Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by musicman575:
3.25/5 rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I was sold on this beer last year. It made such an impression. They have it on tap again this year at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Another year of experience has changed things for me :( I better quit drinking beer, or no.
The head looked good initially, but something in the body must be antifoam because it didn't want to stick around. Dark amber opaqueness is alright.
Nutmeg and allspice are such a presence in the nose, but are covered up in the taste. Strong booze, molasses, and spruce shadow everything else. It almost tastes like a lighter version of Anchor's 2010 christmas beer. Where's the pumpkin? There's a bit of savory squash in the finish, but herbal, piny hops make their presence known until the taste clears. There's a bit of a lactic acid that shows up at the start and lingers.
Whatever carbonation is left helps the beer to melt over the tongue.
Serving type: on-tap
09-17-2011 05:02:33 | More by musicman575
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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 4,737 ratings.