Thursday, October 10, 2013
Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale (Point Brewing)
Whole Hog Limited Edition Pumpkin Ale, Ale brewed with pumpkin and spices, Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, WI. 7.5% alc./vol.
Hazy, dark amber, going towards bronze, under a tan head that disappears quickly.
Aroma: sweet pumpkin notes hit first, then swallowed up by cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etcetera. Beautiful.
Taste: In the mouth, this one is not shy with the spices at all. Full-flavored, with a warming heat, and a solid, malt body below. In between blasts of spice, some hops are present on the palate. Classic caramel malt body. Easy drinker, despite the high-ish a.b.v. Tasty stuff, and highly likable.
Much thanks to Dave for providing the bottle. He wanted to share a pumpkin ale he thought I would like, after I wrote that perhaps I didn't like them anymore. I like them, when they're as good as this, but can't see having more than one in a sitting.