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Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

4,540 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4540
Reviews: 1914
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.63%


Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, organic brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 09-26-2002)
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vcoggins

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly dark orange color with an off white head. Smells like the typical pumpkin spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Also some malty aromas. Taste is pumpkin, spices, sugar, nutty and malty. Mouth feel is smooth with a medium amount of carbonation. I am a fan of pumpkin ale and this is a good pumpkin but not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 22:22:51 | More by vcoggins
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BierJager89

California

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a translucent brownish orange with a mocha ring of head.

S: Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg in the nose.

T: Malty backbone, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg.

M: Medium bodied and smooth enough.

O: A pretty solid and typical pumpkin ale. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:02:43 | More by BierJager89
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a caramel color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Caramel, nutmeg, all spice, clove, brown sugar, bready malts, brown sugar, and real pumpkin.

Taste: Same as above with lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, a little chewy, some lingering bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Enjoyed a lot over the years. Still enjoying it through the winter snow too.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 07:33:27 | More by Flounder57
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dacrza1

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: December 23, 2013... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint...OCCASION: it's me (Vernon Davis) and an 18-point lead against Steven Jackson and Tony Gonzalez for the fantasy championship... APPEARANCE: solid, warm amber body; steady effervescence; nice two-finger head; cloudy white and consistent, attractive lacing... AROMA: cinnamon, allspice and hazel nut front and center; a veritable pumpkin pie in a glass, at least by its smell... PALATE: medium-bodied but feisty--not the usual walk-in-the-ho-hum-fall-forest body of a brown; aftertaste is nuanced and bold...TASTE: robust cinnamon overpowers the pumpkin; secondary nutmeg and allspice develop; the cornucopia builds with hazelnut and sugary ginger... OVERALL: I needed a beer big enough to celebrate a win and strong enough to kick in my teeth if I lose--and lose I did with barely a minute to gp in the game. This beer delivers what football so often does, a comfortable yet visceral drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 06:10:47 | More by dacrza1
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My pour yields a finger of cream colored head. Holding the glass up to the light, I notice the body is a burnt orange color. The head shrinks down pretty quickly, leaving a ring and a bit of froth. Lace is noted.

Brown sugar, pumpkin and malt are all noticed. Pumpkin pie spices are also strong.

The flavor is a malty take on pumpkin pie. One can taste musky pumpkin with nutmeg and brown sugar.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. It seems like it's going to be refreshing, but actually dries out the tongue rather quickly.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 02:31:45 | More by CFHMagnet
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JayQue

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice Pumpkin Ale. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium size off white head. Average retention and minimal lacing. Smell is fairly mild, a malty beer with some pumpkin and pumpkin spices.

Flavor is pretty solid. A malty beer, the pumpkin and pumpkin spices complement the beer, not overpower it. All the pumpkin pie flavors allspice , nutmeg and cinnamon are present but are not the main feature.

Mouthfeel is crisp and smooth, Goes down very easily and the 7% abv is not apparent.

One of the better pumpkin ales.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 01:16:03 | More by JayQue
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a golden amber with a thin white head. Head disapates quickly leaving some thin lacing.

S - Cinnamon, nutmeg, good amount of malt, & some faint pumpkin.

T - Lots of holiday spices. Good amount of pumpkin flavor. Some light malty sweetness. Slight bitterness in the finish.

M - Light body with high carbonation. Very crisp mouthfeel.

O - One of the better pumpkin ales I've had. Not my favorite style but this was quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 04:33:59 | More by TreyIsWilson
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, 2013 bottling. Pours slightly cloudy deep orange amber color with a 2 finger moderately dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pumpkin, caramel, brown sugar, pear, apple, cinnamon, clove, toast, biscuit, nutmeg, herbal, floral, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good complexity and balance of pumpkin, spice, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, brown sugar, caramel, pear, apple, biscuit, toast, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, herbal, floral, and herbal/yeast earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, pear, apple, brown sugar, caramel, biscuit, toast, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish. Nice and well balanced pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; but seems lacking in flavor robustness; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pumpkin ale. Well balanced pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; but the flavor profile really doesn’t hit all the right notes for me. Still nicely enjoyable and smooth to drink overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 21:41:37 | More by superspak
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silverking

Florida

3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- clear amber with lots of active carbonation. Fluffy off white head that fades fast.

S- cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin. Nice toasty malt backbone.

T- brown sugar, pumpkin, nutmeg. The finish is nutty and malty.

M- creamy, rolling carbonation.

O- not bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 02:56:17 | More by silverking
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Dafixa

California

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a tap night special while in addison TX at the Flying Saucer.

A - Amber with good clarity nice head.

S - Pumpkin, Holiday Spice

T - Good Holiday taste without being over the top spicy

M - Good consistancy

O - I liked it a lot.

They sold out both kegs in 1/2 hour!

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2013 19:17:59 | More by Dafixa
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 12oz bottle left behind by my brother in law.

A - Amber with good clarity and a fluffy white head. A steady stream of rising bubbles. Good lacing.

S - Holiday spice and a hint of pumpkin.

T - Nice holiday spices without being over the top. The malt and hop bitterness still play a role. Crisp and refreshing with a hint of sweetness.

M - Moderate consistency and carbonation.

O - I'm not big into pumpkin or spiced beers but I enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 16:33:41 | More by GJ40
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium amber in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some burnt orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly more than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg and cinnamon) over the top of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel malts with a moderate to significant amount of brown sugar sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of pumpkin and light to moderate flavors of pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg and cinnamon). Hints of bitterness that fades almost immediately.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable (probably one of the first pumpkin beers that I decided to try and a long time coming to write the review). The alcohol is well hidden and the beer really reminds me of pumpkin pie.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 02:30:10 | More by dbrauneis
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Huffs

New York

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass, nice full head developed with good retention and lacing. Appearance was a clear, maybe slightly hazy, orange / amber color. Aroma had notes of spice and hop with some floral characters. Taste had a strong spice character, nutmeg and some cinnamon, with some toffee and hop notes. Mouthfeel was medium to full with some creamy characteristics. Aftertaste was dry with some lingering spice effects.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 00:44:27 | More by Huffs
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seydou

South Africa

3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bottle into a very festive orange coppery color. I don't get much of a smell off of this one. Taste is immediately very autumn-refreshing. Sweetness with a good dose of the alcohol taste of the 7% coming through. The pumpkin flavor hits midway through the taste and not overpowering or chemically not many pumpkin beers. The pumpkin lingers with a bit of bitterness. It's good, not great.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 02:52:15 | More by seydou
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BethanyB

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A hazy orange, with a filmy, bubbly, light-gold head that does not persist. In other words, a bit of a warning label, but I usually find such things to be subjective false alarms.

Smell: A magical mix of spices takes me back to holidays at my parents' house. Sappy, but true. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and other Christmassy flavors you would find in either warm apple cider or a nice mulled wine. With all the spices, it would be nice to have some malt, hops, melanoidins, or esters on the nose, however.

Taste: Holy smokes! A pumpkin ale that actually tastes like pumpkin! Even a nice pie crust flavor comes through. The aforementioned spices are all present, as is an interesting dull bitterness that seems to come from a high amount of toasted malt as opposed to hops. My guess is that a bit of caramel malt would round things out for me a bit more.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body and medium-high carbonation make this more spritzy than other pumpkin ales. But despite the carbonation and noticeable bitterness, the finish isn't dry. Rather, it's clean and smooth.

Overall: Really, the best pumpkin ale I've had to date, although that isn't saying much since I'm hardly a pumpkin ale fan. Impressed by the well-blended mix of nostalgic spices and the actual presence of pumpkin flavors! However, I do feel there is some room for improvement. As tasty as those spices are, their large presence makes thigs a bit unbalanced.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 13:48:07 | More by BethanyB
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watermelon

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Burnt orange in color with a cream colored head that went away quickly.

S: Lots of sweetness and pumpkin pie spice as well as molasses.

T: Strong in the spices, a little more pumpkin flavor then in the nose but not much.

M: Very creamy but still a bit to watery for my taste. Alcohol is nicely hidden.

O: This is one of the better pumpkin beers Ive had yet. I wasn't super impressed by it, but, I will probably buy this again next year.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 00:45:57 | More by watermelon
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DrJ

Florida

2.78/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Not having had a chance in the past to taste pumpkin-inspired ales, and given the strong (positive) reviews associated with this product, decided to try.

Color is attractive with good head retention, notes of cinnamon and squash on the nose, palate is very odd to me, with notes of spice and gourd, strangely vegetal hops flavor with unpleasantly sweet malt notes reminiscent of artificial maple-flavored syrup, long aftertaste is also unpleasant, with strange vegetal notes.

Would not recommend, which is disappointing given the excellent products made by Dogfish (I enjoy and recommend both their 60- and 90-minute IPAs).

At issue is whether or not my (unpleasant) experience is style-centric or product-centric; nevertheless, based upon this experience, I will not be tasting any pumpkin-styled seasonal beers for a long time. Perhaps I can exchange the unopened bottles for some strong IPAs or hop-centric Pilsners...

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 14:35:12 | More by DrJ
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DevinK

New York

3.24/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Let me start this off by saying I'm a huge pumpkin beer fan, that's the style of beer that originally got me interested in anything other than piss water (Coors, Bud, Miller, etc) after college. I'm not sure why people seem to like this so much, there are a lot of other better pumpkins out there that most people have access to. All in all I'd say its slightly above average but only because there are so many breweries out that make a shitty pumpkin beer only trying to cash in on the style. It's worth trying but for the amount you're spending on a 4-pack of this I'd go for a different pumpkin depending on what you have access to.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 02:23:09 | More by DevinK
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santomark

California

2.48/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

A - Had this both on tap and in the bottle, very little head, disappears almost immediately. Color was very amber, a dark bronze, tainted orange.

S - Definitely, getting fall/autumn smells, sometimes pleasant and unpleasant notes. Faintly sweet, boozy from the alcohol, definitely pumpkin tones throughout the smell; however, the smell ends with this rotting pumpkin smell that hits the nose going into the throat.

T - This did not taste like it smelled. I will simply list the good and the bad. First the good, malted great, very light in the brown ale taste though; however, it does make up for it in other areas. Tasting this reminded me of carving a pumpkin; very reminiscent of the good things in fall. Now for the bad, I have a big issue with the finish. Very flat on the palate, this initially smells like pumpkin, but definitely no pumpkin presence throughout the drink, no sweetness from the brown sugar, this souring spoiled pumpkin finish, it reminded me of walking into the pumpkin patch and the aroma of rotting pumpkin in the field would unpleasantly hit my tongue.

M - Nicely done in the body, a light to medium bodied beer IMO. This is not full bodied. Very light from the pumpkin, the brown sugar gives off little carbonation, and a slight burning sensation if held on the tongue. The mouthfeel is very nicely done as always from DFHB

Overall - I am very disappointed in myself for giving this brew the rating I have. I love DFHB, I love the lengths they go for their consumers and for their own quality of product. However, this was unpleasant at times. I understand what they went for here, but a pumpkin is a squash, and I know they are very floral when opened, but if you bite into a pumpkin, it is very watery, little to no flavor. I can see the purpose of the brown sugar, but I would have liked to have tasted more of a sweetness throughout the beer. This was completely unbalanced. All in all, I will not be having this again. This beer needs to figure out what the hell it's aiming for.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 09:01:18 | More by santomark
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Premo88

Texas

3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(2013 T 13 17 printed on bottle)

L: beautifully clear; orange, like a darker pumpkin; nice 1-inch head with a little stick (poured into pint glass, the head barely pokes up with no stick or lacing); looking at the beer and its clarity for some reason makes me want to try more Dogfish Head brews ... it's quite beautiful, though the lack of head in the bigger-mouthed pint glass is a slight downer

S: pumpkins for sure; grain; brown ale-like

T: something different; a pinch of brown sugar, pumpkin, very dry like a saison; grainly; absense of sweetness noteworthy, as if you're drinking a pumpkin rind; alcohol warms as you get into it; as it warms, spiced tea and some definite sugar; nutmeg lingers and in fact might be the overpowering note

F: solid all around, so much so that the feel helps the overall presentation appreciably

O: different and not bad, but it all seems a bit tamed down ... very dry and bland at times though it gets a bit of holiday feel (sugar, spice, nutmeg) as it warms -- and as my palate adjusted to the notes over the four-pack

a good once-through brew but overall not overwhelmingly good enough to make me want to buy more. if you like a dry quaff, though, this might hit the spot.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 00:30:37 | More by Premo88
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JustinAniello

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours clear orange with a half finger of head. Dissipates to a light cap and sticky lacing.

S - Mostly brown sugar and malt, slightly sweet. No pumpkin or spice at all though.

T - The brown sugar and malt from the aroma are heavy at first. The pumpkin and spice show through on the swallow, very mild. The light astringency of the pumpkin goes well with the bitterness in the aftertaste.

M - Medium body and carbonation, just how I like a pumpkin ale.

O - A smooth beer, but overall rather minimal in what it is offering. Although subdued pumpkins beer are good every now and again (I am a bigger fan of the spicy pie-like styles) this one takes it to the extreme. Good for someone not huge on pumpkin ale, but too light for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 00:04:01 | More by JustinAniello
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Bernoulli

South Carolina

3.26/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark amber with minimal head (ring around the side of the glass).

Understated pumpkin flavor and minimal beer flavor with little staying power. (You get some on the first drink and if you hold it in your mouth). Slight taste of alcohol and some carbonation for the mouth feel.

Can't imagine someone disliking it... but can't see someone having it as their first choice.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2013 22:02:58 | More by Bernoulli
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Dave128

Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured aggressively from a 12 oz bottle into a frosty pint glass. Probably a bit of a mistake since this beer will need to warm up to taste good.

A - Crystal clear amber in color. Head wasn't pronounced on the pour and only a ring remains around the top of the glass. Lacing is pretty low as well.

S - Spices and lots of amber malt - Not too heavy on the pumpkin

T - Complexity is the best part about this beer. It's not particularly pumpkin or spice heavy. You can get a host of different flavors by just swirling it around in your mouth a little bit. At first taste it's nothing special, but it is definitely growing on me (particularly as it warms)

M - A little overcarbonated for the alcohol content and flavors, but suffices

O - A fantastic big fall beer. It's not really the best if you are looking for a heavy pumpkin ale experience. The flavors are subtle but very good. Spices stand out on their own without muddying the entire experience

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 20:32:11 | More by Dave128
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JJStout83

Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice copper (almost like tea) with an effervescent, quickly dissipating head that settles into a perfect little ring around the glass.

S: Pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove - DUH!), mild esters, brown sugar

T: Nutty, a little creamy, earthy nutmeg and cinnamon, some alcohol (rum), caramel & allspice

M: Lively/tingly on the attack. Settles into rummy esters with caramel & pumpkin pie spices. It warms the back of the tongue and throat on the back end.

Overall this is an awesome pumpkin brew. I enjoy how playful this beer is. I get nostalgic for mom's kitchen because it could almost be pumpkin pie in a glass. Huge props to Dogfish Head for their seasonal heavy hitter. You cannot argue with a beer that can invoke childhood memories. I enjoyed this one from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 04:39:04 | More by JJStout83
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magictacosinus

California

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can't believe there's already no bottles left in my distro of this. Oh well, at least I gathered up a few bottles for the season before they all disappeared. Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. I do wish the bottling date was a little clearer, but I'd assume the bottle I had was no older than 3 months.

Pours a classic deep amber DFH color (you know, the one that resembles maple syrup) with some strong orange tinges that I'm hoping is from the pumpkin added to the beer. Contains a bone white head that covers the top of the glass, leaving behind minimal lacing overall. Given the beer's relatively high ABV, this swirls around in a slightly viscous manner, but otherwise it's pretty unassuming as far as pumpkin beers go. I'd never guess there was anything unusual in this by merely looking at it.

Hello, holidays! This is a pumpkin ale, all right - less of that sugary, sweetened pumpkin pie-like beers and far more towards maintaining the vegetal essence of the beer backed with spices. Predominant notes of pumpkin rinds, squash, zucchini, and orange peel meld with spices consisting of nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and slight pepper and vanilla. Definitely a sharp sweetness from the booze and spices at the finish, but the vegetal character of the beer is very refreshing and delightful in many ways. There's a bit of a caramel, husky sensation that appears at the end, but for some reason so many DFH beers I've had have always provided that flavor. Otherwise, I'm enjoying the fresh pumpkin flavor here overall.

The flavor is nearly on par with the aroma, except that it displays a little bit more fruitiness as well as syrupy sweetness that becomes more present in the finish. At first, there's obvious vegetal notes of toasted pumpkin and squash, which then meld with the brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and nutmeg flavors right at the finish. Orange peel, grapefruit, and pine seem to come in, but the spices are definitely overpowering. The caramel finishes everything off from the grains, but while it works, the aforementioned husky flavor from the grains is still a bit pervasive. Ends a little bit syrupy, with notes of slightly burnt brown sugar, but otherwise this is actually a pretty solid pumpkin beer offering. Feels great, although I do think the spices did some strange things, texture-wise, to the grains at hand. Oh well - I'd imagine pumpkin beers are harder to brew than we take for granted.

Another nice seasonal offering from DFH - from all of the pumpkin beers I've had so far during the holidays, this one is very welcome in my fridge and would work very well with food - especially what people tend to eat during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Vegetal, spicy, and slightly sweet, this is more the direction that I like these kinds of beers to head towards. Recommended for those wanting to try a good quality, mass marketed pumpkin ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 00:22:35 | More by magictacosinus
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