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Short's Funkin Punkin - Short's Brewing Company

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 02-25-2007)
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Photo of Roeters
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had on tap at HopCat poured into a pint glass:

A: Poured an orange copper color with 1/2" of head, no lacing at all.

S: Spicy, cinnamon, clove, all spice, peppery, and a cidery aroma

T: over powerful cinnamon, no pumpkin or hops flavor detected

M: Very thin and watery, very light carbonation

D: I made it through the whole pint, otherwise I will try it again next fall to see if next years batch is better. But, I've had my fill for '08.

Roeters, Oct 14, 2008
Photo of heavydetour
2.44/5  rDev -34.1%

heavydetour, Sunday at 06:11 AM
Photo of smb4087
3/5  rDev -18.9%

smb4087, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of StoutHunter
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

StoutHunter, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of avschmitt
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

avschmitt, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of imfrommichigan
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

imfrommichigan, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of adrienne
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

adrienne, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

warnerry, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

beergorrilla, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of mrebeka
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mrebeka, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of FrankHammer
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

FrankHammer, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of salinasa
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

salinasa, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Kerrie, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of Zaphog
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%

Zaphog, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of EricTKole
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

EricTKole, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

atone315, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of JDizzle
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

JDizzle, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of jacksonweite
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

jacksonweite, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

szmnnl99, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of zoso1967
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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
Photo of Jas45678
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%

Jas45678, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of northernbrews
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler for Styles on RateBeer. Haven't had this is a few years so lets see what I've been missing.

Pours a orangish brown w/ few finger khaki head. Slight lacing on my goblet. Starts w/ some pumpkin pie spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and pumpkin. Little bit of malty sweetness too. Wish the aroma was a little more intense though.

It starts a little creamy w/ similar flavors as the nose, but just less pronounced. Not much in the after taste. You get the pumpkin and spice flavors in the beginning then it kind of fades to nothing.

Starts creamy on the palate and the flavors hang around for a little bit. There a slight warming feeling probably due to the spices. The growler didn't last too long.

Nice sessionable Pumpkin/Autumn ale. Wish the flavors were more pronounced though. I'll be picking a few more growlers of this up before its gone for the year.

northernbrews, Oct 23, 2008
Photo of KatieS
4/5  rDev +8.1%

KatieS, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of rjcoy06
4/5  rDev +8.1%

rjcoy06, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Pat316
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Pat316, Oct 17, 2012
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Short's Funkin Punkin from Short's Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.