Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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1.95/5 rDev -33.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
12 ounce bottle aggressively poured into a shaker pint. Finger of fizzy white head that quickly dies sitting atop a clear, pale, golden body. Very minimal lacing and very bubbly.
Aroma is very wheaty and puts off a hint of a pie-crust-like scent. Light nutmeg and allspice. A bit of cinnamon and a somewhat outputting diacetyl aroma. No pumpkin really evident, just the spices.
Flavor is kinda musky, although the spices are a fairly healthy dose. What is underneath the spices, however, is completely unimpressive. A bit bready.
Mouthfeel is very thin and watery, but heavily carbonated. Sort of like club soda, and not in a good way.
I've had some good pumpkin ales this year, some bad ones, and plenty in between. This definitely falls in the bad category. The only way to make this beer drinkable would be to keep the bottle and change everything else.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2011 22:38:02 | More by Phocion
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