Pondaseta Brewing Co. The Beckiest
What the brewers say
Classic blonde ale base, brewed with pumpkin and cinnamon, conditioned with local coffee and pumpkin spice.
What our panel thought
Pumpkin spice in full effect—genuine, organic, inviting. Cinnamon jumps out in flavor, with allspice, gingerbread, nutmeg not far behind. There is enough beer character: clean biscuit-bread backbone; lightly earthy hop; clean, dry finish. Well-crafted cup of fall flavors.
What our editors thought
Intense pumpkin aroma backed by spice and light coffee—strong, but never off the rails. The sip brings an initially sharp spice bite that settles into a rolling pumpkin finish. Coffee is tame, more fruity than roasty. Achieves its intention while maintaining lightness.