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Krunkin Pumpkin - Karbach Brewing Co.

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85
very good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: twiggamortis420 on 10-10-2012)
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BMos

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

03-11-2014 22:49:37 | More by BMos
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goochpunch

Texas

2.21/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pours out a dark brown with a thick tan head at first. Smells of toast and spices. No Belgian yeast to speak of. Smells a bit boozy. No Belgian yeast in the flavor either. Not much pumpkin either. Slight spices. Lots of sweetness. Obvious toasty malts. I get a graininess that's becoming a signature flavor profile of Karbach. Mouthfeel is decent but could have more smoothness. Not really into this.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 01:52:25 | More by goochpunch
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HoustonZ33

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

02-13-2013 06:56:46 | More by HoustonZ33
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kevinscott

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

01-28-2013 21:18:33 | More by kevinscott
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dcloeren

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-21-2013 20:34:15 | More by dcloeren
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-30-2012 23:24:35 | More by TxUltraRunner
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-11-2013 16:25:12 | More by drummermattie02
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-13-2013 19:02:29 | More by djre4orm
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wsnich

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-25-2013 04:32:11 | More by wsnich
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Bluestar

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a DFH signature glass...

Colour is a super dark copper, with a tinge of deep ruby red. Thin head with a yellowy tinge. Not much head on the pour, needed to swirl it up to get a a proper look.

Smell is well... dissapointing for a pumpkin beer. When I sniff these beers I expect a full blast of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, and only got hints of it on the nose.

Taste is average. Not great... almost seems more like a brown ale rather than the pumpkin style. Again here I lack the strong flavor notes that usually come with this style of beer.

Mouthfeel, however, is very nice. The right level of carbonation for the beer for sure. Smooth.

Overall, it was nice to try, but there are many other great examples of this style that I would prefer to have. I would add that the alcohol creeps up on you, the beer is not boozy at all, but at the end of the bottle I could certainly tell that it was somewhere above the 6% the beer guy at whole foods claimed it was...

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 14:39:12 | More by Bluestar
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Tiernan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

01-17-2014 03:16:25 | More by Tiernan
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-14-2013 21:17:46 | More by greenspointexas
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dkw0063

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

02-03-2014 17:40:40 | More by dkw0063
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jbeezification

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

01-12-2013 16:23:39 | More by jbeezification
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zander4dawin

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

The color is a deep copper that looks very appalling with a thin soapy head. Wasn't very impressed with the lacing as I drank. The smell isnt overwhelming, with faint pumpkin pie notes. The taste is a little more aggressive with a snappy hop back bone. The most disappointing aspect was the mouthfeel which I found watery and a little unpleasant. Overall decent but not an awe inspiring effort.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 23:29:53 | More by zander4dawin
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Premo88

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into nonic
(lots of stuff printed on bottom of bottle, but hard to read)

L: mahogany -- deep dark amber/brown, no old-ale purple but very dark with loads of red in it; 1- to 1 1/2-inch head of thick brown/tan head that sticks hard and appears to be lacing; the liquid is about 95% clear ... it's not cloudy and you can see through it, but it has a slight mistiness to it; no lace as it turns out, but it does keep a nice collar

S: sweet pumpkin, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon ... christmasy; a hint of grain; a sweet malt I can't place -- not bready, nutty or dark (coffee, chocolate, prune, raisin) but close enough to those notes that it definitely is malted barley; fruity; smells sweeter than it tastes

T: loads of pumpkin for sure, has that numbing/mediciny note that tastes more like pumpkin rind than pumpkin pie; it has a taste note i've only encountered in scottish ales (wee heavies) that's really hard for me to describe ... it's almost like beef liver ... prunes? pumpkin permeates everything

F: quite solid ... a good midweight feel with plenty of carbonation

O: better than other pumpkin ales I've tried, but it's not a showcase brew for me. no offense to the pumpkin ale, but it's not my jams. with that said, Karbach made another good beer here, and it's super drinkable. worth a bomber's investment at least.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 08:47:00 | More by Premo88
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-23-2013 20:56:55 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-17-2012 14:11:14 | More by jheezee
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Canti4341

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-22-2013 14:35:05 | More by Canti4341
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champ103

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hay Merchant in Houston TX.

A: Pours a dark, brick red color. A one finger white head forms, but recedes in a second. Light lace.
S: Vanilla, nutmeg, allspice. The kitchen cabinet of spices thrown in. Bready malts. Lingering sweetness.
T: Again, the kitchen cabinet of spices. Vanilla, nutmeg, and allspice are big up front. Though quickly fades. A big bready, malty flavor comes next. Finishes with a caramel malt/brown sugar sweetness that lingers on.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Really sweet, I wish there was some dryness to counter that. Not hard to drink one. Though not something I am coming to again and again.

This reminds me of DFH Pumpkin. Which, when I first tried loved it. Though after time, I got really tiered of the allspice sweetness. The same here. The spices are just to much for me.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2012 01:02:25 | More by champ103
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tmaestro

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-21-2013 04:12:32 | More by tmaestro
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Radome

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-22-2013 03:51:08 | More by Radome
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-25-2013 00:54:48 | More by duff247
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truesolution

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-24-2012 01:46:23 | More by truesolution
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a kindof nutty brown color with a reasonable head.

Smells like fresh fruity pumpkin...very sweet, maybe a hint of spices or nuts, mostly fresh pumpkin.

Taste has a lot of authentic pumpkin too, but more spices than in the nose, kindof nutty, almost cloyingly sweet, good though.

Mouthfeel is pretty nice, rich but good carb, fair drinkability.

Good pumpkin beer! Pumpkin flavor is very authentic, I like that the spices are toned down, could be less sweet though.

6.9/10

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 01:03:10 | More by AlexFields
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Krunkin Pumpkin from Karbach Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.