On tap at Plank Pizza, delicate pumpkin pie spicing wispily gains zesty lemon spritz above dry pale malt grid in clean watered setting. Beneath the spare gourd surface, light herbal notions contrast subtle sugared spicing. Underwhelming but crushable.
Sharp cinnamon-barked pumpkin pie entry gains orange-peeled ginger, nutmeg and clove spicing as well as caramelized malt sweetness to contrast earthen yam-gourd conflux. Interestingly, spearmint, fern and pine nut illusions flutter by below.
Dry pumpkin ale brings earthen gourd/ squash influence to sharp ginger herbage and muted cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice seasoning. Underwhelming 2018 autumnal release.
Modest pumpkin roast sweetened slightly by meek cinnamon-nutmeg spicing, brown-sugared acorn squash reminder and teasing yam snip. Desolate earthen bottom underscores relegated pumpkin pie-spiced finish.
On tap at Barcade – Manhattan, subdued moderate-bodied pumpkin ale contrasts sweet pumpkin-pied nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and ginger spicing against earthen gourd complacency, baked pumpkin vegetalia and lemony Cascade hop bittering. But it’s ultimately too thin.
Delicate floral-spiced pumpkin pie spicing lightly lacquers mild crystal malt sweetness to contrast dry pumpkin-fleshed earthiness of OK autumnal fare. Calm cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice seasoning as well as sugared yam snip need deeper penetration.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, compact pumpkin pie-spiced cinnamon, nutmeg and clove seasoning gains lingered ginger herbage and sweet yam whim to contrast less prominent earthen gourd toasting above honeyed Graham Cracker spine.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, pleasant autumnal moderation offers subtle gourd crisping to mild orange peel zest and spicy hop tingle. Sugared yam, sweet potato and squash illusions aid pumpkin pie finish.
On tap at Climax, highly expressive autumn ale leans on the sweet side as brown-sugared pumpkin pie pleasantry picks up discreet yam influence, ginger-spiced nutmeg seasoning and dainty cherry piquancy to contrast polite lemon-drop sourness as well as earthen squash, butternut and zucchini illusions.
Sharp autumnal seasoning guards brown-sugared pumpkin pie theme while quickly approaching lemony gourd earthiness stays just below the surface to contrast the cinnamon-sweetened nutmeg-allspice-coriander spicing and honeyed Graham Cracker respite.
Stylish brown-sugared pumpkin pie spicing given ginger-minted freshness as well as a lemony champagne twist (emanating from French saison yeast). Ample cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and coriander seasoning sweetens light vanilla creaming to contrast roasted pumpkin vegetalia.