Krunkin Pumpkin | Karbach Brewing Co.

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3.76/5
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183 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
karbachbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by twiggamortis420 on 10-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,245
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
183
pDev:
13.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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12
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Ratings: 183 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of NolaHopHead
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours clean deep amber brown, thick off white head fades to a thin ring, no lace. Rich malty aroma with spices, nutmeg and cloves. Taste has a strong caramel malt flavor, but not overly sweet. The pumpkin and spices kinda smack the sweetness down. Flavors are pretty bold, nutmeg and cloves, but lighter on the cinnamon than most pumpkin ales. Turns a little boozy at the end. Clean crisp dry finish. Good imperial pumpkin brew overall.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeschaefer
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Domvan
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gtermi
3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brett606
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pauldig
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jame515
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WritersBlock
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tbrown60
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamesmk48
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of valkyre65
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of supie12
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is the best pumpkin ale I've had by far. It's from a great local Houston brewery. The taste is like a dark ale of sorts. The pumpkin adds a touch of bitterness that alloys makes this a stout in feeling yet an ale in taste. The head doesn't last long when poured into a glass but it still continues to fizz for a while. Overall I would recommend this and I would buy again.

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Photo of amvrana
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alexpelon
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite seasonals

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Photo of jmills3
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhavey
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.06/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Atlas1
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Admittedly, I have a love/hate relationship with pumpkin ales. I love to try new ones every year, but I'm always slightly disappointed in what I try. It's personal, I know. But I do love seeing them on the shelves because it means the end of a long hot summer (in theory, at least, for Texans) and the beginning of autumn. It's the same way I fell about most seasonal beers. It certainly helps pass the time.

This beer is beautiful. All the colors of a proper New England fall foliage. Deep mahogany, oranges, browns and reddish hues. Just a really pretty beer. The nose is a sightly different story. My wife suggested it has a distinct winter squash and nutmeg scent to it, but I detected a noticeable presence of melocreme pumpkin sweetness here. Not my favorite aroma, but par for the course, I guess, for most pumpkin beers. The taste is not bad, however. Heavy malty sweetness with pumpkin, nutmeg and a hint of clove. Not bad, but again, probably just not my cup of tea. Mouthfeel is crisp up front, but becomes smooth and chewy as the beer warms to room temperature.

On the whole, this is not a bad beer, and a decent example of the style. I may not be a fan of pumpkin beers, but I'll keep trying 2-3 every year just to keep up. Cheers.

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Photo of LouAleHead
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeonardFournette
5/5  rDev +33%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Everything Karbach is good and well worth the money.

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Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.01/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Krunkin Pumpkin from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 183 ratings