Jumpin Jack Pumpkin Ale - Tree Brewing
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3.58/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
650ml bottle, nice to see another local-ish pumpkin beer around here.
This beer pours a clear, dark orange amber hue, with one finger of thin foamy pale beige head, which settles quickly, leaving but some sparse spotty lace around the glass. It smells of faint earthy vegetable, mild caramel, and a bit of metallic booze. The taste is bready caramel malt, cinnamon, mild cloves and other blended pumpkin spice, and softly bitter earthy hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, and decently smooth. It finishes with a bit of astringent booze, and semi-sweet gourd-ness.
A good, restrained (in pros and cons) pumpkin ale, the booze and pie character subtly making me look forward to the imminent Sunday night repast at the ol' homestead...
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2011 17:42:26 | More by biboergosum
British Columbia (Canada)
3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Amber-copper with a light tan head, good retention and lace.
S: A restrained spicing: cloves with hints of cinnamon; caramel, brown sugar. Pleasant, but doesn't scream pumpkin ale.
T: Restrained bitterness allows a light residual sweetness to come through, while it's not overwhelmed by spicing. I like that in a pumpkin ale. Brown sugar, biscuity, definitely some caramelization, cloves, vanilla, ginger, hints of nutmeg and starchy vegetable. Alcohol is subtle initially, but comes forward as it warms. I don't like a lot of spice, but I'd put a bit more nutmeg in this one.
M: Moderate to full body has a light residual sweetness; modest carbonation.
D/O: Symphony of flavours that really works. The light sweetness is complimented by the restrained spicing. Well-crafted and very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
10-05-2011 01:11:04 | More by Derek
Jumpin Jack Pumpkin Ale from Tree Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.