October 2016 - Pumpkin Beers

This month's Beer feature is Pumpkin Beers
Pumpkin Beers Reviews
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Stevens Point Brewery
Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale
Cloudy copper color. Attractive, toasty aromas of fresh pumpkin cheesecake, carrot cake, and cinnamon roll with a supple, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a smooth, distinctive, long crusty apple pie, chestnut toffee, and spiced melon finish. A remarkably attractive and super tasty pumpkin spice beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216924
Potosi Brewing Company
Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale
Deep amber color. Spicy aromas and flavors of pumpkin pie and zucchini bread with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, long pepper, radicchio, and dried citrus finish. A snappy and refreshing, well-hopped pumpkin beer with emphasis on the peppery end of the spice spectrum.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216693
Samuel Adams
Fat Jack Pumpkin Ale
Dark copper color. Spicy aromas and flavors of spiced nuts and zucchini bread toast with a silky, bright, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a silky, engaging, breezy yams and lettuce finish. A nice dry, chewy take on the often too-sweet pumpkin beer style.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216692
Samuel Adams
20 Pounds of Pumpkin Ale
Dark copper color. Spicy, grassy aromas and flavors of spicy flan and sweet potato puree with a slightly chewy, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, compelling, medium-long pumpkin soufflé, hint of spiced apple, and pepper finish. A nice chewy pumpkin ale that drinks a bit like a spiced bock.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216335
Shmaltz Brewing Company
Reunion Ale '15 Pumpkin Beer
Dusty red oak color. Spicy, sweet aromas and flavors of turmeric, lit incense, gingerbread, and clove oil with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length chocolate scone, nuts, and hint of cedar finish. A solid, well-spiced pumpkin beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Brouwerij Timmermans
Pumpkin Lambicus
Brilliant copper color. Spicy aromas and flavors of spiced apples, artisanal cola, and waxy honeycomb with a supple, crisp, effervescent, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and an interesting, tamarind soda, zucchini bread, and nutskin finish. An interesting spiced soda like ale.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Horseheads Brewing
Pumpkin Ale
Brilliant copper color. Spicy aromas and flavors of pumpkin pie filling with a supple, crisp, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk candied yams, grass, and cinnamon apple jack cereal finish. A light and refreshing, session pumpkin beer.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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