Additional notes 10/01/2022 (Pictured)
Still presenting itself as a malty, slightly alternative tasting Vienna or O’fest. It’s a little odd, I’ll grant you that, but one bottle a year is a welcome change of pace, and I’ll likely keep drinking it in approx. that volume in the future. Not what I’ll call a favorite, but 12oz per year is something that I enjoy.
Original notes 10/15/2006
Thanks go out to SilentSabre for generously thinking of me on one of his recent trades – I am absolutely delighted he did.
Label has this described as a brown ale which is immediately contradicted by the “English Pale Ale orange colored” beer that flows from the bottle. Nice tight head forms with some lacing.
Aromas and tastes are one and same with a wonderful combination of all-spice, nutmeg, a little pumpkin and plenty of brown sugar – one of the few times that a label very accurately describes what comes out of the bottle!
Smooth, tasty, and massively drinkable this avoids all the pitfalls of many pumpkin ales with body, satisfaction, taste and drinkability far surpassing most other examples of the style.
It just so happens that, after a few years of thinking DFH was one of the best breweries in the USA, I had been a little disapointed by some of my recent experiences – this beer restores the faith! A great offering.