Maverick's 2010 Pumpkin Harvest Ale V | Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

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Maverick's 2010 Pumpkin Harvest Ale VMaverick's 2010 Pumpkin Harvest Ale V

Brewed by:
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by popery on 09-18-2010

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Paccamacca
2.37/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Arbitrator
1.81/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Chilled bottle into a glass. Thanks, Eric. 2011 edition.

A: Pours a clear goldenrod body with almost no head. A very light beige collar on the beer.

S: This has a mild nutmeg nose.

T, M: A mild nutmeg taste. I might as well combine categories and mention what a watery, thin mouthfeel this beer has. It's lacking in sensory satisfaction. Not much flavor.

O: This pretty much met all my expectations for a Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. beer.

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Photo of brotherloco
2.66/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

2010 Edition. 22oz Bomber.

True to the other reviews, this beer is under carbonated. Pours fairly flat. Smell is the best part as you get a bit of pumpkin spice and some bright fruits.

Taste is initially mild spice but goes quickly flat, finish is kind of unpleasant. There is some of the promised biscuity malt, but not much.

Perhaps it's a bit better fresh and on tap. I probably waited too long to drink the bottle I have, but not sure if drinking it sooner would have made a difference in the flavor.

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Photo of popery
2.32/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I would guess that this is the same recipe as, at least, the 2009 version because my experience seems a lot like the review for that beer. Also, the label makes note that this beer celebrates the 40th Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. On a sidenote, Half Moon Bay is a great place to pick pumpkins, and the festival sounds fun. On to the review...

Mouthfeel is the most striking aspect of this beer. The carbonation is so low that it seems like a mistake - feels like beer fresh from the fermenter - but it seems that last year's had the same feel. That said, I don't entirely hate it. I thought it was a pleasant change of pace at first, but the novelty wore off quickly and it's a definite fault. The feel probably holds back the intensity of the flavor to some degree. It's a very mild beer. Bready, doughy, biscuity malt is the main flavor, particularly when it comes to taste. The aroma has more noticeable pumpkin notes. There's some pumpkin pie spice to season the sweet, fresh pumpkin. Unfortunately, it's just too weak and a bit sweet. There's also a not-so-great vegetal flavor in there as well. Relatively easy to drink for the style, but I'm not a fan of most Pumpkin Ales.

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Maverick's 2010 Pumpkin Harvest Ale V from Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
2.28 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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