Punkel Dunkel Pumpkin Wheat Ale - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
3.78/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
22oz bomber that just arrived at my store today. I'm a fan of Dunkel's and have never had a Pumpkin Dunkel before so I had to grab a bottle to try myself. Poured into a Blue Moon 22oz Weizen glass.
AP: Rusty brown colour and hazy as a good Dunkel should be. Some orange hues mixed in for some pleasing highlights. Only got a 1/2" white head which fizzled down to a dusting across the surface with moderate lacing on the sides.
AR: The classic aromas of banana , bubblegum and clove spice along with some caramel and toffee with subtle hints of dark fruits like cherry (dark) and fig. Mellow baking spice scents linger in the background, but I don't get any pumpkin aroma.
T: To me this pretty much tastes like a nice Dunkel and not a Pumpkin Dunkel as I'm not getting any pumpkin flavour in the taste. The Autumn baking spices of allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon make a cameo at the beginning and then give way to the classic Dunkel flavours. The rest of it is a good solid Dunkel with all the aromas present in the taste with bubblegum and dark cherry really standing out to me. One bright note is I get a little bit of pie crust at the beginning with the baking spices, just no pumpkin to speak of. I don't know if the true flavours of the Dunkel are masking a very faint pumpkin taste or if it's just not there to begin with. Hard to score this one because it is a solid Dunkel but I am disappointed with the lack of pumpkin. Another plus is that the 8.8% ABV is well hidden. I'd swear this is a typical 5% Dunkel. As it warms the baking spices carry through to the finish for a nice touch.
M: Moderate carbonation, decent creamy mouthfeel, moist enough on the tongue before leaving an off dry finish.
OV: A rather good Dunkel for the base of this beer, the spices stand out more as it warms but I still have yet to ascertain any pumpkin flavour from this which is flat out disappointing. I wasn't expecting a lot of pumpkin flavour, but was so looking forward to it adding a subtle note of depth to the already existing classic Dunkel flavours. I've had loads of Pumpkin beers so I know what to look for and it just wasn't here. It does make me want to try their regular Dunkel, however. If it had just a hint of pumpkin to the banana, bubblegum and dark fruits this would have been at least a 4.25 taste rating for me.
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2013 04:48:44 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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4.08/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance is a cloudy, muddy brown with copper edges. There was a half finger of beige head that dissipated rather quickly. The nose has a strong essence of sweet pumpkin accompanied by a hint of alcohol to tingle the nostrils. The pumpkin is present in the hearty flavor profile, but it takes a back seat to the seasonal spices. There is also a hint of maple syrup sweetness and bananas (probably from the yeast). The finish has more than a hint of alcohol.
This is a different kind of pumpkin ale - a dunkel with pumpkin. The blend works out very nicely and makes for a fine seasonal treat.
Note: I had the 2013 version both on-tap and bottled and found the flavors to be more robust in the on-tap version.
Serving type: on-tap
10-13-2013 22:10:48 | More by 57md
4.45/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Raisin brown in color and murky in appearance. Poured with a short light beige foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Sweet pumpkin pie, nutmeg, spice and raisin aromas. Medium bodied with light carbonation that contributes to the creamy smoot feel. Sweet pumpkin, dark sugar and malty flavor throughout. Spicy coriander and nutmeg uo front transition seamlessly to spicy ho bitterness toward the end. Finishes with a spicy, slightly boozy aftertaste. This is an amazing Big pumpkin ale stlyle. A fabulous balance of sweet and spicy with malt and hop character presence as well.
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2013 22:01:57 | More by IronLover
3.55/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: pours a hazy copper color with a short head.
Smell: spices and fruit sweetness is pleasant on the nose.
Taste: wheat, allspice, clove, cinammon, alcohol, and a decent bitterness. Alcohol is warming.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness to start, smoother at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste as the spice linger on the tongue.
Overall: a slow sipping wheat beer that has a bunch of pumpkin spices. Not a bad beer, but one glass is enough in a session.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2013 00:27:03 | More by Gavage
Punkel Dunkel Pumpkin Wheat Ale from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
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