Here’s another pumpkin review. I picked this one up in Delaware, even though they’re distributed in Jersey. I’ve never seen this seasonal of theirs. Let’s crack it open.
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “According to Linus there are 3 things never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin. Our Pumpkin Ale, on the other hand, has made quite a buzz from New Hampshire down to Florida. Every season has its pleasures. Harvest your own with our Pumpkin Ale and reap all that Autumn has to offer. Brewed with pumpkins from only the most sincere patches, this seasonal brew is golden orange, crisp and delicious, with an innocent hint of cinnamon and nutmeg that articulates our favorite season. Gather with friends and family and enjoy the change of seasons while savoring a pint of Pumpkin Ale. Just like the leaves, it’s gone after Thanksgiving.”
Random: After trying all of these pumpkin beers, I’m craving pumpkin pie.
This brew poured with a two finger white head that dissipated quickly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a dark and clear sienna color with high carbonation visible. The nose was bready with caramel malt and a touch of alcohol. What I didn’t get from this beer was pumpkin or fall spice. The taste was equally malty. It had a lot of caramel malt with some sweet toffee and bread. I got a bit of pumpkin at the end, but there was absolutely no fall spice to it. The body was thick and the carbonation was generous. It had a long and sweet finish with caramel malt and toffee. This beer was not like any pumpkin ale I’ve ever had, nor want to have again. This is one to avoid. I guess I can feel better dismissing this beer now that the brewery is owned by InBev.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0