New Belgium Pumpkick
From New Belgium Brewing – 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 tastebuds sailing.
New Belgium Brewing – New Belgium Pumpkick – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 6% abv.
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with a thick white film.
Aroma: Pumpkin meat, pumpkin pie spice profile, toasted malt.
Taste: Toasty malt, nutmeg, subtle Eurohop spice, bread crust. Finishes spicy with a tart twang.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, prickly carb. Juicy.
Overall: This is a great rendition of a nearly played out style. The cranberries are what made this beer.