Style: Pumpkin Ale

ABV: 5.0 IBU: 20.0

Aroma: 9
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 15
Mouthfeel: 3

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Pumpkin Ale

What the brewers say

“Brewed with pureed pumpkins added to the mash and pumpkin-pie spices added to the end of the boil. Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice dominate the flavor profile, with the hops playing in the background.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Pumpkin-pie spices up front, with notes of cinnamon and ginger and a hint of clove supported by very subtle caramel malt sweetness. Somewhat bready malt character with mild spicy phenol, but a weaker nose overall. More zucchini bread than pumpkin pie.”

Flavor: “Spices (mostly clove and possibly cinnamon) and malt sweetness work in tandem at the front. Malt sweetness comes through as caramel and a touch of toffee, but the pumpkin flavor is hard to pick up. Finish is just a touch on the dry side.”

Overall: “A decent example of a pumpkin beer but spices here don’t express the same depth as other examples, and finishing malt character could be more forward to support those flavors. A bit overly simplistic in body, mouthfeel, and finish.”

What our editors thought



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