Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale

12oz single from Trader Joe’s in Atlanta, GA, USA. $1.00. Best before April ’09 notched on the label.
I have lots of success with cheap singles from TJ’s in the past, so I am usually happy to throw out a buck in the hope of finding an interesting shot.
Pale orange macro like pour with an alarming lack of carbonation, head and lace. Decent depth of color, but looks dead.
Nose is suprisingly bland and only has a hint of something “pumpkiny” or “spicy”. VERY little there.
Tastes have a nasty macro lager underlying feel, but on top of that is a wickedly artificial cinnamon spice. It’s actually not that offensive, but it does seem dreadfully ill at ease in the beer. If it is supposed to be pumpkin I don’t get that.
Very thin mouthfeel here.
Well, after lots of good experiences with the $1 TJ specials, this one missed the mark. I stil have a decent record of finding some good value there though.

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11/15/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.7 %
Appearance: 2
Taste: 2
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 2
Overall: 2
Total: 2.05
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