Monday, October 25, 2010

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale - Beer Review

It's fall and time for some fun fall seasonal beers. Punkin Ale is Dogfish Head's most popular seasonal beer. Is this good like pumpkin pie or scary like Halloween? Is it a trick or a treat? Tune in and find out!

Partial Transcript: "On Tap -- Punkin Ale

Hi. I'm James Knott and today we are drinking Punkin Ale from the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. This beer Dogfish Head's top-selling seasonal release. It has been brewed every fall since 1994 -- before the brewery was even open for business. You can find it around September 1st each year and the brewery claims that it is usually sold out before Thanksgiving.

This beer is 7% Alcohol by volume and 28 International Bitterness Units. The brewery describes it as "a full-bodied brown ale brewed with real pumpkin, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg." Pay attention to the alcohol because some of it comes from the fermentation of the organic, brown sugar.

Real pumpkin meat is added to the beer during the mash process.

Q&A -- Does this have more or less pumpkin flavor than you were expecting? Are the spices prominent in the flavor? Does this remind you of pumpkin pie?

Punkin Ale gets a (???) on the BBA scale. Do you like pumpkin beers? What's your favorite? Let us know in the comment section. Thanks for watching. I'm James Knott and this is your Better Beer Authority."


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