Pumpkin Barrel Ale - Fire Island Beer Company
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3/5 rDev -17.8%
Appearance: 1 inch head, orange-brown in color, hazy, high carbonation
Smell: nutmeg, cinnamon and clove
Taste: nutmeg, cinnamon and clove with an earthy hoppy end
Mouthfeel: sweet with light bitterness towards the end, medium carbonation, light bodied
Overall: This is an average pumpkin beer in every way. It delivers all the flavors that you would expect from the style. There is a bit of bitterness right at the end, but outside of that it is a straightforward pumpkin ale.
12-22-2013 13:27:55 | More by tigg924
2.98/5 rDev -18.4%
Poured pretty fizzy. Not much head retention. Dissipates quickly. Color is copper, auburnish. Aromas of baking spice, pumpkin flesh, vanilla notes. Follows through on the palate but mouth feel is much lighter than expected. Flavors don't linger long. A crisp light pumpkin ale.
10-26-2012 01:02:38 | More by TheDrunkMonk
3.65/5 rDev 0%
A: Pours a lightly hazy deep amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering a majority of the surface of the beer with a medium sized thick patch and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light amounts of pumpkin and toasted malts upfront but the dominant aroma is that of pumpkin pie spices - mostly nutmeg and that gives some bitterness to the smell.
T: This beer starts out with a light to moderate amount of toasted malts with some light pumpkin sweetness. After that there is the presence of pumpkin pie spices (primarily nutmeg with lighter amounts of allspice and clove) and just a note of earthy hopsModerate amounts of lingering bitterness in the finish.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: Slightly too bitter to be an easy drinking pumpkin beer - it is enjoyable but there is just a touch too much nutmeg which gives it some bitterness.
09-29-2012 19:47:50 | More by dbrauneis
3.73/5 rDev +2.2%
A – Ice tea brown. Low laying head with poor lace and low retention.
S – Brown sugar, chestnuts, and pumpkin bread.
T – Brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chestnuts. Malty, pumpkin bread center. Pine bitters balance out the backend.
M – Nice mouthfeel. Prickly carbonation up front on a medium frame.
O – Not bad at all. Low on the raw pumpkin flavor, but still has a nice pumpkin bread character to it.
12-24-2011 02:38:19 | More by vfgccp
4/5 rDev +9.6%
Into a pint glass pours a clear and deep burnt copper. Aroma is well representative of the Fall spices indicated by the brewer. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger really come through nicely. Big and earthy herbal pumpkin really opens up here and lingers on the palate throughout. A crisp and somewhat robust ale that delivers an honest and simple pumpkin taste.
12-17-2011 02:19:17 | More by albertjr21
3.75/5 rDev +2.7%
clear deep pumpkin colored amber with a huge off white fizzy and foamy head on the top. A ton of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom kept it replenished enough that it had some nice side glass lace present. The aroma was very inviting, tons of spice were blowing you away from the very beginning. I was quite impressed with how strong the aroma of nutmeg and spice coming off of it was. A nice malty and bread like back was apparent as well and this translated over to the taste wonderfully. A deep rich spiced flavor came over you immediately. It had the definite pumpkin pie spiced taste, but not overblown. This was subtle enough to get the pint across without being too sweet and really making you say enough. Great feel, nice and light with a great medium body and full flavor
11-22-2011 03:22:31 | More by mikesgroove
3.48/5 rDev -4.7%
Sixer purchased at Gren Growler Grocery, Croton-On-Hudson, NY. No bottling/freshness date info offered.
Pours lightly hazed and dull looking medium auburn, nice looking medium tan head, stays calmly at about the 1/2 inch level. and leaves a moderate strand or two of fine lacing.
Muted nose, with some holiday/fall spicing meekly making its presence known.
Decent Pumpkin brew, spices continue along the same theme, respectable pumpkin note.
Carbonation a bit prickly on the tongue, not as smooth as it could be.
Nothing special going on with this one, middle of the road take on the style
11-21-2011 01:44:32 | More by Billolick
Pumpkin Barrel Ale from Fire Island Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.