Harpoon Brewery hasn’t messed about with the name. They call this beer “Winter Warmer” which to me, means it’s a Winter Warmer. That said, to me, everything from the nose to the middle to the finish screams “Pumpkin Ale.” The nose has a bit of pumpkin, the middle is most predominately pumpkin and pie spices, and the finish is sweet pumpkin. A good recipe for a winter warmer? Sure, I suppose, and it’s a decent pumpkin ale, but I’d feel more at home drinking this beer in November rather than deep in winter. If you like spicy pumpkin ales, this might be a beer you’d want to try.
I give it a 3.6 out of 5.