Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.78/5 rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tried this out at The Brewhaus with some non-BA friends while waiting for my fellow beer geeks to show up.
A - Dirty brown with an orange cast. The head is a moderately sized fluffy white cap, and some good lace is left sporadically around the glass.
S - Oh. Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin. I love me some pumpkin, and this has the aroma down pat. I detect some actual pumpkin innards (the gore that gets all over ya' when scooping out a jack-o-lantern), along with the usual pumpkin pie notes found in beers of this ilk. There is a profound amount of cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg in this aroma. On a chilly wet night like tonight, I'm falling in love with this scent.
T - Like the nose, this is full of pumpkin pie goodness and loads of cinnamon. This is more like a big warm pumpkin cookie than anything else. The alcohol is actually very apparent in the flavor, but I quite enjoy some booze with my flavor and this tastes like some nutmeg laden cookies downed with a snifter of cognac.
M - Medium bodied, tight, firm, and attenuated. Many Dogfish Head beers have a similarly tight alcohol-y mouthfeel, and I think that this boozy warmth helps keep the beers lively when they could easily be sweet and cloying.
D - Killer autumn beer. Honestly this is probably the best pumpkin beer that I've ever had. Damn fine stuff from a damn fine brewery.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2008 06:32:28 | More by pmcadamis
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