I really can't smell any pumpkin. I think the spices are allspice and clove.

After tasting I really wonder if there is any pumpkin in this. The spices are sure there and that is about it. A very slight bitterness is hidding in the back of my throat after swallowing each mouthfull but it doesn't feel like hops to me. It reminds me of soda water or seltzer water. A slight stickness with no flavor. Very disappointed. Not recommended.

This beer feels watery.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 00:02:17 | More by JMBSH
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New Jersey

2.2/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Single, twelve-ounce bottle just copped from Gary's in Madison...
First-ever beer from this brewery located in Utah...
Pours a clear, lucid, tawny, copper hue with no head nor lacing at all...
Faint, undetectable, mild aroma with slight hints of allspice...
Taste, likewise, was weak, watered-down, bland, and wholly unassertive...
This light-bodied, poor excuse for a pumpkin ale truly failed to impress...
Not recommended...

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2008 01:47:06 | More by dsa7783
Photo of andythejerk


3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This tasting is being conducted side-by-side: Uinta's 4+ Punk'n Ale next to Wasatch's Pumpkin Ale.

Wasatch pours with no head, just a thin, filmy lace, as compared to the generous, light and frothy head on the Uinta that is almost an inch thick. Wasatch's is unfiltered, which I lean towards, and a good pumpkiny murkiness fills the glass.
Appearance: Wasatch +1 for being unfiltered (nothing but bias here, I know), Uinta +2 for a great head. Uinta wins.
Smell: Wasatch has the unmistakable smells of 1. nutmeg and 2. cloves over pumpkin. Smell on the Uinta is much more subtle, simple pumpkiny. Wasatch +1 for great smell.
The Wasatch has a lighter mouthfeel with higher carbonation. Uinta very light carbonation, but nice, smooth body to this one. I'm not sure which one is preferrable overall, but again, personal bias kicks in and I'm going for the beer with more carbonation. Wasatch +1 for mouthfeel.
As for taste, the Wasatch is by far superior. It has great pumpkin spice flavors and goes down smooth as (pumpkin) pie. The Uinta Punk'n is good, but the alcohol is more prominent and it's just a little too astringent and phenolic. It's lacking in those exciting flavors that the Wasatch offered. Wastach +2 for taste.
Drinkability follows the taste, and I have much more desire to keep on drinking the Wasatch. +1 Wastach.
Overall score:
Wasatch Pumpkin Ale: 6
Uinta 4+ Punk'n Ale: 2
(Unbiased score: Wastach 4, Uinta 2. Wasatch still wins).

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2006 00:55:34 | More by andythejerk
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3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear dark amber color, nice carbonation, nice cream tan head, lots of lacing througout the drink. Scents of slight spices, malts, and hops. The taste is slightly spiced, basically no pumpkin flavor at all, big disappointment. Medium body, carbonated feel in the palate. Drinkable, but not a very good pumpkin ale, well at least not like the other I've had.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2006 00:29:01 | More by Wasatch
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