Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by DeFaz:
4.43/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Apperance: Pours a light orange color (lighter than I expected) with a medium head that leaves behind great lacing.
Smell: This is the best part of pumpkin ales, and this beer delivers. Pumpkin is placed into moderation by allspice, nutmeg, malt, hops, and alcohol.
Taste: Fantastic. The pumpkin is an ingredient here rather than the whole beer itself, and the other flavors, including the bite from the alcohol, work with it. Allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon add just enough spice to compliment the pumpkin and malt.
Mouthfeel: Smooth despite being on the thin side. Carbonation is low, allowing the flavors to shine. I wonder as I drink this why so many pumpkin ales drown out the flavor with excessive carbonation.
Overall: There is no consensus as to what is the best pumpkin ale, but there sure are a lot of opinions. This and Pumpking are on the short list of the best in my opinion. This is pricey at $8.99/four, but this truly is excellent. This beer succeeds by doing less of what other pumpkin ales do (others often have too much pumpkin, not enough balance of pumpkin and spice, too much carbonation, or pumpkin that does not taste fresh). This is a must try.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2013 19:55:35 | More by DeFaz
More User Reviews:
4.31/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - tea, copper, dark burnt orange, carbonation bubbles to the top, white head, mild lacing
S - pumpkin pie and spices, dark sugars, some alcohol, hints or cinnamon
T - can definitely taste the pumpkin and spices, dark sugars, finishes malty
M - creamy, mild carbonation
O - the best pumpkin beer I have had to date, very rich flavors that blend excellently together and are greatly complimented by the smell and creaminess in the mouth feel.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 00:40:09 | More by mthomp081
Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 4,736 ratings.