Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale – A Thanksgiving Pumpkin Special Series Cont.

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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.)

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