I have an obscene hankering (hilarious combo of words) for pumpkin beer this season. I’m going to do my best to sample a wide variety and provide my thoughts. I am in no way a beer aficionado, a beer snob, I don’t have a microbrew degree etc. I just like a good beer, and I am an elitist in life, so I have a lot of opinions. I wish I had a loftier goal for this, but I don’t. Let’s do this!
BEER BEING REVIEWED
Uinta Brewing Co. (Salt Lake City, Utah)
“Ale brewed with pumpkin & spices”
Simplistic, straight-forward. Great colors (the orange is a hue I love), and a huge upgrade from its previous label, which was ugly. Sorry.
After popping the cap off this short bottle, you get a nice whiff of pumpkin and spice. It smells like pie-baking, and it smells like I’m in for something good.
Where the hell is the pumpkin flavor? Fake out with the aroma. It’s incredibly light flavor-wise, not necessarily a bad thing, but if you blindfolded me I’m not sure I’d know I was drinking a designated pumpkin ale.
The spice is there, it’s light and enjoyable. Not overpowering whatsoever.
This is a very light beer when you actually start sipping. Punk’n is very easy to drink, and it would be easy to have several bottles. Not a lot a body, and I’m kind of wishing for more (which might be why it seems easy to drink). I like where it’s headed, I just want more.
3/5 pumpkins. A lightweight pumpkin brew contender. Emphasis on the light.