Pumpkin Ale - Kern River Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a light orange color with a nice, one-finger white head. Head subsides but maintains itself well, with good retention and glass lacing. When held to the light, the orange color appears very clear and almost yellow, with loads of tiny bubbles dancing around.
Pumpkin and nutmeg dominant the aroma, giving the sensation of a pumpkin pie baking in the oven. Very lovely aroma.
Pretty much exactly what you would expect with the taste. Pumpkin, nutmeg, maybe some coriander in the flavor. I'm dying for some vanilla ice cream to go with this. I wish I would have thought ahead to making a run to http://www.fosselmans.com/ ahead of time. Very little aftertaste, save for some nutmeg, which is a huge plus as most pumpkin beers leave to much residual goo behind for my liking.
Surprisingly crisp and refreshing, with just a hit of hop bitterness at the tail providing some extra crispness. Very easy going on the mouth from front to back.
For a spiced pumpkin ale, this is surprisingly drinkable. While one is plenty for me, I can definitely see enjoying a few of these on a crisp harvest evening.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2010 04:18:02 | More by route66pubs
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3.71/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
22oz into a tulip.
A: Clear gold with a large white head.
S: Light pumpkin flesh and pie spice in the nose. Some graininess.
T: Taste is bready with mild pumpkin flavor. The allspice is there, but it's restrained. A little bit of crisp hop bitterness. Essentially an American blonde ale with some mild pumpkin and spice flavors.
M: Light-bodied with zingy carbonation.
O: The pumpkin flavor here is pretty nice, but I think that it would work better with a maltier base beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 21:47:20 | More by Etan
Pumpkin Ale from Kern River Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.