Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale - Boston Breweries
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2.65/5 rDev -10.2%
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2012 19:19:33 | More by Thehuntmaster
Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale from Boston Breweries
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