Full Review

State of Brewing

State of Brewing
Pumpkin Ale

Category: Specialty Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

State of Brewing
Pumpkin Ale

Category: Specialty Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6%
Bronze color. Toasty aromas and flavors of spicy pumpkin tart, chocolate toffee and mousse, and fig jam on fruit cake with a silky, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and an even, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of spiced nuts, pumpkin mocha latte, and carob bar. A fun and tasty pumpkin brown ale with a cocoa-dusted finish that is sure to please holiday revelers.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: spicy pumpkin tart, chocolate toffee and mousse, and fig jam on fruit cake
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced nuts, pumpkin mocha latte, and carob bar
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Shepherd’s Pie, Cassoulet, Sauerbraten
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun and tasty pumpkin brown ale with a cocoa-dusted finish that is sure to please holiday revelers.

The Retailer

Aldi Inc.

The Retailer
1200 North Kirk Road
Batavia, IL 60510
USA
1 630-425-7394

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