Beer Brief #32 – Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Brewery – Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Easton, Pennsylvania

Beer – Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Style – Pumpkin Ale brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and cloves

ABV – 8%

Color – Reddish orange with a light tan head

Aroma – All the spices are definitely present in the nose: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom along with a bit of brown sugar

Flavor – Light sweet caramel, hint of toasted bread, cinnamon and nutmeg dominate to make it spicy, perfect bitterness level at the finish – not too much, not too little

Verdict – This is a tasty pumpkin beer. I do however think the aroma is more pleasing than the flavor. This beer smells just like pumpkin pie. It doesn’t taste just like pumpkin pie (which to be fair, I don’t think any pumpkin beer does), but it is flavorful and delicious. Much lighter bodied than I expected and could sneak up on the beer drinker who is unaware of the ABV. I think this might just be my second-favorite pumpkin ale…

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