Lancaster Brewing Company Baked Pumpkin Ale

Posted: February 13, 2014 in Lancaster Brewing Company, Pumpkin Ale, Reviews

At the end of season, I’m still a sucker for a pumpkin beer that I haven’t tried. Without doing any serious/formal research, I think this is a newer seasonal offering from Lancaster. I found it on tap and I didn’t see any bottles of it, which is odd because we tend to get a lot of Lancaster beers in this area. So, let’s see how this one went.

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ABV: 7.7%

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Have your pie and drink it too! Bold in flavor with a deep amber color, our big Baked Pumpkin Ale is sure to remind you of Grandma’s pumpkin pie. Its lasting vanilla finish will leave your taste buds craving another.”

Random: I’m hoping to get halfway through this insane backlog today.

This brew poured with a half a finger of cream-colored head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the pint glass, which by the way, was chilled, which still annoys me to no end. The body was a clear chestnut color with high carbonation visible. The nose had some nuts, specifically hazelnuts and lots of nutmeg with cinnamon and ginger. The taste had a bit more spice with more nutmeg and pumpkin. There was a significant cinnamon presence as well, but reminded me more of a ginger snap than pumpkin pie. The body was thick, but not overly so, with high carbonation. There was a quick finish with nutmeg. Although this wasn’t my favorite pumpkin beer, it was definitely solid. It’s worth a try if you see it next Fall.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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