Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Punkin Ale

Kanye West is a jackass! Everyone knows that, so let's move on. The better part of the story is that President Obama said as much in off-the-record remarks. And the even better part of the story is that those remarks were made public. I'm so sure it's hard for Obama to hold back his regular person comments out of respect for the office. I found this little gem of a blog post when I typed something like presidential cursing into Google--check it out. I just can't wait to see what the White House has to say, but I'd never let ABC or CNBC interview the President ever again.

While we're talking about Obama, we may as well mention Vice President Biden. Now this guy has stuck his foot in his mouth more times than anyone can count, but here's a funny one complete with cursing, him reacting to a Senator that called him "Mr. Vice President," his title. Joe can get away with it though; I think it's actually expected. Cursing is the least of his worries.

Back just one President, when GW was actually still running, he said to VP (to be) Cheney "There's Adam Clymer -- major league asshole -- from the New York Times." To which Cheney replied, "Yeah, big time." Those were also remarks that were supposed to be private and under the radar, but I'm sure the NYT guy earned his reputation, maybe not like Kanye, but in his own right. Funny Stuff!

Tonight I'm drinking Punkin Ale brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. I guess I can finally concede that it is possibly time for a pumpkin beer, with Halloween just a month and a half away. Let's see what these dudes came up with.

The aroma has lots of pumpkin and tons of spicy nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavors start out the same with pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon, pretty sweet as well. You will also get a big initial maltiness. Some hops do take some of the sweet away, and this beer is balanced very nicely. I must also say this is a very creamy beer. The 7% alcohol is noticeable but just barely and provides a slight kick at the end, along with just a little more pumpkin aftertaste. Definitely my favorite pumpkin beer to date after a handful on non-memorables that I've tried. Get yourself one of these.

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The closest I got was Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale you can get at Trader Joe's.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

I never saw so many pumpkin beers before as I have this "Fall" but that could be because I wasn't paying attention.

Scott-TheBrewClub said...

I'd agree with the bee assessment. I think the concept of a pumpkin beer is very cool, but I've found it hard to find a good one. The Dogfish Head Punkin' is the best I've had so far.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

For sure, Scott. One of my favorite pumpkin beers as well.