Is it the weekend yet? It just hasn’t been a great week. I’m seriously looking forward to the weekend. I don’t really have any plans (well, there are a few beer festivals, but I may just chill at home), but I definitely will appreciate relaxing at home. So, tonight’s brew seems to at least fit the weather. I love pumpkin beers, but I tend to be pretty picky. Let’s see how this one fares tonight.
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Amber hued Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with real pumpkin and pale, Munich, and caramel malts. Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice are flawlessly combined with the subtle taste of pumpkin for the most deviously enticing Autumn brew.”
Random: I’m watching the Crossfit games again on ESPN. I seriously love watching things like that. It’s probably because I’m a bit of a gym rat.
This brew poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated relatively quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was an orange-brown, clear color with mild carbonation. The nose of this beer was absolutely delightful. It was filled with pumpkin and clove and nutmeg and everything that reminds me of fall…or pumpkin pie. The taste which is quite good, isn’t as good as the nose. The carbonation was moderate with an average thick body. It was coupled with flavors of pumpkin, a lot of clove and then a bit of an alcohol bite. This actually wore off a little bit as it warmed. The spice lasted through the long finish. This was definitely a decent pumpkin brew, but for me, it’s not one of my favorites. The alcohol bite really took away from the spice, which for me, should be dominant in the brew. It’s worth a shot, but there are better out there.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0