It’s officially fall here in Anchorage, so I was feeling like beer socks and a pumpkin ale. I grabbed a favorite, Elysian’s Night Owl, and saw Punkuccino next to it. Always willing to take a chance on a coffee beer, I picked it up too.
The Elysian brew doesn’t disappoint. While I didn’t get an overwhelming pumpkin flavor, Punkuccino offered a strong coffee taste combined with a light, effervescent mouth feel. The best part? A distinctive cinnamon and nutmeg finish. Quite like a dirty chai.
Derek’s take was “that’s a lot of coffee.”
My take was “Christmas beer with coffee added.”
Beer Name: Punkuccino
Beer Style: Pumpkin Ale
Alcohol Content: 5%
Purchased From: La Bodega