Friday, November 26, 2010
We enjoyed two interesting beers for Thanksgiving: the Shipyard Brewing Company Pumpkinhead Ale and the Inlet Brewing Company Monk In the Trunk. The later is a fruity (apricots) and slightly spicy Belgium styled ale crafted using authentic Belgian Abbey yeast. The flavor profile is slightly sweet with the spices dominating the nose and the tail. Plus its made from organic ingredients. The Pumpkinhead Ale may be the best pumpkin styled seasonal we have tasted. We usually avoid these beers since many are overly spiced with nutmeg or pumpkin additives. On the other hand, this beer displays just a hint of the pumpkin and spices and allows the characteristics of the malt and hops to surface. Nicely done.