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Jackass O'Lantern - Spiteful Brewing

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Jackass O'Lantern
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80
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Spiteful Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: stortore on 01-30-2014)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Trooper shaker pint glass.

Yup, the pumpkin beer season isn't quite over yet, folks. This stuff pours a clear orange-tawny topped by a finger of glowing dirty white foam. The nose comprises rich caramel, clove, brown sugar, cinnamon, and some heavily-toasted pumpkin seeds. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a twinge of chocolate powder. Unfortunately, as things progress into the finish, the clove and toasted characters bleed together and collude to form a bluntly bitter sensation of pain. My wincing would have provoked quite the smirking had anyone else been present in the room. Trust me. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid, slightly slick feel. Overall, what begins as a solid pumpkin beer takes a Hyde-style turn and just rails against my tongue. Not a fan, lemme tell ya.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with handwritten Batch #63 written on the bottle. The new pumpkin ale from Spiteful Brewing, out of Chicago. Expectations are fairly good; I've enjoyed most of the beers I've tried from these guys so far. 6.66% abv.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a somewhat thick, cloudy, murky burnt orange colored body. About a finger of tan froth that leaves some nice scattered webbed lacing. Looks nice.

S - The aroma is pleasant, but not entirely what I expected. Smells more like an imperial brown ale or something along those lines. Toasty, nutty, malty, with some mild herbal hop presence. Some cola-esque notes. A bit of earthiness / gourd comes out, probably from the pumpkin. Not ridiculously over-spiced with the same shitty spices used by other brewers, so that's a relief.

T - Taste follows in wake of the nose - creamy, nutty, malty, earthy, lightly herbal / bitter / gourdy. Toasty and nutty, again, more in the wake of something like an imperial brown ale. A sweet brown sugar flavor is noticeable also.

M - A smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied with excellent carbonation. Some lingering brown sugar sort of flavors.

Overall, a unique and flavorful take on the pumpkin ale from Spiteful Brewing. Definitely a refreshing incarnation of the style. Recommended if it is available to you.

Spiteful Brewing Jackass O'Lantern -----4/5.

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Jackass O'Lantern from Spiteful Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.