Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.9/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drank on Halloween 2011!
This brew is.... Well, pumpkiny. It's a clear orange beer, and there was a small khaki head on top. Not a lot of bubbles present, but it's a lovely looking pumpkin ale. I mean, spoookey looking pumpkin ale!
Lots of spice in this one. Definite nutmeg, allspice, and a little cinnamon. There's also some nice malty sweetness, too. There's a bit of alcohol in the nose, which is kind of unexpected. It's honestly hard to get past these smells, but it's a pumpkin ale - what do you expect?
Follows the nose, but less intense than the nose would lead to to believe. It's got some nice body and residual sweetness, but isn't thick or syrupy in the least bit. The alcohol is surprisingly a little hot, but not over the top. This isn't as intense of a spicy flavor as other pumpkin beers, but it has a nice amount of nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cinnamon flavors. A very tasty brew. Is it pumpkin pie in a glass? Certainly not, but it's definitely pretty pumpkiny.
This is a medium-bodied beer, and finishes dry. The front and middle of the tongue is a nice sweetness, then by the end it's crisp and refreshing. It keeps you coming back for more after each sip. This is a beer that could be served either with a meal or after dinner, and that's a good quality to have.
I vant to drink your blood! That is, if it tastes like this beer... Muahahahaha! In all seriousness, this is one of my favorite pumpkin beers. The style is either hit or miss, and this one definitely is a hit in my opinion. It's not the potpourri-lile pimpkin ale, nor a pumpkin pie-like ale. It's Punkin. Nothing scary about this one.
Serving type: bottle
11-01-2011 00:16:03 | More by MaxSpang
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