Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.6/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Orange color suitable to a pumpkin beer.
Smell: Not too heavy on the pumpkin and spice aroma. I get a slight whiff of alcohol.
Taste: More like a nice brown ale, less like a pumpkin beer. You can tell the pumpkin/spice flavors are there if you are looking for them, but they are quite subdued.
Mouthfeel: Moderate in body. A little tingly alcohol presence, but not in an offensive way.
Drinkability: This is rather drinkable for a pumpkin beer in the way that the pumpkin flavors do not overwhelm, but a couple would be plenty with the 7% alcohol.
Overall, this is one of the lesser pumpkiny pumpkin beers I've had. This is not necessarily good or bad; it all depends on what you're looking for. The 7% makes this beer a nice midpoint between the many pumpkin beers in the 5% range and the bigger imperial pumpkins that rock the boat with 9%. The bottle doesn't lie when it states that this is a full-bodied brown ale, first and foremost. It just also happens to be a little pumpkin flavored.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2009 19:40:28 | More by Josievan
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