Southampton Pumpkin Ale

22 oz bomber from City Beverage, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. $5.49.
I guess that this is the beer that finally tells me that I am not that keen on Pumpkin brews! The reason I say that is that I imagine this is pretty much as good as it gets within the style, and despite that I’m just not mad about it.
Beautiful clarity in the pour with a bright, light amber, dark orange body. Nice carbonation, super head and some lace. The body of this beer is very attractive.
Both the aroma and taste at least FEATURE the pumpkin, cinnamon and allspice advertised, but they are not huge. Drinks slightly more like a Marzen or O’Fest with an almost lager-like lightness. Some residual sweetness in the finish.
As I say, I think that this beer is a super example of the style but it doesn’t do a lot for me.

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12/02/2007
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.5 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.93
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