1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Lakewood Punkel - Lakewood Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lakewood PunkelLakewood Punkel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakewood Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 11-06-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ranger7:
Photo of ranger7
ranger7

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-18-2014 17:29:06 | More by ranger7
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

11-06-2012 03:17:10 | More by Mora2000
Photo of SvenHayden
SvenHayden

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-15-2013 02:20:12 | More by SvenHayden
Photo of ghonickel
ghonickel

Virginia

5/5  rDev +31.6%

12-06-2013 16:41:07 | More by ghonickel
Photo of SirWinstonFTW
SirWinstonFTW

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-29-2013 21:00:13 | More by SirWinstonFTW
Photo of Sazz9
Sazz9

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-18-2013 03:56:34 | More by Sazz9
Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-02-2014 16:12:50 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
Photo of gtermi
gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-18-2013 07:07:44 | More by gtermi
Photo of mcdsports
mcdsports

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-21-2013 01:35:21 | More by mcdsports
Photo of twiggamortis420
twiggamortis420

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

11-30-2013 23:07:09 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of cam12
cam12

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-21-2013 19:01:43 | More by cam12
Photo of tubeyes
tubeyes

Texas

3.54/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

09-08-2013 00:54:55 | More by tubeyes
Photo of greenspointexas
greenspointexas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-14-2013 21:05:48 | More by greenspointexas
Photo of trebbates
trebbates

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.1%

10-19-2013 18:55:54 | More by trebbates
Photo of mlhooper
mlhooper

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

04-27-2013 20:50:48 | More by mlhooper
Photo of thereal_adam
thereal_adam

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-07-2014 17:45:45 | More by thereal_adam
Photo of Canti4341
Canti4341

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-17-2013 00:42:43 | More by Canti4341
Photo of ParlayHard8
ParlayHard8

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-23-2014 16:35:48 | More by ParlayHard8
Photo of Michaeldmanley
Michaeldmanley

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-08-2013 02:56:59 | More by Michaeldmanley
Photo of Jame515
Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-02-2013 02:22:03 | More by Jame515
Photo of kds2437
kds2437

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-28-2013 16:08:11 | More by kds2437
Photo of csfcmitchell
csfcmitchell

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-27-2014 02:10:24 | More by csfcmitchell
Photo of Pintofbrown
Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

In a shaker pint.

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.

Punkel drinks very smooth and does a nice job of feeling like a "big" beer, which is a testament to its creaminess.

The spice of this beer is most apparent on the nose, whereas the palate is mostly a very solid dunkel. Even if the lack of spicing noticed on the palate is a disappointment, I would certainly drink this again.

11-01-2013 08:20:06 | More by Pintofbrown
Photo of Dicers
Dicers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-10-2013 01:09:30 | More by Dicers
Photo of scm2787
scm2787

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-21-2013 01:07:22 | More by scm2787
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Lakewood Punkel from Lakewood Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.