Southern Barrel Brewing Co. Harvester Pumpkin Ale
Southern Barrel Brewing Co. Harvester Pumpkin Ale clocks in at 6% ABV, no packaging date printed on the can.
This beer pours with a cloudy reddish orange color, not the best clarity but I find a bit of haze appropriate for a Pumpkin Ale. Nice aroma on this beer, I’m enjoying some caramel malt, sweet pumpkin, and a good amount of fall seasonal spice. The clove, cinnamon and nutmeg isn’t too intense or overbearing, comes out on the nose just right. Seems the spice intensity was saved for the taste. The beer has a good malt and pumpkin base, but I want some more sweetness in the taste. All of the spices are strong on the palate and linger into a dry and surprisingly bitter finish.
This is a case where the aroma is a more inviting than the taste. Not sure I would go for a six pack of this Pumpkin Ale, but it was certainly worth a try.