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Yunkin' Punkin' - Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Kegatron on 10-18-2010)
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +17.1%

64 oz growler into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear copper, with 1 ½ fingers of rigid off-white foamy head. This has a nice rich looking retention to it, hanging around with a sturdy ½ finger cap that leaves some strong spotty lacing behind. The pumpkin flavors are quite flavorful here in the aroma but are not coming off as overly sharp as its cut by the sweetness of the malts, which is then in turn balanced out by some green and earthy hops. Just a real nice evenness to the nose here, with that hop character in particular being very welcome.

The great balance is evidenced in the taste as well, with spice, roasted pumpkin, sweetness, and those green hops all working in harmony. There isn't necessarily a ton of bitterness from the hops here but those green and earthy flavors are more than enough to help balance this. Thankfully, the pumpkin flavors and spice are what the linger the most, giving this a satisfying festive finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a prickly and crisp feel throughout but still staying generally smooth overall in the mouth and I'm actually finding this to be quite easy drinking for a Pumpkin Ale.

Wow, this one took me a bit by surprise and I have to thank sholland119 and vickster529 for the recommendation on this. I really have to credit the hop profile here, as it balanced and fit in perfectly with the other flavors, and gave this a refreshing quality that you usually don't find in the style. I'm usually one and done after a glass of a Pumpkin Ale but in this case, I found myself going back to the growler again and again. This is definitely one of the highlights of the season so far for me.

10-18-2010 19:29:09 | More by Kegatron
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +8.6%

I had this from the can shared with JC (carlos) enjoyed in a teku, can purchased at Monde Market.

The color is copper with good clarity, Smell has a spicy ginger, nutmeg aroma with a slight cinnamon note. The feel is sligtly thin, mildly spicy with a dry aspect and moderately carbonated.
The taste is good with a slight cinnamon woodiness and ale yeast flavors bring out a fruitiness with sweet caramel and dark sugar augmenting the spice flavor. Overall a good example, but not great I would say give it a try -the spice level is a bit high

09-23-2013 14:04:28 | More by Slatetank
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +28.3%

Take one mobile CANning line, one regional brewer, one CANquester (TM) and one trip to The Foodery (Northern Liberties) and what do you get? A happy Woodman!

From the CAN: "Brewed with real pumpkin, this seasonal favorite is the one true indication that fall has arrived. The aroma of nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and clove jump out of the glass creating an experience much like eating a slice of pumpkin pie on a brisk autumn afternoon."; "Brewed with Pumpkin & Spices".

After being let down by Pumpy Drunkle or whatever his name was, I am losing faith in pumpkin ales. A loud Crack followed by an inverted Glug, resulting in just over two fingers of dense, orangish head may restore me. Color was a deep coppery-orange (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was definitely spicy, as indicated on the CAN, but I could not really discern one from the other. Certainly, nutmeg and clove were up front, but the malt seemed to be fighting it out with the cinnamon. Don't even ask me about allspice. The mouthfeel was very creamy and the taste was very much like pumpkin pie! I was impressed with this one from the first sip. The spices were not as riotous on the tongue as they had been on the nose, and now, cinnamon was king. Letting it just roll around on my tongue to warm, the clove and nutmeg began to assert themselves, indicating that there may be a threshold at which it should be drank, not too cold. Finish was dry as a result of all of the spices, but not so dry that I needed my asthma inhaler.

Break out the spice rack, boys, we're going to the orchard in search of the next great pumpkin (ale)!

10-25-2013 02:33:07 | More by woodychandler
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +8%

Had a glass at the Cold Point Pub in the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods for $3. It appeared a clear amber with a short white head. The aroma is a standard mix of spiced pumpkin pie with a little extra candy character - maybe from the cinnamon and close. The body is smooth and balanced and while the aftertaste is pretty light, there are pleasant toffee and pumpkin roll (the baked good). The flavor is a little spice heavy, but the malts come through. And that's certainly not to say that this is a heavy beer. There's a slight kick of bitterness, but this is a subtle and sessionable pumpkin ale overall. Definitely worth a try. It has a good pumpkin character without going overboard.

10-19-2010 22:15:40 | More by tempest
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-20-2013 12:57:55 | More by InspectorBob
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

10-16-2012 21:22:10 | More by rolltide8425
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

09-19-2013 13:15:44 | More by ShanePB
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -1.7%

Another can courtesy of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a brownish/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pumpkin, a bit of spice. Taste is kind of mild, some pumpkin, light spices, a bit of malts, kind of subdued for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

12-25-2013 23:56:10 | More by tone77
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-20-2013 12:07:59 | More by IPAchris
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-26-2011 01:25:29 | More by deapokid
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-02-2013 18:05:04 | More by BMart
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-15-2013 14:58:48 | More by tommyguz
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-02-2013 03:17:20 | More by IdrinkGas
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-12-2013 02:03:37 | More by Gatordaddy
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

10-12-2012 23:27:16 | More by brez8791
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-26-2013 00:13:20 | More by Chugs13
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-18-2013 02:14:59 | More by CuriousMonk
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12oz can poured into a shaker pint..

Appearance
Orange/amber with a short white head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity and low carbonation.

Nose
Allspice, nutmeg, pumpkin rind and brown sugar.

Taste
Pumpkin rind and stem. Allspice, nutmeg and brown sugar. Faint notes of caramel.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
A pretty standard Pumpkin Ale.

09-06-2013 23:55:56 | More by justintcoons
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bum732

Lesotho

3/5  rDev -14.3%

10-01-2013 01:25:52 | More by bum732
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

10-28-2012 02:45:28 | More by JeffTheJuice
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

09-30-2012 13:40:27 | More by jpd7374
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +2.3%

Thanks to krisandajt for sharing this growler and then leaving the remaining half growler in my fridge. Looking forward to a pumpkin stout mix of some sort after this pint is gone in fact.

Pours a clear copper color with a good two inches of ivory head. Keeps a bubbly but mostly full lace and a splash of stick here and there.

Smell has a nice brown sugar and caramel sweetness to it, which also hints at some pumpkin although it's subtle. Has a good, not overpowering, level of spice as well; typical pumpkin pie spices, some clove, cinnamon and ginger.

The taste is very light, surprisingly so actually. I wouldn't quite say bland, but light works. Spice is the most prominent flavor, with a very subtle sweetness and minimal pumpkin flavor. A bit of caramel sweetness is apparent. The nose wasn't super robust but the flavor doesn't even reach that level. Decent.

Mouthfeel is a light-medium body and feels that way. Thin that is. Could use a bit more body for sure.

This is is a decent pumpkin beer, not super flavorful but at least it doesn't make the mistake of being overly spiced. I'd rather have some subtle flavor that I can at least enjoy for its simplicity rather than be bombarded by spices. This succeeds in that regard, although a bit more sweetness and pumpkin character would have been nice.

10-31-2010 00:42:36 | More by number1bum
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-02-2013 00:53:41 | More by erialbill
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Belittle

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

04-29-2014 16:23:44 | More by Belittle
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-12-2013 22:16:41 | More by scottbrew4u
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Yunkin' Punkin' from Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant
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