Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Saranac Pumpkin Ale

Very interesting color with off white head which does not hold very long. This is certainly meant as a seasonal beer. When I smelled the beer I was not so impressed. It hints certainly pumpkin with spice but also had a very grainy feel to it. After tasting those aromas increase and actually become pleasant. The aftertaste of the beer is actually great. To me this would be a slow drinking beer and little quantity of it.

Sly Fox Oktoberfest

Bought this in growler form from work. It has a medium orange color with a slight head and some lacing. No bubbles. Slight hoppy scent. It’s more of a bitter, German style Oktoberfest, which I prefer. It’s a very calm fall beer, with a bit of spice, but very easy on the mouth.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin

Pours a clear dark amber color with about 1 1/2 inch of slightly off-white fluffy head.

The scent was dominant of pumpkin spice and caramel malt.

The taste is again of dominant pumpkin spice and caramel malt, a little nutmeg and cinnamon, light presence of alcohol.

Medium bodied crisp and refreshing, high carbonation.

I’m not usually a big fan of the sweeter Pumpkin Ales but this was very tasty. The flavor was strong and it was very easy to drink.