Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Beer review from BA Mag Oct 2007.
Smuttynose brews their pumpkin ale with "real" pumpkin puree and does not list it as a mystery "natural flavor" like some of the bigger brewers. As we've mentioned, brewing with pumpkins is not a new fad. Brewers back in the colonial days brewed with pumpkins as well as other ingredients due to the high price of imported malt.
Hey everyone, we have another epic head here. We see this just as much as a blue moon on Monday. The crown of lace that clings to the glass is absolutely amazing. Bright and clear and orangey in color. Big sniff of powdery allspice with cinnamon being the dominant spice. Toasted malt and a hint of fruity yeast in the back of the nose. More than enough hop bitterness to go around with an earthy herbal flavor, both never go overboard. Toasted malt is the next layer with a dried grass flavor, spicing drops a mingling of nutmeg and cinnamon while the subtle pumpkin flavor rides up against a warming and very mild estery alcohol. Finishes with a hop note of herbs and bitterness, spice and a drying grain.
This is a beer drinker's beer when it comes to pumpkin ales. The flavor profiles are brimming with simple complexities from the spice, hops and pumpkin and just enough malt to hold the foundation of this beer together. So flavorful it would overshadow a plain turkey dinner.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2010 00:41:18 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.3/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
12 oz brown bottle with a bottled on date.
A- Semi-sticky white lace with a hazed dusty golden hue.
S- Pumpkin rind, spices and a mild malt sweetness in the nose.
T- Big fruity ale flavors, abundant of spices and a layer of fermented pumpkin. Malt sweetness holds its own with a balanced spice character. Finishes earthy.
M- Exceptionally smooth with a medium body.
D- True to New England, one of the few pumpkin ales I could drink all night long.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2005 00:57:10 | More by Jason
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Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
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