This is a beer that I was very excited to pick up from Half Time. Let’s see how it was.
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We wondered what would happen if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fine fresh rum barrels to add suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses. Rumpkin is what happened! This first member of the Annual Barrel-Aged Series was brewed with roasted pumpkins from a local Boulder County farm, and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.”
Random: I cannot wait for the Fall. This hot weather is so not me.
This beer poured with a half a finger of tan head that dissipated instantly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, mahogany color with a lot of floaties. I couldn’t pick up any carbonation because of the cloudiness. The nose was intense. I picked up molasses, pumpkin, ginger snap, rum and nutmeg. It was very strong and very complex. The taste was even more intense. Obviously there was some booze to it given the ABV. But more than that, there was dark molasses, rum, wood, pumpkin and nutmeg. It had some ginger snap and lots of sweetness, but given that this is a sipper, it worked for the beer. The body was thick and syrupy with light carbonation. It had a long finish with lots of heat and rum. This beer is expensive at $17.99 for the bottle, which is $1.50 per ounce. Despite that, if you like pumpkin beer, this is an outstanding sipper to give a try. This is highly recommended.
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0