Blue Point Pumpkin Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by alexgash:
2.53/5 rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
12 oz. bottle.
Clear dark copper body. Small, gauzy, light beige head. Not much retention. Modest malt aroma with notes of caramel and maybe some faint pie filling. Not much spice action here, or pumpkin for that matter.
Astringent graininess up front. Notes of ginger and mineral water bitterness come in. Toasted grains and butterscotch fill in. Tangy, tannic edge to it all. Light spices (nutmeg, clove) in the finish. More pumpkin and pie like in the end, but it sure doesn't start out that way. Moderate body with a slightly overcarbonated feel.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2012 21:37:45 | More by alexgash
More User Reviews:
2.93/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
One of my local favorite coffee shops started carying craft beer , so in light of the season decided to review one of blue points seasonal options.
Poured from 12oz bottle to a pint glass
A- pours a pale tangerine and is very very clear. No cloudiness or sediment in the glass at all. Standard pour gave rise to a white large bubbled head that declare fairly quickly and left no lacing, after 1 minute a thin layer of foam remains covering the surface and clinging slightly to the sides of the glass. Nothing special here, seen far worse though.
S- aroma is dominated by pumpkin and allspice, hits of clove and maybe a little biscuit like. Mainly lots of pumpkin! Smells dead on here.
T- taste is an exact copy of the smell, lots of pumpkin and spices. No hops to speak of which is acceptable for this beer, but also no malt to carry the flavor. The overall flavor of the beer is a flash in the pan followed by a hint of chemically aftertaste. The aftertaste subsides after a number of sips and doesn't really detract from the beer. The pumpkin does seem more like artificial flavoring than real pumpkin but again I have had far worse pumpkin beers.
M- mothfeel is thin and fizzy but its got more viscosity to it than your standard macro light lager. Could be better.
O-overall not a bad beer, very session able pumpkin beer if you wanted to make a fall evening of it. Not up to the par of punkin or pumking or my personal favorite weyerbacher imperial pumpkin but it has its place in anyone's harvest season lineup.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2013 21:03:24 | More by Fieldzy27
Blue Point Pumpkin Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
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