Beer Wednesday – Pumpkick Pumpkin/Cranberry Ale
Happy Beer Wednesday!
This week, I’m reviewing my penultimate autumn seasonal beer with one that I first came across on Happy to be a Table of Two. Nick’s “Sunday Sips” it’s a regular part that I always make our a point to read. This particular brew is one that I remember clearly, and its the last beer that came from my buddy’s mix-six.
The first thing to mention is that the color was a really clear amber, with a hint of red, I assume from teh cranberry.And the cranberry and pumpkin were both good, solid clear flavors. You could sense each of them neatly, but there was competition there. They seemed to keep trying to out-do each other, and the hops that were in the flaver were barely recognizable, except as another competing flavor.
The overall balance was flat, and a little odd, in general.I’m a little disappointed, because I’ve generally really liked New Belgium’s beers in the past, but this one was not only weird, it wasn’t very good. I’d like to have more positive things to say about it, because I like pumpkin, I love cranberry, and beer might be my favorite thing to put in my belly, but, I’m saddened to give this brew a 2/6 on my six-pack scale. I’d avoid it if I were you.