Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale Commercial Description:
“We brew Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale with real pumpkin and a blend of classic pumpkin pie spices in tribute to our colonial forebearers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins have been found from early European settlers in New England, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and ‘pompions.'”
…in tribute to our colonial forebearers.
Malts: North American 2-Row, Carastan, C-60
Hops: Bittering: Cascade, Flavor: Cascade, Liberty
Additions: Natural Pumpkin Purée, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Remember Warheads? Those crazy sour hard candies that burned a hole in your cheek if you ate too many of them? (Ok, maybe that was just me?) Wow, those were sour! Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale isn’t THAT sour, but it’s pretty decently sour. Murky, cloudy appearance. Kind of like Lake Parsippany circa 1992, before a round of chemicals to knock out the algae.
Our testers could not get past the aftertaste- funky, like old gym socks, but burnt. One of our group members exclaimed, “Double thumbs down!” While pouring her sample down the drain.
And that was beer eight of the evening, and none of the previous seven needed to be poured out. So that should say something.