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Punkel Dunkel Pumpkin Wheat Ale - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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Punkel Dunkel Pumpkin Wheat AlePunkel Dunkel Pumpkin Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xnicknj on 09-12-2013)
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Reviews by IronLover:
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +11.3%

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. 

10-13-2013 22:01:57 | More by IronLover
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

10-03-2013 02:04:18 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25%

The picture on the label says it all. This is the weizenbocks of pumpkin ales. Intense flavor of caramel, vanilla, pumpkin, spice and and a lingering banana finish, When I opened the bottle the room smelled like banana cream pie. The actual aroma on closer inspection is sweet pumpkin pie, once the fruity esters dissipate after airing. Over 1/8 inch of yeast sediment makes it very cloudy. Overall, an outstanding, creative beer which blends two of my favorite styes, weizenbock and pumpkin ale. I will be searching this out again as it is now my favorite pumpkin beer.

09-15-2013 20:04:28 | More by wattoclone
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

11-08-2013 15:27:56 | More by ryser2k
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

10-20-2013 21:13:49 | More by SPRichard
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Varkias41

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-10-2013 19:36:19 | More by Varkias41
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

10-14-2013 23:30:07 | More by cclark67789
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Muddy tarnished amber hue. About a finger of tight white head clings to the glass. Nose is simply amazing, pumpkin pie, vanilla, sweet yeasty notes clove and cardamon. Really smells like fresh pumpkin pie.

A really good beer. I was hoping for more of the weizen yeast to come forward but without still a fantastic brew. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation but with a very full mouthfeel. Starts with pure pumpkin flavor on the tip of the tongue followed by all the spices that bring out the sweetness of pumpkins along the mid palate. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg and the malt presence almost brings about a vanilla taste. Finishes with a dry spiciness and an underlying hop bitterness.

Mostly pumpkin and spice flavored with the faintest touch of sweetness thats quickly swept away. Definitely showcases true pumpkin flavor along with the spices that go with it without sugaring things up. I wish the "dunkel" flavor came more in to play as that's the entire reason i picked this beer up, but as a pumpkin brew, awesome!

10-07-2013 03:21:01 | More by jtierney89
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thudean

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

11-03-2013 23:54:50 | More by thudean
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Squidly

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

10-06-2013 23:10:51 | More by Squidly
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DaswizDavid

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-27-2013 03:17:10 | More by DaswizDavid
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-24-2013 23:40:19 | More by Chugs13
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

12-08-2013 03:58:29 | More by salthemonster
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

10-10-2013 12:46:25 | More by jjd315
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tviz33

New York

4.28/5  rDev +7%

Poured from a 22 oz bomber in to a tulip glass.

A- Pours super murky and thick looking. Mud puddle brown with a 1/2" off white head.

S- The pumpkin is there in the background, but I'm getting a lot of dark fruit and some banana notes very much like a quad.

T- Again, I am very much reminded of a quad. The pumpkin doesn't jump in your face and the spices are just right. This is much different than I expected, but delicious in its own way.

M- Full mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad.

O- A good change of pace pumpkin ale. Not a spice bomb either.

09-22-2013 20:48:35 | More by tviz33
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

09-14-2013 19:01:04 | More by TheFightfan1
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev 0%

10-11-2013 00:45:36 | More by rfgetz
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mikee57

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25%

12-14-2013 15:49:55 | More by mikee57
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Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

08-23-2014 03:07:57 | More by Rojada1988
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +2%

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.

10-13-2013 22:10:48 | More by 57md
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-18-2013 23:05:30 | More by Oakenator
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +5.3%

22 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Mahogany brown with a short tan head that dissipates quickly. Slightly cloudy with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Nutmeg, allspice, molasses, brown sugar, and toasted pie crust.

Taste
Sweet pumpkin meat, pumpkin puree, and toasted pie crust. Nutmeg, allspice, and molasses. Touches of cinnamon, pumpkin rind, and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, silky, creamy, and smooth.

Overall
Sweet and full flavored. Close to a homemade pumpkin pie. Still tasting awesome after almost 7 months. Awesome job, Neshaminy!

05-01-2014 14:41:23 | More by justintcoons
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -11.3%

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.

10-12-2013 00:27:03 | More by Gavage
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25%

12-04-2013 23:51:35 | More by NonicPanic
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev 0%

10-07-2013 16:18:44 | More by Sarge3130
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Punkel Dunkel Pumpkin Wheat Ale from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.