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Punk'n Harvest Pumpkin AlePunk'n Harvest Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

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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Photo of kenpo23
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle to tulip.

A: Very nice light orange color, slightly lighter than most pumpkin brews.

S: The spices really come through in the smell. The pumpkin smell loses out to the spice aroma, but it still smells more like pumpkin than pie which is a plus in my book.

T: This needs a bit more pumpkin for me, but it still tastes of pumpkin. The pumpkin and spices are well balanced (I just happen to like them more pumpkiny than spicy). The nutmeg is not overpowering which is where pumpkin brews lose me so I would take this over many other pumpkin brews. All in all, it comes together nicely.

M: Very light here, but very good.

I actually have to second OneDropSoup…. This one is a really nice pumpkin brew but come the end of October I would want something a bit more potent both in mouthfeel and pumpkin taste. It makes me very happy when it is still a bit warm out and I’m in the mood for pumpkin beer.

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Photo of AdamBear
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-orange amber with a light tan head

S-adjunct scent of pumpkin and nutmeg. It's faint. It's a dark smell. Not terrible

T-comes in with a slightly bitter taste of bunt grains and just a slight hint of nutmeg and pumpkin. It's just a hint. Plasticy bitter after-taste.

M-creamy medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-this really isn't a good pumpkin ale. The pumpkin is very diluted. It just tastes like an adjunct ale pretty much. 

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Photo of Momar42
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into New Belgium globe

A - clear light copper in color. Minimal head.

S - more of a märtzen aroma than a pumpkin ale. Some spices are present but subdued. Mild pumpkin aroma but also pretty subdued.

T - more pronounced than the nose but still on the mild side. Very little spice is present on the tongue. This is more pumpkin than pumpkin spice for sure. Malty and leaning towards a decent fest bier flavor.

M - medium and creamy. Finish is clean and aftertaste is none existent.

O - lackluster when it comes to pumpkin beers. Bridges the gap between those and a fest beer. Spiciness is low as is the natural pumpkin flavor. Easy to drink and low ABV, but nothing really making me want to session this beer. Pretty average at best. Probably a one and done.

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Photo of Holsie
3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A- pours a clear, beautiful orange/amber. Very little head that dissipates quickly.

S=Light pumpkin and spice. As it warmed and was in the bowl, the aromas really enhanced this beer.

T- Pumpkin and allspice. A little cinnamon. Not overdone but a pleasing amount of pumpkin flavor .

M- Thin and light but the flavor holds on for a bit--unique for some of the pumkins that either are too syrupy or just immediately disappear.

I really liked this one. Not a Weyerbacher and not trying to be. At 4% you can have more than one on a cooler night. So many of the lighter pumpkins really miss on the taste and this one does the style proud. Recommended.

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Photo of OneDropSoup
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint: Nice copper-orange body, transparent, under a finger of soft, khaki head that drops but leaves a thick coating.

At first whiff, a kind of biscuity, pepper pilsner-esque aroma starts off that makes me wonder if they used noble hops, then gives way to a little cinnamon & brown sugar, very subtle. After the head recedes, a kind of orange iced tea character comes out & rests right alongside the breadiness. All the scents are fairly subdued, nothing too strong one way or the other here, but good scents.

Muddled taste, mix of nutmeg, citrus peel, & a kind of husky bitterness with a mild tea background. Some ginger, other spices emerge. Not bad, but not terribly distinct & the bitterness is a little on the strong side.

Crisp, balanced mouthfeel, fuller-bodied than I'd expect a 4% beer to feel. A little acrid at the end, but not terribly so.

Not a bad go at it. I can't say there's a lot too memorable about this one, but I enjoyed it nonetheless & it's still enough to put me in the mood, kind of a good "summer pumpkin" beer, if you will.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Light and amber in body with a 1/4 inch of sticky white head.

S - Light on spice also with grain and pumpkin seed shining though.

T - Taste is light and refreshing, almost like Pumpkin head but more refined with cinnamon, allspice, grain, squash, and little to no hops (malt forward)

M - Light my only complaint is this fall classic never should be sessionable.

Overall I agree with others that even though this beer isn't bad it's not very interesting either. Worth trying and 10x better than Smuttynose's godawful version of a pumpkin ale.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a nice medium orange amber, one finger fine white head and lacing (!), nice constant carbonation. Aroma of pumpkin, pie spices and a vague, faint metallic component. Taste is surprisingly nice, pumpkin, light grain, faint malt, pumpkin pie spices. Light, but quite adequate body. Well integrated. This is not one of the great pumpkin ales, but for a 4% beer is more than respectable. Nicely done, but probably not a repeater because there are more interesting ones out there.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep, cloudy orange brown. White head is thin with ok lace and poor retention.

S - Bright, fruity pumpkin and green apples backed with a nutmeg spice and a honey and sugar cookie sweetness.

T - The profile is lighter and brighter than I expected. Crisp pumpkin, cinnamon, and gingerbread into a quick, dry finish.

M - Light body. Prickly carbonation.

O - I liked the crispness of the flavor profile, but still would have liked a bit more body behind it. Nice drinkability though.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.97/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

orange color was an absolute treat to look at. Some light haze and cloudiness to it, enough to make it look a bit thicker then I thought it would. A nice one inch head of white and fizzy foam came up over the top and settled down nicely into the glass leaving a good amount of side glass lace to mix around with the carbonation that could be seen streaking up.

The aroma was about as rich in pumpkin spice as you could possibly get. Huge notes of spices that just come whiffing up to the surface. This was an enormously good smelling beer. I swear if you could bottle the fall season, it would come close to this I am sure. The flavor was more of the same, rich in every sense of the word. Huge notes here of all spice, pumpkin, and hints of earthy grains.

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Photo of Dope
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A perfectly clear orange pour. Decent offwhite head. Spotty lacing and retention is okay.

S: Pretty much just some pumpkin and a little bit of spice (nutmeg and cinnamon?). Simple and mild.

T: A little bit of pumpkin and spice and not much else. Fairly thin as expected.

M: Thin (it's only 4%). Carbonation is fairly high.

O: Pumpkin session ale for sure. Smell and taste aren't earth shattering but there's nothing wrong with this beer, don't let the low scores fool you. It's just very mild compared to most pumpkin ales. Simple and subtle.

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Photo of fo5s
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a duvel green tulip. Bottled 8/3/11.

A- pours a deep orange with hints of ruby. Small 1-finger head. Fairly hazy.

S- sweet pumpkin with a touch of spice.

T- sweet, with a slightly toasted character. Some pumpkin, but little spices to support it. Finishes quickly.

M- effervescent. Body is thin, perhaps a bit too thin.

O- overall a forgettable, albeit decent pumpkin ale. The toasted malt character gives it a bit of Marzen-like feel, making it a nice pumpkin beer to transition from Oktoberfests.

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Photo of KajII
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Lager glass]

The pour was a murky medium amber brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy white head that was fully diminishing but left behind some nice spotty residue which allowed for some good lacing that was left sticking to the glass.

The aroma was very light of a toasted biscuit malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin.

It tasted mildly sweet with just a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar in the beginning and finished mildly bitter with a note of nutmeg and a pumpkin presence at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow, then faded quickly.

Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and watery yet slightly dry in texture with a prickly carbonation.

Overall a refreshingly mild brew with a nice dose of flavor that is not overdone.

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Photo of WestValleyIPA
4.07/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Stone IRS tulip. Pours a nice dark orange/amber color, little to no haze, and a good finger of head that dies in about a minute. The lacing is better than average. Very sticky. On the nose, straight up the meat of a pumpkin pie. Not the browned top, caramely part, but the middle of the pie, the moist part. Cinnamon, nutmeg and gord smell are prevalent. A light sweetness. On the palate, it's Thanksgiving, with bubbles. Light pumpkin flavor up front, spices round out the middle (mostly cinnamon and nutmeg like the nose) and a mild hop bitterness to round things out. Maybe a little thin on the mouth, and overly carbonated, but you gotta work around the 4% abv. Lots of flavor packed into this little guy. In the upper tier of pumpkin beers for me.

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Photo of JizackFH
2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - This beer pours a nice dark copper color. Even with a fairly aggressive pour this only yields a small finger of off white head. The head has okay retention, and leaves a few specs of lace behind.

S - It smells mostly of cinnamon and nutmeg, with a little bit of pumpkin. There is a bit of some sour tartness to it as well.

T - The taste starts off with some light malt flavors and some pumpkin. There is some cinnamon and nutmeg here as well. There is a big earthy flavor too. Finish leaves some lingering earthiness and spice behind.

M - This has a medium body and decent carbonation. It goes down fairly easy and has a pretty smooth feel. There is some tingling from the spices and some earthy bitterness.

O - This has decent drinkability. The flavor is alright and it goes down pretty good. Overall, this is an alright pumpkin beer. the flavors just aren't really working for me, mostly due to the earthiness. I still think it is worth trying though, but I won't spend money on it again.

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Photo of Bfarr
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber and thin tan head with poor retention. Pumpkin and spice aroma, mostly spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, etc). Very spicy but smooth with light sweetness and a pumpkin finish. Slick, smooth feel with moderate carbonation.

The focus is definitely on the spice with this one, which I prefer but it’s certainly not overdone. Just an easy, smooth spice and pumpkin beer that anyone could enjoy. No off flavors or dominant malts at all.

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Photo of huxcrunner
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap it was pretty good, it had a nive maber. Color would have liked to see more head and retention in the glass but sometimes you can't have it all the taste was balanced compaired to other pumpkin beers I've had this season and did not have an overpowering spice or pumpkin notes to it. Overall this beer was pretty good worth a shot if you enjoy this style otherwise you may want to go wwith someother fall seasonal beer

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Photo of cbarrett4
3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a lineup with other pumpkin ales:

Really a disappointing beer considering how much I enjoyed their Jacked up Pumpkin. Pours an average amber/brown with decent head that quickly faded to an average lace.

Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, and not much else. Pleasant enough, though not complex.

The flavor centers on the spice and brown sugar, not really getting a lot of pumpkin. Kind of tastes like those commercial styles of pumpkin ales.

Texture is thin and lackluster. Really not a lot to talk about here. If there was a touch more body, then this would be a decent pumpkin ale alternative.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Reddish-orange colored with a thin cream colored head and some spotty lacing.

S: I get a hint of pumpkin with a lot of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Maybe a bit of hazelnut as well.

T: I definitely wanted a little more from the pumpkin in this one. Starts some bready malts and baking spices with a hint of grain and then moves more towards the pumpkin and cinnamon flavors. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but it's really drinkable. Not a bad pumpkin ale at all.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Whole Foods in Paramus since I have never tried this before and they were the only place around here that had this in stock. I don't like my Pumpkin Ales to be too spicy or complex and thankfully, this fir that bill. While this didn't blow me away, it was very easygoing and appropriate for the cooler nights as of late. At the same time, nothing about this stood out, but I tend not to expect much from this style going in!

This had an almond hue and not a lot of head to it, while the lacing was hardly anywhere to be seen. The mouthfeel was watery and aside from some pumpkin, vanilla, and cream, there wasn't much to the taste either. Not a lot of carbonation but just enough to remind me that this was beer and that this was light enough not to take too seriously. Not much spice in this either, which would have taken away from the taste had any cinnamon or nutmeg been overly present.

A session beer for this time of the year probably doesn't get any more apparent than this. It's not the best option out there but now that I have a few of these in my fridge, it's nice to know that I can crack one open and just enjoy it, without getting all complex or waxing poetic. Once in a while, that's not a bad thing and although I'm still not a huge fan of this style, it's always good to have something like this available during the peak foliage season!

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Photo of claytong
3.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

appearance - honey orange, minor haze, medium to thin head for the style, lacing is solid though.

smell - actual pumpkin, not spices. caramel malts, dark grains. maybe some cinnamon. all is light and nothing stands out greatly

taste - repeat with some grass. very light, maybe this is nice in october in texas but not in colorado.

mouthfeel - good carbonation, light body, not what i wanted out of a pumpkin ale though. all around very light and airy.

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Flatbread Community Oven, Meridian ID. Served in a chilled shaker.

A: Pours a clear golden/dark honey color, creamy lacing, and little pockets of carbonation.

S: I get pumpkin but its soft, pleasant and not overpowering. Smells like the meat of a pumpkin or the filling of a pumpkin pie. Besides that I get whiffs of caramel, some vegetable smells, and spices...nutmeg for sure. Bready. Reminds me of a pumpkin muffin.

T: Lines up with the nose; pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger, caramel, some hop bitterness. More sweet than vegetable-y but not in an artificial way. Pretty light and watery.

MF: Crisp, clean, refreshing. Good carbonation and light body.

O: Pleasant because it doesn't smack you in the face with pumpkin, but the pumpkin is there and its not artificial.

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Photo of farrago
3.92/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mildly whipped up one finger head of mixed bubble sizes, fades away quickly to leave a thin coating across the surface, the lacing is wispy and not longlasting either. The liquid presents a pretty orange bronze color with a brown tint, moderate transparency and only a few visible bubble beads. The nose features much more spice than outright pumpkin, loads of cinnamon and ginger scents as well as flowers and lemon peel, has a brisk and penetrating feel to it, cleansing presence in your nostrils. Medium-bodied with a fizzy, if clipped, carbonation which stirs things up during the mouth entry. Here the pumpkin comes through much clearer along with a vanilla to whipped cream aspect. This not to diminish the sharp spices, no denying them from start to aftertaste. The white citrus larger while there’s also bread crust and straw notes, more “hoppier” than “hoppy” per se. Well-integrated and thirst quenching, delivers the flavors you expect without overdoing it.

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Photo of nimrod979
3.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a bronze amber with a slight haze. Small white head that slims down to just a ring around the glass.
Aroma is pretty big here. Pumpkin spice, nutmeg. Slight vanilla aroma but mostly spicey smelling.
Taste is a bit lighter than the aroma would lead you to believe. Once again, spicy, with a touch of sweet. Good pumpkin flavor. The big thing holding it back is that with such a low ABV, the taste is a little watery and washes out the finish of the beer.
Lighter bodied than most pumpkin beers I've had with a rather fizzy, over-carbonated mouthfeel. Definitely not a bad beer. Has a pretty solid flavor and easy to drink just a little too watered down for me.

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear amber with two-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a while. Nice lacing.

S: Pumpkin and spice. Malty and gassy.

T: Light sweetness and bitterness to balance. Pumpkin and spice. Grassy hops.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Crisp and dry.

O: Descent pumpkin ale. Better than I was expecting from the reviews, but not great. Pretty average.

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Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bukowski's (Cambridge)

A: The pour is a lightly hazed dark amber/copper color with a finger of off-white head.

S: Pretty much what you would expect. Heavy on the pie spices such as all-spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. There might be a little bit of vanilla in there, but minimal pumpkin. Plenty of toasted malt and caramel, too.

T: The flavor is very similar to the aroma with plenty of spice character. Heavy on the pie spice flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and all-spice. Creamy caramel and toasted bread add a nice sweetness.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: A rather well done pumpkin beer, I thought, at least. Certainly better than a lot of the other ones out there.

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