Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale – A Thanksgiving Weekend Pumpkin Special Series Cont.


So it’s Thanksgiving evening now, which means it’s time for seconds, and another pumpkin ale.   This one is the Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale.  I’ve been pretty impressed with the beers that I’ve had out of Smuttynose Brewing lately, and their Pumpkin Ale is no exception.  The nose is bready and spicy, with cinnamon and nutmeg evident.   The middle is bitter from the hops and the pumpkin and slightly bready, and there’s a spicy bitter finish.   It’s got a light to medium body,  lighter than the Dogfish Head Punkin Ale.  This is less of a dessert beer than the Dogfish Head offering, and more of the beer lovers ale.  It’s a very nice beer.

I give it a 4.2 out of 5. 

This is part 2 of a 8 part Thanksgiving weekend series.

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