Full Review

Eight & Sand Beer Company

Eight & Sand Beer Company
Somethin’ Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Cream Ale

Category: Herb Spice Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2022 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - Best Herb Spice Beer

Eight & Sand Beer Company
Somethin’ Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Cream Ale

Category: Herb Spice Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Eight & Sand Beer Company 1003 N. Evergreen Ave Woodbury, NJ, 08096, USA https://www.eightandsandbeer.com/ jbkizitaff@eightandsandbeer.com

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: sweet carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, pumpkin loaf, and egg nog milkshake
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of pumpkin-caramel cheesecake
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Steak Fajitas, BBQ Chicken
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A decadent holiday flavored Ale that delivers delicious dessert-like flavors in balanced, not-too-sweet package.

The Producer

Eight & Sand Beer Company

The Producer

Herb Spice Beer

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Herb/spice beers are ales or lagers to which herbs and/or spices have been added to impart flavor. The degree of overall flavor and aroma will vary in these beers in relation to not just the herb or spice added, but also in relation to when and where the herb or spice was added during the brewing process. These beers are highly individualistic, and allow brewers great creativity in their formulations. While the more common herbs and spices used by brewers include ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, many examples of herb/spice beers are readily available utilizing herbs and spices including ginseng and heather to name a couple. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, overall drinkability and balance of herbs/spices and base beer flavors and aromas. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Rogue Chipotle Ale, Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer and Williams Brothers Fraoch Heather Ale.