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Lakewood Punkel - Lakewood Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakewood Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 11-06-2012)
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Reviews by Mora2000:
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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%

On tap at Jack Mac's. This is a combination dunkel and a pumpkin ale.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of nutmeg and cinnamon, with not too much else going on. The flavor is similar. I get some roasted malt and pumpkin notes, but the pumpkin pie spices (mainly cinnamon and cloves) really come through the most. I also get a hint of yeast and some sugar, but it is very faint. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Nov 06, 2012
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12 oz bottle pours a dark chestnut color with a small tan head. Not much for retention and lace.

Nose is toffee, pie spice and mild roast. A nice, fairly balanced pumpkin beer. The dunkel aspect comes across surprisingly well and the spices are not too over the top.

The lager base really shows some nice clean malts that go really well with the light pie spice. dunkel base gives it just enough sweetness. Very good beer...subtle yet delicious - something you could drink a couple of in a row.

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A orange brown, thin head, min lace. S very sweet pumpkin, fall pecan. T lots more of nose, lots of sweet pumpkiness. M great carbonation and silky mouthfeel. O very creative mix of pumpkin and dunkel, enjoyable all around. Had on tap at OSDH on world beard day.

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Punkel has a cola colored body with garnet flashes at the edges of the glass. A maple syrup colored cap barely covers the lid of the beer.

I get whiffs of brown sugar, caramel, ginger, rye bread, and an earthy quality out of this beer. I probably would not guess pumpkin or pumpkin pie, but I like the spicing nonetheless!

A few quaffs reveal an immediate rye bread bitterness, some clove, nutmeg, and just a smidge of brown sugar. Then the dunkel starts to show with some earthy, roasty, biscuity flavors. The finish does not give much in the form of the "spices" that are supposed to be here, just more of that solid dunkel base.

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Lakewood Punkel from Lakewood Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.