Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale | Boston Breweries

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Brewed by:
Boston Breweries
South Africa
bostongroup.co.za

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Thehuntmaster on 05-26-2012

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Ratings:
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Avg:
2.88
pDev:
20.49%
 
 
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2.72/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale from Boston Breweries
2.88 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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