Wednesday, October 23, 2013
'tis the season for pumpkin beer and here is another of many I've tried this year. This one was on tap at my favorite place for hot wings and cold beer - Porky's Cafe in Shelton, CT.
Before I get to the beer, I have to say the wings were saucy, spicy and extra good. And the porketta sandwich was oh so SO good; nicely spiced roasted pork topped fresh mozzarella and cherry peppers! Drooooool.
The beer was Blue Point Pumpkin Ale (6% ABV). It was served in a pint glass. It was a dark chestnut brown with orange highlights and came with just a ring of foam around the edge of the glass.
The aroma was full of rich pumpkin spices. This is a very pumpkin pie smelling beer.
The taste wasn't quite what I was expecting. Although the pumpkin was in the forefront, the spices were subdued. So it was a lot less flavorful spice-wise than I had been lead to anticapte based on the smell. That doesn't mean I didn't like it, it was good, it was just different than I thought it would be.
The mouthfeel was medium with nice carbonation.
Blue Point Pumpkin is on the lighter tasting side of pumpkin beers; more subtle. It is tasty and drinkable.