Tuckahoe Chestnut Neck Pumpkin Porter

After, this post, I’m officially caught up with all of my end of quarter backlog. I’m very excited. This was the second beer that I had at brunch today. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 6.5%

Style: American Porter

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We’ve taken our robust porter and put it together with pumpkin and autumn spices such as ginger and cinnamon to create a rich blend of flavors in this unique beer. This seasonal brew bridges the months between autumn and winter to warm your spirits with deep aroma and a malty finish, and will be a house beer at Fred and Ethel’s Tavern and The Smithville Inn.”

Random: The meow has successfully slept through all of my updates. I think he sleeps more than a koala does.

This brew poured with half a finger of tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. What was left was a slight crown on top of a dark brown body with no carbonation visible. The nose had notes of coffee and roasted malts with a touch of pumpkin pie spice. The taste was not what I expected. It was all porter and very little pumpkin pie. There were notes of roasted malts and dark coffee with a touch of nutmeg and allspice, but no real pumpkin to it. It had a decently bitter bite. The body was thick with very prickly carbonation. It had a long finish with dark chocolate bitterness and roasted malts. This was a nice porter, but misses the mark with calling it a pumpkin porter.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Tuckahoe Marshallville Wit

After house hunting yesterday, the other half and I headed to grab some brews and some lunch. This was the beer that the other half ordered and let me have a sample of.


ABV: 5%

Style: Witbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our white Belgian ale is lightly hopped and perfectly spiced. Using the finest water, wheat, pilsner malt, hops, and honey, we make our Marshallville Wit with warm South Jersey summer days in mind. This citrusy unfiltered ale has hints of coriander and chamomile from start to finish.”

Random: This is the first brew that I’ve reviewed from Tuckahoe.

This beer poured with a quarter of a finger of pure white head. It dissipated almost instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a very cloudy, yellow color with light carbonation, which struck me as odd for the style. The nose was lemony with some wheat backing and a tinge of spice. The taste was a lot more tart than expected with lots of lemon and lemon rind. I didn’t get much spice, nor did I pick up any honey or chamomile. What I did get was a weird flavor that was like a touch of smoke or bacon. It really didn’t fit with the beer at all, nor do I think this was intentional. Maybe it was a result of dirty tap lines? Either way, it was really, really odd. It had a thick body for style with moderate carbonation present. It had a long finish with tart lemon. I wasn’t a big fan of this beer at all. Despite this, I would still try it again to see if the odd flavor I picked up was intrinsic to the beer or a result of the tap lines.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0