Thursday, 8 November 2012
Pumpkin Head (Pumpkin Brown Ale)
Fernie Brewing Company
Fernie, British Columbia
Seasonal Brown Ale
I am not a big fan of pumpkin. In fact, I hate everything pumpkin. I've tried a lot of pumpkin beer and they all taste...well....pumpkiny. My wife came home with Fernie Brewing's Pumpkin Head Pumpkin brown ale so I figured, what the hell, DRINK UP!! The smell of the pumpkin in this beer is not as pronounced as the spices. To me that's a good thing. Less pumpkiny the better. ( I know pumkiny isn't a word so just humor me) The taste of the pumpkin dissipates quickly (masked a little by the malt) then the cinnamon and nutmeg take over leaving a nice finish. This beer is really smooth and I love the fact that the pumpkin blends really well with the spices. Fernie Brewing Company did a really great job with this seasonal ale.