Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Bottle poured into standard nonic.
A: Pours a hazy orange color. Very cloudy. Virtually entirely opaque. A moderate white head sits on top but dissipates quickly.
S: Typical "pumpkin, cinnamin, and nutmeg" on the nose. Very standard for the style.
T: Taste profile begins with malt sweetness and pumpkin. Cinnamin present in the middle. Definite all-spice, and a good deal of natural pumpkin flavor as well. A very pronounced thrust of pine bittering hops on the back end lend some great character.
Not nearly as sweet as many other examples of the style. And I'm digging that about this beer.
M: Light and sticky. Great dry finish. Carbonation is maybe just a tad low, but not by much.
D/O: Very high. The emphasis is on "beer" in the style "pumpkin beer" here. Definite spices of the season, which is nice, but a good malt backbone and great hop profile are the stars of the show here. I'd buy this by the case.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2012 22:26:05 | More by psuKinger
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