So it’s that time of year again. Pumpkin beers are everywhere. This BeerAlien went to Keg N Bottle and chose this as my first pumpkin beer of the year. I have heard good things about this one so I was excited to give it a try.
Appearance: It comes in a very nice 22-ounce bottle, with a gold foil cover. I poured this into a snifter glass and was surprised at it’s clarity. The beer poured a transparent copper color with a slight off-white puffy head that settled down to a nice ring.
Smell: This beer has huge nutmeg, cinnamon and clove notes with slight alcohol, pumpkin and sweet malts. Very pleasant to smell.
Taste: Very sweet! This beer is so sweet that I would feel it would work great with some ice cream or as a marinade. The pumpkin pie spices are very strong and you get some hop black pepper spice on the back end. I also get some brown sugar tastes under the spice.
Mouthfeel: This beer has a very sticky feel to it. I am guessing this is due to the unfermented sugars. After a few sips, you notice some tanen qualities (when your teeth feel kind of rough) that I am guessing comes naturally from the pumpkins added to the boil.
This a pretty good beer but may not be for everyone. It’s very sweet and strong and I had to take this bottle pretty slow, because of the sweetness. This is a bottle you want to take over to share at dinner with family or friends. Save it for after the dinner and have it with desert.
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