Sunday, October 19, 2008

What I'm drinking today?

What am I drinking today? I usually post it over there on the right, for all the world to see. I figured a list would be a little easier to do. Not to mention a lot less time consuming. I really don't have the desire to critique every beer I drink, because I drink so many.

To keep up with my ongoing theme, "Man Crush on Sam Calagione", I am going to recommend his latest seasonal creation, Punkin Ale. What will he come up with next?

Did I like it? Yes. Is it good? Yes. Would I recommend it to others? Yes.

I love to talk about beers and try to get my friends and family to try a real beer. The person who I try to persuade more than anyone else is my wife. Usually, all it takes is a sip and I know she hates it. But here reaction to Punkin Ale stumped me. It wasn't until she asked for a second try that I knew I had a winner.

I am not a fan of flavoring beers with stuff. I think the Germans got it right centuries ago with the Reinheitsgebot. However, Dogfish Head has made it an art. I have had some bad pumpkin beers in my time, but this is by far the best of them. You can smell, and taste the slight hint of pumpkin, without it overpowering your senses. There is a great balance between the malt, pumpkin, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Overall, it is a very drinkable beer.

There you have it. A beer critique.

- Cheers


Practically Joe said...

Our Pumpkin beer is so popular we brew it all year round. I wish you could try ours.

Good Burp said...

I wish I could try yours. YOu can send me a bottle, or a growler. It I ever make it to the east-coast again, I am going to stop by and buy you a beer!