Name – Punkin Ale
Country – United States
Type – Pumpkin Ale
Appearance – Pours a clear copper amber color with a little white head that was gone pretty quick.
Smell – Spices, spices and more spices. Cinnamon and nutmeg are definitely there (as the bottle says) and you get a pumpkin scent.
Taste – Slightly sweet taste up front, almost like brown sugar then the pumpkin comes in but it is not over powering. There are cinnamon and nutmeg spiciness to it as well but again not over powering.
I am usually not a fan of pumpkin anything really let alone pumpkin beers. They tend to be overbearing on the spices. This one, while containing it’s fair share of spices, has a nice subtle sweetness to it as well that seems to even things out and make it bearable to a non-pumpkin fan. Also I got to finally use my brand new Dogfish Head glass as I wanted my first use to be a DFH brew. While I am in no way now a pumpkin beer fan I found this one some what enjoyable. Maybe one or two for the season.
Overall Grade – B-