Country Boy Bumpkin - Country Boy Brewing
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
3.76/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is the tale of two tastings...one at the beginning of the keg and one at the end. Had this at Keeneland at the Craft Beer tent, once at the beginning of the day and a second after the Stakes race.
The appearance both times had the gorgeous glow of Jack o lantern with a thick creaminess as a head.
The first try was strong on the nutmeg and had a nice cinnamon spiciness. The finish was a spicy but sweet clove and a light airy feel.
The second was more towards the pumpkin with a real earthy thickness, gourd and plant like flavor. The finish had a more all spice and pumpkin spice.
My assumption is that the middle of the keg is a well balanced version of the two. Either way this is a fine pumpkin ale and worthy contestant in the Fall seasonal styles.
Serving type: on-tap
10-12-2013 01:33:52 | More by KYGunner
3.6/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Just in time for All Saints Day and the debotchery that preceeds it, the bumpkins at Country Boy Brewing devise a recipe just for the occassion- sweet and smooth, rustic and raw, sturdy and quality.
Although the beer likely doesn't have any extra pumpkin color to it than the average amber or pale ale, I like to think that the use of pumpkins add a shade of orange that reflects the fruit. Glowing bright thorugh a mild yeasty haze, the beer releases a creamy sheet of lace that pins to the glass and medium retention. The beer even has a creamy look to it.
Pumpkin pie aromas fill the nose with a base of caramel and praline, then layered with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and allspice. All the base aromas are wrapped in a starch-sweetened scent that takes on proportions of pound cake and candy corn. The smell of Halloween and Thanksgiving is alive and well, in beery form.
Equal in character, the taste of marshmallows carry a pumpkin flavor of mellon and gourd. But the caramelized taste of barley brings out a graham cracker flavor that backs the spices well. The pumpkin pie spice is clove-heavy but is balanced with light almond notes and spicy hop bittering.
Medium bodied throughout, the beer would be a dry amber texture if not for the starchy weight and creamy textures that keep the beer expansive and sweet to the mouth. Alcohol, cinnamon, and hops dry the beer well to finish, however I find the hops a little distracting although it reminds me that I'm drinking beer and not another pumpkin-flavored concoction.
The country bumpkins behind Bumpkin Ale have captured what's best about the season with grace, rusticity, and whimsy.
Serving type: on-tap
11-02-2012 23:30:48 | More by BEERchitect
Country Boy Bumpkin from Country Boy Brewing
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.