- My Rating: [C+, same as before], I gave it a (3.0 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Pumpkin Head (Pumpkin Brown Ale) – Fernie Brewing, 5% ABV, 650ml, (Fernie, BC, Canada)
-I found this one in the back of the cellar, been sitting in there for over 3 years. Pretty random re-tasting, just though I’d finish it.
- Style: (pumpkin) Spiced Brown Ale
- Taste: Tingly cinnamon/nutmeg/clove spiced root beer cola malty sweet
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $6 – 650ml., October 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no
(initially tasted October 2013):
Visual: Their label has undergone a transformation since the last time I had this, which made me wonder if they changed their recipe. Wth, label changing DOES work… Pours beer bottle brown without much head or retention, a few slow streams surfacing along the side of the glass.
Nose: brown sugar caramel malts with hints of cinnamon. (5)-aromatic strength.
Attack: light fizzy-tingly
Mid-palate: cola medium (6)-sweetness, (MAIN) cola, brown sugar malts, (HINT) sarsaparilla,
Finish: coriander dryness, traces of (2)-clove, crisp sweet-toffee malt finish.
Summary: The spices are definitely there in this quite drinkable brew. It tastes mainly like a cola but with a creeper alcoholic kick and detectable pumpkin-seasonal spice notes. Overall decent but not addictive. (Note: all numbers above are on a 10-point scale, with 1 being weak and 10 being the strongest)
January 29, 2016 tasting notes:
Visual: (old label). Pours cola brown without much of a head, thin ringed retention, lots and lots of steady streams.
Nose: Huge spices – cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, toasted caramel malty background. (lvl-8)-pungency
Attack: crisp, half fizzy-tingly
Mid-palate: cola sticky, (lvl-6)-sweetness, more tingly, (MAIN) cinnamon, root beer, cola caramel malty, nutmeg
Finish: clove, mild palate roughness, thin body residual malty finish
Summary: Very engaging nose filled with a wholesome spiced aroma. Drinks like a spiced cola/root beer with a touch of hops and barley, finishing too thin bodied.