Braaaiins! - Spring House Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Was able to have this on tap at the brewery last night.
A: dark, aged copper/brown
S: the smell betrays the tastiness of this beer in my opinion. The nose picks up strong notes of water that was used to boil earthy vegetables (go figure!) with a slight hint of spice. I was skeptical based on smell, but was very pleasantly surprised.
T: A real solid brew! The strong earthiness in the nose does not dominate the taste at all. There is 'real' pumpkin taste that is complimented by very subtle and appropriate spices. No liquid pumpkin pie here, just a rock solid ale that happens to be made with pumpkins.
M/F: smooth but with the right amount of carbonation, easy on the tongue and palate, no trace of alcohol
D: I typically do not care for pumpkin ales, and I really do not like spiced-up brews that taste like a melted Yankee candle, and this brew doesn't even come close to that stereotypical nastiness. I could have easily drank several of these. I'm giving it a 4.5 in drinkability because this is one of the most drinkable and repeatable Pumpkin Ales I've tasted
I know that this recipe will be fine-tuned over time, but I really hope that the brewer (Matt) doesn't give in to the commercial masses and turn this into something like all the other scratch-n-sniff sticker-smelling, liquid pie spice bombs that are out there. This is a rock solid brew that could be enjoyed year round.
Serving type: on-tap
10-02-2010 14:25:11 | More by guzzle211
Braaaiins! from Spring House Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.