It’s my favorite month of the year.
I thought I’d kick off the best month of all time by sharing with you part 1 of a pumpkin beer tasting series.
Much like all of America, I love pumpkin everything.
So, I made my own six pack of random pumpkin beers at Total Wine last week and I will be tasting them one at a time and providing you my thoughts.
I know everyone has different tastes, so I’m trying to describe the flavors, sweetness, and weight of each beer. My rating (out of ten) is obviously based on personal preference.
-Recommended by the guy at Total Wine
-Want to say sweet but not saccharine
-Tastes like pumpkin pie spice that you cook with
-No bitter after taste
-Very smooth and not too heavy
-Hints of nutmeg and brown sugar
-Aftertaste of almost cinnamon as you smell it
-Tastes like biting into pumpkin bread
Second to taste…
-Not as sweet
-Tastes more like fall than pumpkin
-Also nice and light not too heavy
-I could drink more than one of these, but I’m not sure how much pumpkin is in it
-Tastes more like an Oktoberfest
-Very easy to drink
-Aftertaste of squash, the true flavor of the pumpkin rather than the pumpkin pie (read: sugar)
-This one tastes more like a normal beer than the last one
Who’s on third…
-Definitely the darkest of the three
-More of a deep autumn flavor
-Can’t really taste pumpkin at all
-More of a dark beer
-Not bitter at all though
-Not many pronounced flavors but hints of molasses
Stay tuned for part 2 when I report on the other three pumpkin delights!
And Happy October friends. 🙂