Dogfish Head Punkin Ale secondary Review by D.P.

Label – Punkin Ale – Dogfish Head
ABV – 7%
Appearance – Copper color,  almost the color of pumpkin pie.
Smell – Smells like barf.
Taste – A rush of spices,  not necessarily a pleasant start.  Tastes like it smells.  Mellows out to a more tolerable middle and finish.  Strong taste of alcohol.  A very slight suggestion of pumpkin pie at the finish.
Mouthfeel – Perfect.
Drinkability – Worth a try….ignore the smell.
Notes – Now I know how Linus felt;  waiting all night for the Great Pumpkin,  only to be vastly disappointed.
My call – 3.0


Saranac Pumpkin Ale Secondary Review by D.P.

Label – Saranac Pumpkin Ale  –  Matt Brewing Co., Utica N.Y.
ABV – ?
Appearance – Rich copper color.
Smell – Spices and sour yeastiness,  strong clove presence.
Taste – Spicy start,  spicy middle,  spicy finish,  spicy aftertaste. I don’t taste any pumpkin.
Mouthfeel – Pleasant.
Drinkability – Tasty, yes,  but a little overbearing after a while.  One is sufficient.
Notes – Drink one of these with your favorite witch and maybe you’ll get a treat!
My call – 3.0

Sam Adams Octoberfest Secondary Review by Z.P.

Sam Adams
ABV – ?
Appearance – Nice orange color. Like Fall, and pumpkins.
Smell – Like malts and sweet grains.
Taste – Delightful. Layers of maltyness followed by sweet and lingering aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – Amazing.
Drinkability – Give me 4 more thanks.
Closing Notes – I want this beer all year round, the end.
Overall – 4.5

Dundee Pale Bock Lager Secondary Review by D.P.

Label – Dundee Pale Bock Lager – Rochester, N.Y.
ABV – 6.2%
Appearance – Crisp clear golden color,  nice head,  etc.
Smell – Rich malt smell with hints of vegetation.
Taste – Sweet start,  caramelly middle,  potent alcohol finish,  mildly sweet aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – As one of my early dates said while in the back seat at the passion pit, “Mmmm….feels pretty good!”
Drinkability – A well balanced bock;  nothing overpowering,  sure I’d drink another.
Notes – Dundee makes good bock,  yeah!
My call – 3.5

Dundee India Pale Ale Secondary Review by D.P.

Label – Dundee India Pale Ale – Rochester,  N.Y.
ABV – 6.3%
Appearance – Straw color,  ample head,  very nice looking.
Smell – Citrusy yumminess.
Taste – Strong hop presence at the start.  Quick beer-like middle followed by a sharp stab of alcohol and an extended bitter finish interposed with little flecks of sweetness…..interesting.
Mouthfeel – Good.  Kind of sticks to the insides of your cheeks.
Drinkability – Go for it. (A classic timeless expression.)
Notes – Anyone who disagrees should be on the alert for a flying dropkick at any moment.
My call – 3.5

Dundee Kölsch-Style Ale Secondary Review by D.P.

Label – Dundee Kölsch-Style Ale – Rochester,  N.Y.
ABV – ?
Appearance – Sharp,  light straw.
Smell – Tart and sweet maltiness.
Taste – Sweet,  faint honey sensation,  slight bitterness late in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – Exquisite,  refreshing.
Drinkability – Absolutely.
Notes – Dog on the label alert!  Sampling this beer for the first is like going to see the school band perform and finding out that Led Zeppelin is the opening act! Yeah!
My call – 4.5

Dundee Stout Secondary Review by D.P.

Label – Dundee Stout – Rochester N.Y.
ABV – ?
Appearance – Dark, dense,  almost black.  Frothy head like a root beer float.
Smell – Malty,  sweet,  fresh baked bread.
Taste – Caramel,  coffee,  aftertaste of toasted things.
Mouthfeel – Thick and creamy.
Drinkability – Like the label says,  “dark and drinkable”.
Notes – I’m so overwhelmed I’m just blurting out random, senseless words like, “Brownie!  Girlfriend! and Magic Marker!”
My call – 4.0