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Short's Funkin Punkin - Short's Brewing Company

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 9
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 02-25-2007)
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4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap @Lord Hobo

Appearance: one inch head, orange-brown in color, clear, medium carbonation

Smell: cinnamon, clove, and pumpkin spice

Taste: clove, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice with a touch of vailla

Mouthfeel: very sweet , medium-light carbonation, medium bodied

Overall: Was really strangely happy to find a pumpkin beer this late in the season. This is just the type of pumpkin beer I would expect from Shorts. Very pronounced, sweet, and strong on flavor. May be one of the most flavorful low ABV pumpkin beers I have had. Would be a pumpkin beer of choice if I could get it regularly.

tigg924, Mar 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI. Poured into a traditional pint glass.

A - What you'd expect in a pumpkin beer. A nice copper color with a little bit of head retention on top. Extra lacing as the glass becomes lighter.

S - Great balance of hops, pumpkin/squash, and spice (nutmeg and maybe cinnamon).

T - Felt this pumpkin ale to be almost perfectly balanced. It's a style that is way overdone and rarely has any creativity but Short's has seemed to find a way to play the middle. It's not overly spicy like Smashing Pumpkin or Pumking yet it doesn't have too much vegetable taste. A little lighter than DFH Punkin is a respectable issue.

M - Easy drinking, like most pumpkin beers. Subtle spices make it easy to come back for more.

O - I've been trying to find this now for two years. Glad to finally track it down. Worth the wait.

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3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Funkin punkin is served up a deep and cloudy amber color. My pour does not have a whole lot of head on it, and lacing is not super either.

The aroma is classic pumpkin beer with a mix of pumpkin pie spices, roasted squash and caramel sweetness.

The flavor is spice filled up front with plenty of allspice, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. The pumpkin comes through a lot in the middle and has a taste to it that seems fresher than a lot of other pumpkin beers I have had.

The mouthfeel is medium with a fairly fizzy amount of carbonation and pretty dry finish that leaves plenty of spice on my tongue.

Overall I found this to be a very tasty pumpkin ale. It does not stand out for any reason, but is very drinkable and well put together.

zoso1967, Oct 10, 2011
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Short's Funkin Punkin from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.