Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I really don't enjoy pumpkin beers, but I give a new one or two a try every fall. Tonight I had Foothills Brewing's Cottonwood Pumpkin Ale. It was OK. It pours a clear, muted orange with hardly any head. The aroma is bright and sweet. Lots of nutmeg and pumpkin. It’s all vaguely synthetic smelling, but it doesn’t smell bad at all. Kiinda like a pumpkin pie scented candle. The flavor is rich and slightly sweet. More of that pumpkin flavor that seems artificial but not unpleasant. I won’t have another one, but I didn’t mind this. Faint praise, I know ... but given that I have hated most of the pumpkin beers I've tasted, faint praise will have to do.