Lakewood Punkel | Lakewood Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakewood Brewing Company
Texas, United States
lakewoodbrewingcompany.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mora2000 on 11-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
15.49%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of BrewBetterBeer
1.62/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 1.25

This beer has no spices whatsoever. No cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg or ginger... no smell of spices and no taste of spices, none; at all. I question any Reviews saying otherwise.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeschaefer
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark garnet pour with a light brown one-finger head. Aroma of gingerbread, brown sugar and light pumpkin. Taste has a nice balance of malty bread flavor, pumpkin and gingerbread flavors.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.04/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Texasfan549
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WritersBlock
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of acashk
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danielr26
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jovial_Libations
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle. Pumpkin ales tend to come in two types: The dry type that tends to replicate more of a simple pumpkin taste and the sweet variety that tastes more like a spiced pumpkin pie. Its the second kind I prefer by far and this one does it well.

L - Dark brown with adequate carbonation and excellent retention.
S- Just like sweet pumpkin pie. Spot on!
F- Well balanced and drinkable. Fully flavored but not difficult to consume several in one sitting .
O - A well crafted pumpkin ale from a brwery that excels in sweet, dark ales. Their "Witch" pumpkin beer also happens to be one of my favorite of this variety.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.89/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

BOTTLE: Purchased in Austin, Texas and aged for a year. 12 fl oz brown glass. Branded black pry-off crown cap. Appealing label design.

Reviewed live as a pumpkin spiced dunkel per the label. Great premise. Served cold into a snifter and allowed to come to temperature over the course of consumption.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: One finger wide. Off-white/pale khaki colour. Foamy, frothy, and creamy. Retention is good - about 6 minutes.

BODY: Amber-brown. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible. Translucent but nontransparent. Has a nice glow to it.

It's a decent looking dunkel, but isn't neatly within style conventions.

AROMA: Pumpkin pie spicing is abundant, with notes of powdery cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Amber malts and wheat fill out the malt profile.

Attractive. Aromatic intensity is above average.

TASTE: Pumpkin pie spice is present, but the build is a bit of an aimless mess. Wheat disappears beneath the amber malt backbone. Notes of bread crust fill out the body nicely. I think the pumpkin pie spice clashes with the dunkel build.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, light-bodied, somewhat refreshing, well-carbonated. Doesn't elevate the beer as a whole or accentuate specific notes.

OVERALL: Drinkable and enjoyable, but pleasant as it is, I don't want a second bottle. I hoped for better given Lakewood's involvement and the strength of the premise, but this falls a bit short. I like it, but the execution just isn't there. Maybe aging it was a bad call on my part.

C

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Photo of MicTar
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brettskies44
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ccokro341
1.24/5  rDev -65.1%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of kylehay2004
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigTravor
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WTKeene
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear deep amber with a thick lacy off white head.

Nose is pretty much just straight pumpkin pie spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.

Crisp carbonation and medium bodied. Has a lingering spice and some malt breaks in which is nice.

Probably not the best base dunkel but with the spices it's hard to tell. Tastes good enough.

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Photo of nathanmiller
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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Lakewood Punkel from Lakewood Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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