Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. The brewery recently released it's original piece of artwork to go with this beer, done by Dave Plunkert. Label is simple and says "Punk" on the neck. Bottled in 2011.
Malty aroma with nutmeg. Brown sugar flavors dominate the beginning while nutmeg and cinnamon come in on the next wave. Not lost is a good dose of hoppy bitterness, accentuated by a spirits-like 7% alcohol. The Great Pumpkin didn't really show up to the Charlie Brown special again, not a very noticeable component. Spicy toward the end. Carbonation is high and fine.
So this was good, one of the better pumpkin beers available, though perhaps I didn't really appreciate the alcohol standing out so much. I was thinking out loud to myself and if you can keep this quiet, I'll let you in on a little secret. I think that breweries should stop brewing pumpkin beers altogether. Starting now. It seems that because a few make them, all feel the need. Certainly there are better Fall Seasonal options. No one really enjoys them and most people could easily go three or four or more seasons without drinking any. Anyway, I'm sure you'll tell me why I am wrong. I'd expect nothing less. Next year, no more pumpkin beers unless there is something really compelling and new. Mkay?
Green Mountain Coffee Pumpkin Spice for Keurig Brewers, 24-Count K-Cups
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown DVD