Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.95/5 rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
S - Wonderful, full pumpkin spice aroma. A slight hint of malt with any hop presence masked by the spice. Kind of like a boozy ginger bread cookie.
A - Clear orange with a quarter-inch off-white head and little lacing.
T - Upfront, a combination of pumpkin pie spice and hop bitterness (to a lesser extent). Bready, biscuity malts in the background provide a good base for the spice. A sugary sweetness emerges along with alcohol as the beer warms. A semi-sweet finish.
M - Medium carbonation. Moderate body. Alcohol warming present.
O - To me, the true test of a pumpkin beer is the ability to remind one of Fall and the feeling of Halloween. Upon reviewing this beer at the end of December, I was immediately taken back to feeling of attending Halloween parties and handing out candy to trick or treaters. This is a very well done pumpkin ale that is perfectly spiced and well balanced. A staple of the Fall. I look forward to it every year.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2011 01:22:28 | More by FattyJLE
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