Seeing as it’s October and officially fall, it probably comes as no surprise that this month’s beer of the month is a seasonal pumpkin ale – Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. I know that the thought of pumpkin beer makes some people cringe, but that might be because they’ve only tried the pumpkin beer that tastes extra artificial, like if a pumpkin pie was bottled – eww. I think that the key to a great pumpkin beer is not hitting you over the head with pumpkin flavor. A good pumpkin beer should still taste like beer, and be more beer than pumpkin.
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale isn’t overly pumpkiny and is more spicy and slightly sweet (like brown sugar) than anything else, but importantly, it still tastes like beer. And, it doesn’t taste artificial at all, which makes it easy to drink (I can easily palate two to three of these guys in one sitting). In fact, this beer tastes like fall, if fall could be bottled.
This beer is delicious so get it while you can because it’ll be gone before you know it!