Thanksgiving is well over but that doesn’t mean one can’t enjoy the decedent flavor of pumpkin pie. Since the holidays have passed, the flavor may have to be delivered in the unconventional method of beer but, really, is that such a drawback? Grab a tallboy of Pumpkin Patch (5% ABV) from Eddyline Brewing.
Color: Pumpkin Patch is as orange as the eponymous gourd with a haze so slight one can almost peer through it unobstructed. It features a rocky, off-white head.
Aroma: One has lost the sense of smell if one cannot smell the pumpkin in this beer—it’s as if a whole pie’s been smashed into the drinker’s face. Pumpkin Patch is sweet, honey-like, and suggests the presence of yams; it’s a bit like a plate of honey-drizzled sweet potato fries.
Taste: This beer is liquid pumpkin pie in a can! A touch of cinnamon graces the tip of the tongue and back of the throat as a slight buttery aftertaste washes it down. This beer is so packed with flavor that there’s even an after-aftertaste that’s exceptionally sweet and almost candy-like.
Mouthfeel: Pumpkin Patch is thick like the pie it emulates and finishes wet thus causing a good deal of salivation.
It’s never a bad time for pie! Still, shoveling dessert into one’s face at the bar can become awkward for all involved so perhaps said dessert would be best served incognito—put it in a can.