Lakewood Punkel

20171011:
The beer smelled like a pumpkin beer. It tasted like one, too. Between the two types of pumpkin beer I'm familiar with, it was more like the spice type and less like the sour type.

Lakewood Punkel - full glass

However, some sips later, I detected the occasional sour taste, possibly from nutmeg.

Overall, it was a solid pumpkin beer. 9:30PM CT

[20171217 Edit]

Lakewood Punkel Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Dunkel

Lakewood Punkel - empty glass & lacing

Relevant Links:
Lakewood Seasonal Beers (Lakewood Website)
Lakewood Punkel (RateBeer.com)
Lakewood Punkel | Lakewood Brewing Company (BeerAdvocate.com)

Website Information:
PUNKEL

SEASON: Autumn (August - October)
STYLE: Pumpkin Pie Dunkel
ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 23
SRM: 19
OG: 1.055
AVAILABILITY: Draft, 12oz bottle (6-pk)
SERVE: Dimpled Mug at 45˚-50˚

Is there a better fall treat than pumpkin pie? Nope, which is why there are so many pumpkin beers out there. But we prefer a beer that compliments a slice of pie rather than drinking a slice of pie, which is why ours is based on the classic dessert, not the gourd. Our twist: Punkel has no pumpkin. It's a dark, malty German lager enhanced by cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger. Perfect for weather only Texans would consider "fall."

TASTING NOTES:
Dark copper hue
Toasted caramel malt
Pumpkin pie spicing
Light to medium body
PAIRS WELL WITH: Smoked Gruyere, Turkey Legs, Food Comas