Beeroween 2012 – Day 2 – Steamworks Brewing – Pumpkin Ale
It’s Beeroween time. This year, we celebrate the 6 Spectres of Beeroween.
Big props to the Great Ghoul for providing this tasty spooky themed brew.
To hear the audio review, click Play below. For the plain text, keep reading, although I encourage you to ignore the text if possible and use your ears to virtually experience the review. Think of it as the enhanced version.
Apologies for the clicks here and there – I was having some technical issues but the Beeroween happens fast so I’ll just have to be more careful on Day 3.
I don’t think I’ve had a Steamworks brew for a long time, it’s a bit fuzzy but I believe I’ve been to their restaurant/pub on 2 occasions but it was a good amount of time ago. I definitely have not had one of their offerings in a bottle.
Speaking of the bottle – the artwork is quite cool, the spooky pumpkin on the front spewing steam from piping not only looks great but it ties in nicely with the brewery name, thus solidifying the branding. Well done marketing team. 😉
Let’s crack it open and see what we are dealing with. Nice coppery colouring with ample thick and foamy head. Checking the aroma now – wow – the pumpkin is quite nice – its not overly sweet but it definitely smells a bit like pumpkin pie which seems like a good direction to aim for.
The sip: Yum Yum Yum. This is so far my favorite Pumpkin brew this season. It is smooth and creamy; not harsh or overly sweet. Very nice execution of a pumpkin beer indeed. The pumpkin pie aspect is well supported by the mouthfeel and degree of pumpkin and spice.
I encourage you to buy this one and try it for yourself – this beer is excellent.
Well that’s all for now. See you on next time for Beeroween Day 3. 🙂
Happy Beeroween everyone.
The following sound samples were used courtesy of Freesound.org
Sketchy2 by NoiseCollector, large_creaking_door by Gregswinford, horror ambience 14 by klankbeeld