Style: Pumpkin Ale

ABV: 4.5

77/100
Aroma: 9
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 15
Mouthfeel: 4

Shipyard Brewing Pumpkinhead Ale

What the brewers say

“A crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Nice malty nose, but the spices offer more of a phenolic complexity than pumpkin character. The aroma doesn’t promise much.”

Flavor: “Pumpkin flavor comes through as baked pumpkin with a touch of brown sugar, followed by cinnamon and allspice that add complexity rather than a big pie experience. Nice big mouthful of malt, with toast and caramel standing tall. Crisp with almost a carbonic bite and balanced with a subtle hint of sweetness in the finish.”

Overall: “Spices are used well to support the pumpkin flavor. Very tasty but comparatively simple in its use of spice and malt complexity.”

What our editors thought

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