Friday, October 9, 2009

Beer Review: Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale

Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale

Brewery: Dogfish Head
Name: Punkin Ale
Style: Brown Ale
ABV: 7%

First Impressions:

Ethan: "Tastes like a crisp Fall day."
Erin: "Fermented liquid pie."

Discussion:

Dogfish Head is one of our favorite breweries for a number of reasons, but perhaps the most obvious is its creativity with ingredients and additives. While pumpkin ale is not unusual, Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale is unusually bold in flavor, more so than other pumpkin offerings we've had in the past. The aroma, like the taste, is extremely smooth, with the brown sugar instantly detectable. There isn't much of a hop presence to speak of, but the spices (allspice, cinnamon & nutmeg) do add a nice bite to temper the sweetness.

Heartily recommended!

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