Beer: Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Brewer: Weyerbacher Brewing Company
Rating: **** (8.0 of 10)
Comments: Enjoyed a pint of this during prime pumpkin ale season and it is among the best of its type. Pouring an amber orange, the beer gives off a sweet cinnamon scent. The flavor is clearly pumpkin with ginger, and a strong taste of alcohol to boot (it is 8% ABV). A yummy treat.
Beer: Cambridge Uncommon (100 Barrel Series, session #51)
Brewer: Harpoon Brewery
Rating: *** (7.8 of 10)
Comments: These limited edition Harpoon beers are often brilliant, I wish they were around longer. Batch 51’s official description: “This hybrid style balances IPA aromatics with a classic Pilsner base. Czech tradition meets American hops.” The beer is golden and bubbly with a grassy aroma, and a grainy orange flavor balanced with bitter. I like it. Get it while it lasts.