New Belgium Brewing Company – Pumpkick

New Belgium Brewing Company - Pumpkick

New Belgium Brewing CompanyPumpkick

Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 6%
Best By Date: 1/24/16
Tasting on: 10/7/15
Glass: Tulip

Aroma: Overtones of pumpkin pie spices, especially cinnamon. Undertones of cranberry, light pumpkin and a hint of cheesecake. 8/10

Appearance: Slightly opaque. Deep honey orange with golden highlights. White head with moderate retention. 9/10

Flavor: Mild hop bitterness and pumpkin in the beginning. Cranberry tartness in the middle followed by light pumpkin pie spices, especially cinnamon, in the end.  Lingering cranberry tartness and cinnamon in the aftertaste. 17.5/20

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. No alcohol. 8/10

Overall Impression: The tartness of the cranberries adds a nice dimension to the subtle pumpkin spices. 44.5/50

Final Score: 87%

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