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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin AlePunk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This sessionable pumpkin ale is brewed with fresh pumpkin and seasonal spices.

10 IBU

Added by Wasatch on 10-25-2006

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Reviews: 279 | Ratings: 1,070
Photo of DEdesings57
4.12/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Don't really understand why the beer has such a a low score. It's a great pumpkin beer and one of the very few that are session-able. This years version is 4% ABV. Also love that there using real pumpkin in this one. I'm a fan of this one, great easy drinking and fun beer for being only 4%, great stuff.

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Photo of naomiyaki
4.41/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I try to get Uinta's Punk'n every year, and, were there not so many other pumpkin beers to try in the fall, I would try to get a lot of them. This years offering is more floral and less spicy/warm than I remember from other years, but in a way I think that might make it more drinkable. The smell has a pleasant almost nutty/yeastiness that really pulls me in this year. The texture is a little more watery than I prefer for a beer with this flavor profile. Also to be noted is the labeling, which has been updated and is always ahead of the design curve.

Pumpkin Rating:
Great, and the color and smells do a lot to help, but not as magical as previous years (though maybe I am looking back with Pumpkin colored glasses).
Would drink again:
Oh yes! This years offering is especially good for multiple drinks in one evening.

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Photo of KLHBB
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm enjoying this but I'm not sure I have the right beer. No where do I see "harvest" on the label. I'd add it as a new beer, but I can't find an ABV either. Whatever. It's a dark copper color, smells of pumpkin pie spices and tastes the same. A light feel, overall quite good.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I remember being unimpressed by this beer when I had it this past winter, as if it was just an ordinary ale with a little bit of pumpkin flavor (although it may have been a bit beyond it's 'best by' date).

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Photo of sjdevel
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Golden copper hue... very clear. Not much of a head didn't make it to 2 finger.
Smell: Slight malt, caramel, and some spice.
Taste: Some tartness upfront, but not sure if it is hops at work or other ingredients. A bit sweet and spices kick in. Not too much spice, but just about right. Not very flavorful other than some spice and malt. Tastes a bit weak. I was hoping for a more rich and dark flavor.
Feel: Medium - Low body. Did seem a bit thin for an ale.
Overall: It's ok. I have had worse and I have had better. Middle of the road pumpkin ale. Decent to try. I just prefer more powerful pumpkin beers.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pour is a medium golden amber with decent foamy head. Smells of nutmeg and cloves with a mix of pumpkin and malt. Taste is very sweet with nutmeg and pumpkin mix, very smooth and light flavors. The finish is easy and clean, mild spice mix and overall not too bad. I would rate this a light pumpkin style, it has a very laid back taste but not lacking just very mild. Would have another, not a bad beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle to goblet. Clear Brownish Orange. Aroma is pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon. Palate is Medium carbonation, smooth. Taste is pumpkin, apple , cinnamon. Cidery, almost vinegar, aftertaste."
Did not make it to 2nd Round of Pumpkin Beer Tasting.

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Photo of chinchill
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a Belgian snifter.

A- slightly hazy dark amber color with a short, light tan head soon becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a very thin, partial surface coat.

S- Usual pumpkin spices of clove and nutmeg with a little vanilla and caramel.

Flavor: more malt forward and less spiced than the aroma suggests. Starts sweet but ends up with a mild bitterness. A suggestion of pumpkin without an unappealing vegetative aspect. Approaches 3.75.

M- Smooth. medium-full body leaning toward the fuller side. Medium carbonation.

O- Tasty; spicy but not over-spiced.

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Photo of josiahschlender
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Grabbed a sixer of this out of season for a deal, which I'm a sucker for. Might be the first brew I've tried from Utah. Can't say it's on my hit list of states I want to try beer though.

This brew pours a fairly hazy dark amber color with just about no head or lacing to speak of. On the plus side, I'd call it "orangey," which fits with the style, right?

Smell is the best part of this brew in my opinion. Quite a bit of pumpkin spice, but I don't detect much if anything of a pumpkin squash aroma. At the end of the glass as it's warmed, a bready/yeasty note rose up that mingled nicely with the spices.

Flavors are dominated by those spices, but they're not as enjoyable without much balance or backbone of malt. A little bit of toasty malts, but I feel like I have to search for those, even as it warms up. Body is medium, which is fine for the level of flavor. Finish doesn't last too long but ends slightly soapy.

Overall, not too impressed. It'll be an exercise of dedication to finish of this six pack for me. Especially since it doesn't pair well with food, so it's not a great wash the meal down type of drink.

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Photo of alarmclock314
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, best before date of 2/5/16. Pours honey colored with a large off-white head. Smells of good pumpkin with some spice and malt. The taste follows closely but is weak in intensity; pumpkin, malt, spices, and light hops. Medium body and above average carbonation. Overall, it's a pretty straightforward Pumpkin Ale, but it needs a stronger flavor intensity and some complexity.

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Photo of theBubba
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle 1 month out of date. But not a problem. I suspect 2 months out of date if stored properly would be better still. First off, the head on this baby was half, no actually two thirds of the glass. When it settled the lace lasted 'til the end. Smell and look was typical of a brown ale but with some clove/nutmeg like additions. Pumpkin? Come on, has anyone ever tasted a pumpkin on its own. As a home brewer, I realize that pumpkin (potatoes, beets, etc. all add to the fermentables) but pumpkin does zip to a beers flavor. So it's the seasonal spices (clove, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon) that typically make for a "pumpkin" beer. And thankfully Punk'n doesn't overdo it. All in all, a nice seasonal with just enough flavor, good carbonation, and a smooth drinkability.

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Photo of dorianmarley
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfect thick and off-white head with great lacing sits atop an orange brown amber.

Nose is zesty, with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweet molasses.

Taste is warm-baked bread, nutmeg, orange rind.

Mouthfeel is dry, with plenty of carbonation and drinkability.

Overall, this is a fine, semi-spiced pumpkin beer.

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Photo of ordybill
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light amber color. The head is small and white. The aroma is of light pumpkin and spice. The flavor is rather weak regarding pumpkin. I have had better from Unita.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Barnum Publick House in Bridgeport. Pours a nice dark copper color with a smallish head that fades. Pretty obvious aroma of spices in the front, some subtle sweetness in the back. As far as this "harvest pumpkin" ale goes it's actually not that bad as I thought. Spices up front, brown ale notes underneath. Finishes a hair too bitter and astringent, but otherwise a solid attempt. My second pumpkin beer out of a can (first was Pumple Drumkin by Cisco).

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.21/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my new favorite of the category. While I enjoy the extremes of the over-the-top flavors of Southern Tier to the very subtle Dogfish offering, this really nails the essence of the style. Pours orangish amber. with think white skim and some lace. Aroma are not just standard pumpkin pie spices, but also actual pumpkin and a nice bready malt. I can tell this is beer - unusual in the punkin crowd these days. The flavors only reinforce the aroma, with a very smooth malty backbone, real pumpkin taste, and only mild accompaniment of spices. Finish is clean. Very drinkable. Most of the style I can only have one. This is good.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the bottle, it pours an orangey amber with a small head, quickly dissipating to a ring around the glass. A bit of pumpkin in the nose. Taste is mostly malt, with some pumpkin thrown in. Good beer!

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Photo of gcuneen
4.58/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I bought a singe and loved this beer. It smells and tastes like a good pumpkin ale should...like pumpkin - with a hint of spice. Great malt presence and easy drinking - great mouth feel to me. Brooklyn's Post Road has been my favorite pumpkin ale for years - more dry but similar taste profile. This one is right up there if not better. I was surprised to see so many lesser ratings (around 3.5), but perhaps the people rating aren't big fans of this style.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter. Label says Best Before 1/20/16.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Usual pumpkin spices of clove and nutmeg with more substantial malt backing than other pumpkin beers. A little vanilla, a little allspice.

T- Flavor is even more malt forward with some cereal grain sweetnesses and the spices coming in as an afterthought. Slight hop character with a mild bitterness.

M- A bit dry from the spices with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Kind of like a sub-par pale ale that they dumped spices in to make it more interesting. Not bad, but not impressive either.

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Photo of DuffDaddy
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

one of the best pumpkin offerings out there. strong but not overpowering pumpkin and spice flavors throughout. Nice deep orange pour. six pack from Winter Haven ABC. Love the matte finish label art...little rough to the touch, reminiscent of harvest work.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden orange with modest slow-rising carbonation and a slight off-white head, which soon fades to a scattering of foam archipelagos on the surface. Thin, fine-beaded lacing adorns the glass walls in scattered patches.

Aroma: Roasted pumpkin and some understated spices, mainly ginger and cinnamon comprise the aroma, which is a bit subtle

Taste: The taste begins with earthy, woody flavors and roasted pumpkin. As the taste progresses, there are hints of cinnamon and ginger, but subdued, rather than pronounced, thus atypical of the style. The taste is ldry with little sweetness, a little dark caramel vies with stronger woody notes , Towards the close of the taste, the roasted and wood notes intensify a bit. Finishes with a lingering notes of herbal bitterness

Mouth feel: A bit thin and watery, with slight, sharp carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Not bad really, but fails to stand out in the class of Pumpkin Ales, in which many stellar examples can be found.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

In Memoriam: Pumpkin (April 1998 - November 22, 2014) - the best cat ever. We will always miss you.

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Photo of Suds
3.89/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a can, this is an interesting and worthwhile pumpkin ale. It is not overly spiced, cloying, overly sweet, or unbeerlike. It is, however, dark gold in color, with a light malt aroma. Spice is present in the flavor, but it is melded well with a malt and hop character. Medium in body and drinkable. Well done.

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Photo of Marraybay
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Currently still in the middle of pumpkin tasting month, so a fair number of pumpkin brews have come and gone from the tasting glass. This one is unoffending, but not particularly memorable either. (Somewhat like this review!) Still, it scores points for containing the prerequisite seasonal notes in nose and flavor--which a surprising number have failed at--so from that standpoint alone, I need to give this a passing grade. One thing I did note was that the beer seemed to have almost no kick whatsoever: (If I hadn't known better, I might have thought it was a great tasting NA as opposed to a fair seasonal ale.)

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Photo of Glanzman
4.07/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle served in a pint glass.

Pours a nice opaque caramel color with a frothy, white 1 finger head.

Smells of fall spices and bicuitty yeast.

Taste of the same spices and biscuit... But no pumpkin really. Just spices.

Nothing on the back end either, just spice up front.

An ok beer in a field of better ones. Good to buy once just to say you tried it.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.09/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'Tis the season indeed for Pumpin ales, unlike a few months ago when some breweries, stupidly at that, already started releasing their pumpkin beers. Poured out of a 12 oz can into one of my pint glasses. This beer pours a clear, medium deep amber color with a fluffy looking, slightly off-white head that is about an inch thick when first poured and that settles too quickly IMO to a medium surface coating film layer of foam along with a medium ring lining the inside of the glass and not a whole lot of lacing. Aromas of toasted, bready malt with hints of brown sugar and molasses that gives way to nutmeg and clove and of course some pumpkin. Has a bready, just slightly toasted, caramel malt sweetness that gives way to the aforementioned hints of molasses and brown sugar followed by clove and nutmeg and then of course the pumpkin. The pumpkin flavor is not overly strong, but it is nicely there. I like that this is real, actual pumpkin and not pumpkin pie spice. Rounded out with a slight touch of hops. Has a slightly crisp, yet also smooth and frothy, light to medium bodied mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish. Easy to drink in a good way. Pretty solid take on a pumpkin ale here!


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Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Clear orangeish brown. Beige head during pour, really thin lacing on top after.
S: Pumpkin spice - nice blend of nutmeg and cloves. Definitely there but not overwhelming.
T: Robust, tastes a bit darker than I anticipated. Pumpkin flavor and spice are, again, present but not overwhelming. Less pumpkin pie than a number of other pumpkin beers. Slightly bitter aftertaste in the throat.
F: A little thin and smooth.

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