Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a much lighter take on a pumpkin ale than what I usually see. It’s a Pilsner y golden yellow, with a fluffy but relatively quickly disappearing head. It’s a wheat ale, which gives it the very light coloration, body, and flavor profile. The spices, (cinnamon and nutmeg) while definitely there, are subtle as well. This reminds me of a pumpkin variation on a Saison or on a Munich Pilsner It’s an interesting beer, and quite well done, but probably one I would prefer in the heat of summer to late autumn.
I give it a 3.4 out of 5.
(This has been part 3 of a 4 part Thanksgiving weekend series.)