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Karbach Krunkin Punkin update

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by icetrauma, Sep 17, 2012.

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  1. jbeezification

    jbeezification Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Man you guys (and Lady) really do need to start drinking more. I thought I had a problem but now I feel better about it. 400+ bottles? Thats more than some bars have.
     
  2. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Apr 30, 2011 Texas

    Its unintentional. I want to try everything, but I have so little time to actually consume it. I have maybe 1-3 beers a week at home, but without good company to drink with, I am uninspired to open large format bottles.
     
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  3. jbeezification

    jbeezification Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I completely understand. This week I went to central market and whole foods, I bought two 4 packs and a couple bombers and when I got home there was a package at the door. I really don't drink enough of it and I have my kids half time so its basically impossible to catch up.
     
  4. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Apr 30, 2011 Texas

    I always have my daughter...unless she is in school or I am at work or school. Occasionally I am able to sneak off to tastings...a few more years and she can stay at home alone all day or at night, but for now...I guess I am stockpiling for those days. Or, once the Zombie Apocalypse hits, I will have a nice stash to use as trade bait for guns and ammo. o_O
     
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  5. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    Sounds like we need to have a Woodlands de-hoarding party with our hoards haha.
     
  6. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    I wasn't too impressed with Krunkin Pumpkin personally. It's OK but it's no Pumpkinator. Also for those that <3 the "Pumpkin Pie" taste in most Pumpkin Beers - this tastes like straight Pumpkin there is no Pie in that bottle at all lol.

    Let it warm up a little to get the full effect, don't do this one Ice Cold also - This beer is no slouch it packs a punch...then again I took my Bomber to the head on an empty stomach.

    I took the last 1/8th of my Bomber to marinate some Chicken in...I hope this works.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. champ103

    champ103 Sep 3, 2007 Texas
    Beer Trader

    On tap at Hay Merchant along with Fresh Nugs on cask. I did not ask, but they should do growlers if anyone wants to know/is interested. Krunkin is alright, Fresh Nugs is great.
     
  8. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Aug 16, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Just had Krunkin on tap at Rockwells Tavern. Great beginning but half way through I was left wanting more of a bite or punch at the end. Really wanted more flavor from this beer. Great drinkability but wanted something bolder. Finished the night with Smoke on the Bayou.
     
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  9. Danielbt

    Danielbt May 4, 2012 Texas

    ISO: Krunkin FT: 5.56x45
     
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  10. pawpaw

    pawpaw Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    WFM out on Westheimer/Wilcrest still had the better part of a case on the shelf last night, if anyone's still looking for some.
     
  11. GregSVT

    GregSVT Jul 1, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Anyone know where there is some left? I'm in Houston visiting friends on the west side just outside of the Beltway. Any help would be appreciated. :)
     
  12. pawpaw

    pawpaw Jan 18, 2011 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Check out right above you. If your'e headed to the west side, just stop by WFM out there on Westheimer and scoop as many as you want.
     
  13. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Apr 30, 2011 Texas

    Yes, yes we do!

    I have actually been thinking that starting a new regular tasting group would do it to. Work through 7-10 beers a week or every other week.....
     
  14. GregSVT

    GregSVT Jul 1, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Thanks for the heads up! Picked up a few and some other cans I can't get in Dallas. There was still some Krunkin on the shelf when I left.
     
  15. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Hope ya got some Rodeo Clown.
     
  16. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Aug 16, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Just got back from there - didn't have any left and neither did the Specs on Westheimer nearby.
     
  17. GregSVT

    GregSVT Jul 1, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Definitely...that's the one I really wanted to try. Also got some Hopadillo and the Wheat.
     
  18. jbeezification

    jbeezification Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I have heard this same sentiment said many times. Then they actually drink 'the wheat' and its their new favorite Karbach beer.
     
  19. jbeezification

    jbeezification Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I had Krunkin on tap last night at Brews Brothers and I wasn't really impressed at all. So when I got home I cracked my first bottle of Pumpking and made things right.
     
  20. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    Cracked one last night. It was solid, but really nothing exciting. Now, to trade the other bottle or keep it...
     
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  21. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    Was I right when I said "It's tastes like PUMPKIN, not Pumpkin Pie"?
     
  22. jbeezification

    jbeezification Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I would say thats accurate. I hoped it to be more graham crackery
     
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  23. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    Krunkin Pumpkin was my first real experience with Pumpkin beers and I enjoyed it. It wasn't something that blew me away but I did enjoy the flavor profile and the spice notes. I still have a bottle left over so I can do a side by side comparison with some Pumkinator when I get some.
     
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  24. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    Also to really get the flavor out of it - You need to let it warm up a little bit.
     
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  25. bshaf

    bshaf Jan 15, 2010 Texas
    Beer Trader

    kroger on montrose and alabama has 3 cases kinda hidden in the produce..

    i seriously doubt they will be gone today
     
  26. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    D&Q just tweeted Krunkin Pumpkin
     
  27. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Wait there is still some more left?!?!
     
  28. Clutch131

    Clutch131 Dec 3, 2009 Texas

    I thought it was pretty good and with the belgium yeast a different style of pumpkin ale. Was not my favorite but I would buy one or two each year if I ran across it. I would not run around town hunting it down though.

    Solid local Pumpkin ale but nothing that blew my doors off.
     
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  29. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I wonder how well this bad boy will age. Any thoughts?
     
  30. Clutch131

    Clutch131 Dec 3, 2009 Texas

    In general pumpkin ales really are not good candidates for ageing because you start to lose the spices. I saw a video with Karbach and they recomended drinking it fresh. With that said the base beer may age nicely if you don't mind losing some of the spice.
     
  31. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    My thoughts exactly. A heavy spiced beer will mellow but a balanced beer will fade.
     
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