Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale - Boston Breweries

Not Rated.
Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 1
Hads: 2
Avg: 2.83
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Breweries
South Africa | website

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thehuntmaster on 05-26-2012

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (6) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 1 | Hads: 2
Photo of Thehuntmaster
2.72/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

100ml taster at the Jozi Beer Festival.
Served in the festival beer mug.

Appearance: Moderately hazed, golden-brown body, topped by a small white head. Retention and lacing are average.

Smell: Mmmm, this actually smells half decent! My immediate impression is of roasted pumpkin with brown sugar, this is followed by nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and a touch of caramel. The nose has most of the qualities I would like in a pumpkin ale, but is certainly lacking some power.

Taste: Blegh, the flavour does not seem to follow on from the nose at all! This tastes like a bland ale with only the faintest hint of the pumpkin and the spices.

Mouthfeel: Sadly the body is way too light, Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale feels more like a watery light lager! The carbonation is thankfully a lot more pleasant - moderate level and pretty smooth.

Overall: The only other pumpkin ale I have had is Southern Tier's Pumking and that is in a completely different league! Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale is not an awful beer, but needs a whole lot more flavour before it can move away from being distinctly average.

 1,085 characters

Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale from Boston Breweries
- out of 100 based on 1 ratings.