Howe Sound Brewing Pumpkineater – Spice/Herb/Vegetable at 8% ABV

Howe Sound Brewing Pumpkineater Spice/Herb/Vegetable at 8% ABV ($13.69 at Dominion Stavanger, 1 l, no bottle date)

Pours clear medium amber with two fingers of fluffy off-white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, moderate lacing. (3/5) Nose is pureed peaches and squash, caramel malt, pumpkin pie spices. (5/10) Taste is sweet tending to cloying, mild bitter. (5/10) Medium body, low carbonation, mild bitter finish. (3/5)

Hey, it’s Halloween! If I can’t have a pumpkin beer now, when can I? Well… Never, maybe? A bit disappointing, to be honest. I read the reviews before buying this, and thought it might be one of the (very) few pumpkin ales that bucked the trend. But this isn’t even close to being the best pumpkin beer I’ve had, and pumpkin beers aren’t even close to the best beers in general, so… Yeah. (10/20)

5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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