Fall Seasonal Wrap-Up, Part One
The weather lately has been rather fair, and there still isn’t any snow on the ground. This means there is still time for me to make some final remarks on beers I’ve come across this Fall.
Oktoberfest by August Schell Brewing – a rich auburn color and creamy head. smells of grain and the taste is toffee like with a light body. I really like how the beer finishes with a sweet crispness. 3.5/5
Dogtoberfest Märzen by Flying Dog Brewery - a dark amber color with a thick foamy head that dissipates quickly. smells of caramel and spice. a medium body with the flavor falling to the back of the tongue. the thickness comes from a mix of roasted malts and spice. 3/5
Pumpkin Ale by Buffalo Bill’s Brewery – surprisingly more true pumpkin flavor than I had believed it would be. I had built this beer up in mind as being the liquid pumpkin pie of beers, but this was not the case. It’s a true pumpkin flavor that comes through on this beer and it’s low on the spice. 3.5/5
Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest by Boulevard Brewing – smells floral and has a bitter bite in the taste. 3.5/5
Horseman’s Revenge by Olde Main Brewing – a very tasty, local choice. 4/5
Harvest Ale by Goose Island Brewing - this beer certainly focuses on the hop flavoring and it comes through quite a bit more strong than one might expect. This isn’t quite reaching the levels of an IPA, but for that, I commend it. 3.5/5
The true winner for me this season was the Pumpkin Ale from Schlafly – a true 5/5 for me. You will all hear more about this in an upcoming Happy Hour episode.