Once we got back to Tampa, we headed to Smoky Bones for lunch. Apparently it’s some sort of barbecue chain down here. Let me tell you, the ribs were fall off the bone good. I got it with this brisket which was only alright. But, the ribs were just amazing. Anyways, this was the only beer that I hadn’t reviewed that was on tap. Let’s see how this one goes…
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our Pumpkin Wheat seasonal offering combines the smooth taste of Shock Top with the flavors of Fall. We start with a traditional Belgian-style wheat ale and then brew with ripe pumpkins and a variety of autumnal spices, including nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, for a refreshingly smooth beer that fully captures all the flavors of fall.”
Random: I think I could’ve licked my plate, that’s how good those ribs were.
This brew poured with less than a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the pint glass. The body was a slightly hazy orange color with incredibly intense carbonation. The nose was very heavy, too heavy for the beer actually. My nose was assaulted by fall spices: cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg. The taste was very water and overspiced. I got the same notes in the taste as the nose. To add insult to injury, there was way too much carbonation and the body was too light. Oh, another complaint? Throw in some pumpkin. Also, I got no wheat whatsoever. The finish was quick (thankfully) and overspiced. This is probably the worst pumpkin beer that I’ve ever had. They offered a shot of vodka to go with this one and you might need it, to wash the nasty taste out of your mouth.
Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0