Ghost Town Pumpkin | Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery

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3.62/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery
Virginia, United States
greatamericanrestaurants.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by cjgiant on 11-14-2014

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of Boone757
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap (tap date 10/2):
Realize this beer is listed at another location, but I believe each location brews their own beer, even if following the same recipe. I added this because the ABV was up to 5.5% versus under 5% on the other listing.

A: very clear golden amber, with little head (could be affected but the graham cracker crumb rim they add). Carbonation can bee seen sustaining thin edge head.

N: there's definitely a nice pumpkin bread spice to the nose, but hard t tell which is beer and which is rim. The combo smells wonderful. The beer I think provides a pumpkin tartness and holiday spice in a lesser degree. I think the bull of the spice and bready nose is the accompanying item.

T/M: for the review, I tried to drink from the same location. The beer itself is a bit like an amber ale, tart but crisp bitterness, crackers maltiness, maybe a little copper. There is some spice in the beer, but it plays second fiddle to the base taste. Feel is rather light and enjoyably drinkable. Adding the graham cracker to the taste does little for the beer, but is good on its own.

O: definitely a novelty with the rim, but an enjoyable one. The beer itself is okay, not a miss but not a hit either. A decent option for a happy hour, but maybe not for some serious night of craft beer exploration.

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Ghost Town Pumpkin from Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 2 ratings