Lakewood Punkel Dunkel

punkelLakewood Brewery is located near Dallas in Garland. They have an interesting seasonal I encountered at Double Wide this weekend called Punkel. This is a Dunkel (Dark) beer with a lot of Malt and Pumpkin style spices in it. It’s a smooth beer to drink, smells like Fall and taste like pumpkin with spices of ginger,cinnamon, nutmeg. It is a dark cloudy color with a short head and not very carbonated.

I really liked it, but I thought the spice was a little on the heavy side. I would say this is a great one drink beer and would pair well with a dessert. It is a must try if you like maltier beers with a twist.

Alcohol by volume: 5.4%

Lakewood’s description:

We put the Punk in the Dunkel. Dunkels are dark lagers with a smooth malt flavor. We kick it up with some pumpkin spice for an easy drinking German session beer. Perfect for those fleeting Texas fall days spent watching the grackles fly south to their favorite grocery store parking lots.

Food Pairings: Fall fare like Venison, Corny Dogs and Halloween candy.

I give it 3.5 out of 5.

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