Tuesday, October 8, 2013


After a successful Pumpkin Beer Tasting Part I
here are my results for the next three...
What a fun month!

Number four...

Middlebury, VT

Tasting notes:
-This is the most delicious alcohol juice I've ever tasted
-Super sweet because, well, it's a hard cider not a beer
-Can't taste much pumpkin
-Less apple-y than normal cider though
-Very smooth
-Very sweet... almost too sweet
-I would maybe make some kind of punch with this
-Needs ice maybe to dilute
-It's good but not really autumnal
-Seems more like a what you would grab if you didn't have Mike's Hard

Five ...

Pumpkin Ale
Wolaver's Fine Organic Ales
Otter Creek Brewing, Middlebury, VT

Tasting notes:
-Very pleasant
-After the cider we are DEFINITELY back to beer
-Definite hints of pumpkin
-Not sweet at all
-A bit heavier but not hard to drink
-Very smooth
-Can definitely taste the hops, slightly bitter
-Enjoy drinking this and not too heavy
-Strong flavor pallet of earth
-Some cinnamon in the aftertaste mixed with squash


Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Easton, PA

Tasting notes:
-Spices right off the bat
-Cloves or cinnamon... ginger maybe
-Definitely molasses on the finish
-Has a floral taste
-Almost can't tell what it tastes like
-Somewhere in between pumpkin and Oktoberfest
-It has a tart almost sour flavor at first taste
-Can't tell if it's pleasant or not
-Too spice-y for me

What is the best pumpkin beer you have tasted this season?


  1. I think if you like IPA's you'll like this one! Let me know if you try it and thank you for leaving me a little note. :)

  2. These all look delicious. I love trying new beer!

  3. I know! It's so fun... even if I don't prefer the brew, it's still such a fun little experiment.

  4. Ha! I love this post and idea! I'm definitely not a big cider fan, but that Wolaver's definitely looks like something I'd be interested in! Local beers are always my favorite. Up in MA we have Opa Opa and it's delish.

  5. I've never heard of Opa Opa... now I have to try it! Thanks for your recommendation Kym.


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