Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

Or as I like to call it, twelve fluid ounces of heaven. Now, I realize that this beer as already been reviewed on this site (where it received a four), but if it's ok with all of you, I'd like to throw in my two cents.

Every year, there are two beers that I look forward to. They're both seasonal brews, and they're my two favorite beers. Without a doubt, Punkin Ale is one of these two. With every sip, you taste each and every bit of spice. The brown sugar, the allspice, the cinnamon and the nutmeg, all added in absolutely perfect proportions to each other.

Even when first poured, the small head and copperish color is nothing but inviting. At first sniff, the yummy goodness just attacks (in a good way of course) your nose.

At 7%abv, it's got a half decent kick to it, but that's nothing more than a bonus to me. The real treat is the perfect taste. I'm going to give this beer a very robust 4.5 rating. To me, it's as close to perfect as there can be. But here's the thing, I'm almost glad it's only a seasonal beer. It gives me something to look forward to every fall. And one last tip for you...try this beer on Thanksgiving or next time you have a turkey dinner. Like a fine wine with the perfect porterhouse, Punkin goes absolutely perfectly with a Thanksgiving dinner.

1 comment:

eileen said...

OOOH i need to try this!