Beer: UFO Pumpkin
Brewer: Harpoon Brewery
Rating: **** (8.4 of 10)
I am fond of Harpoons UnFiltered Offering (UFO). I am fond of spicy pumpkin beers. So opening this can of delight made my autumn, beer wise. It’s a beautiful orange beer with a foamy head. The aroma is full of spice which also infuses that flavor, balanced with sweet malts. Delicious!
From the same brewery:
Beer: Post Road Pumpkin Ale
Brewer: Brooklyn Brewery
Source: 12 oz. bottle
Rating: *** (7.5 of 10)
Comments: This bubbly amber-colored beer with a thick head smells of cinnamon spice, and has an appropriately sweet pumpkin flavor up front with a bitter aftertaste. There’s light lacing, bit of a lingering head, and a light mouthfeel. Definitely a pumpkin delight for the season.
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: Wolaver’s Pumpkin Ale
Brewer: Otter Creek Brewing Co.
Source: 12 oz bottle
Rating: ***(7.4 of 10)
Comments: It’s the time of year for pumpkin beer, and this one did not disappoint. The beer is a deep orange with a thin head and a spicy aroma with sweet hints of cinnamon. The beer is refreshing and not over the top with pumpkin spice flavors. Generous lacing lines the glass after quaff. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had this year.
Beer: Pumple Drumkin
Brewer: Cisco Brewers
Source: 12 oz. can
Rating: * (5.7 of 10)
Comments: The pumpkin beer has a pumpkin color with a thick head. The aroma is weak and metallic, and the flavor is spicy but with a weak aftertaste. It’s an okay beer, but even poured into a glass I can’t escape the canned beer taste.
Beer: Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale
Brewer: Shipyard Brewing Company
Rating: ***(7.8 of 10)
Comments: Another fine pumpkin ale from a New England brewery. Basically it’s like pumpkin pie in a glass with sweet & spice scents and tastes. It goes down smooth and is a nice brew for the season.
Beer: pumking Imperial Pumpking Ale
Brewer: Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Rating: No stars (3.2 of 10)
Comments: I could say something about the attractive color of this beer served in a special tear-drop glass but OMFG it tastes like cough syrup!!! Sweet and nasty and I just couldn’t finish it. I’m seriously wondering if there was something wrong with the keg because they can’t really unleash something that tastes this bad on an unsuspecting public.
Beer: Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale
Brewer: Smuttynose Brewing Co.
Source: 12 oz. bottle
Rating: *** (7.1 of 10)
Comments: This beer has a thick, respectable head and a cloudy, pumpkin orange color. The spices are apparent in the aroma but there’s also an acidic scent there too. The pumpkin flavor is there but also more of a bitter, hoppy taste as well. It seemed to get a bit more weak and watery as I swirled it across my tongue. All-in-all a good pumpkin ale and a great way to start October.
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Beer: Will Stevens’ Pumpkin Ale
Brewer: Otter Creek Brewing
Source: 12 fl. oz. bottle
Rating:*** (7.2 of 10)
Comments: Is it time of the year for pumpkin ale already. It’s still hot and sunny out and although culturally summer ends this weekend although as the earth revolves summer is still a few more weeks long. Still it’s nice to have a pumpkin ale and this is a tasty organic one from a Vermont brewery. It’s suitably pumpkin colored, smells rather gourdlike and has a spicy flavor that has hints of sweetness and bitterness but neither overwhelm. So bring on Autumn I say – foliage, hay rides, apple pie, and pumpkin ale!