KajII's Album: Tasting Pics, Ratings, Reviews 20?? - 2015

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Smuttynose "Pumpkin Ale"
Spice/Herb/Vegetable (ABV 5%)

[Best served in a Lager glass]

Rating: 2.7/5.0

Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 5/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 9/20

The pour was a cloudy medium brownish amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) foamy very, very pale orange head that lasted throughout and had excellent lacing that coated the glass.

The aroma was of a light bread malt and a sweet yeast with notes of brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and a strong hint of some bitter spices.

The taste was sweet and mildly acidic with a note of cinnamon and brown sugar at first then became mildly bitter with a note of nutmeg and spices with a harsh bite of pumpkin rind at the finish. The flavor lasted an average duration but left a not so likeable harshness at the end.

Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and creamy in texture with a mild carbonation.

Overall not your typical Pumpkin Ale. I found it rather bland with too much of a bitter bite at the end and not enough flavor from the spices or the pumpkin.