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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
88
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | 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:
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(Beer added by: xnicknj on 09-12-2013)
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Reviews by wattoclone:
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5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

wattoclone, Sep 15, 2013
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ImFlyerThanYou, Oct 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

cclark67789, Oct 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

jtierney89, Oct 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

thudean, Nov 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Squidly, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

DaswizDavid, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

salthemonster, Dec 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

jjd315, Oct 10, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

tviz33, Sep 22, 2013
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4.64/5  rDev +16.3%

Kt360, Sep 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

rfgetz, Oct 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

mikee57, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Rojada1988, Aug 23, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

57md, Oct 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Oakenator, Oct 19, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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!

justintcoons, May 01, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -11%
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.

Gavage, Oct 12, 2013
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Punkel Dunkel Pumpkin Wheat Ale from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.