Drink New Belgium Pumpkick

20160830:
The beer initially had a nutmeg taste - or whatever it is that typically goes into pumpkin/fall beers. Unfortunately, the taste which followed wasn't as good. 10:14PM CT


[20160916 Quick Edit]

New Belgium Pumpkick

Relevant Links:
Pumpkick Spiced Seasonal Ale (New Belgium Website)
Pumpkick | New Belgium Brewing (BeerAdvocate.com)
New Belgium Pumpkick (RateBeer.com)

Website Information:
Pumpkick
Spiced Seasonal Ale


What’s that bite of tartness doing in a pumpkin beer? Adding the unexpected kick of cranberry juice to brighten this traditionally spiced seasonal ale. Pumpkick is brewed with plenty of pumpkin juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, but it's the cranberries and touch of lemongrass that send your taste buds sailing.

Available in August-October 2016.

TASTING NOTES
VISUAL Amber with a light sheen to heavy haze, off-white foam and lacing.
AROMA Big pumpkin pie spice up front: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and clove. Cranberry and other red fruits back it up with lighter notes of pumpkin, floral, and sweet-bread like malty notes.
FLAVOR Pumpkin pie sweetness with a very light sourness that finishes with an ever-so-slight bitterness.
MOUTHFEEL Cloying and coating with spices. The finish is dry.
BODY Medium body.

BEER FACTS
ABV 6.0%
IBU 18
YEAST Ale yeast
HOPS Nugget
MALTS Pale, Munich, Caramel
FRUITS/SPICES Pumpkin juice, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice, Cranberries, Lemongrass

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