Brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Serve at 45-50
A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, organic brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with.
Enjoyed from a DFH Signature glass
A: Beautiful copper body with three fingers of off-white thin head. Very little lacing.
S: Very nice. It’s subdued, but I get spiced pumpkin bread, brown sugar, spices, and natural pumpkin tones.
T: Starts very sweet, giving way to the nutmeg and brown sugar, the pumpkin meat is present, but subtle. The warming finish is a great tug of war between cinnamon and mild alcohol burn. I love the brewer’s restraint in avoiding a syrupy spice bomb. It truly is a seasonally trumped-up brown ale.
M: Medium-bodied, but much thicker than you might think. Medium carbonation takes that warm ethanol all the way down to your stomach. Love the creamy texture.
O: Fall and Halloween are my things, and this seasonal treat gets me excited. Labor Day hits and I’m checking my local Liquor Barn every other day. I love seeing those fluorescent orange four packs stacked right inside the front door. If you’re not a huge fan of these seasonal beers, but want to at least try one – pick Punkin.