What I'm Drinking (via Untappd)
Monday, September 5, 2011
New Holland Brewing Co. - Ichabod Pumpkin Ale (2011)
Labor Day means one thing to me... the NFL season starts next week! Since I plan to spend many of my Sundays this fall watching football and reviewing beer, it's perfect that the fall seasonals are starting to show up in my favorite stores.
Last week, I picked up two pumpkin ales at East Wake Wines. The first up is Ichabod from New Holland. Ichabod is brewed with real pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Look for the headless horseman label.
An attractive beer. It has a bright, copper color and a slightly hazy appearance. Ample carbonation is visible, with fairly large bubbles forming a dense, pillowy cream-colored head.
Ichabod has a light aroma. It's bready, with dusty, spicy, nutmeg notes.As it warmed, a sweet pumpkin scent becomes evident.
Taste & Feel
This is a medium-bodied beer with a light, carbonated tingle. Brown sugar sweetness and nutmeg start things off up front. Faint hints of pumpkin pie come through in the middle. Light, spicy hops give it a bit of a bite toward the finish. Strong nutmeg aftertaste.
Decent. The nutmeg flavor really overwhelms any indication of pumpkin or cinnamon and overpowers the beer . I'd give it a B-.
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