Saturday, September 20, 2008

O'Fallon Pumpkin Beer

'5.6% ABV Like pumpkin pie in a bottle...we add 120 pounds of real pumpkin to the three-barley mash and then season the finished beer with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.'

My friend Steve has been raving about this stuff for awhile, but I was skeptical myself. This may have been because I really don't care for pumpkin products or I just don't trust Steve. Either way- I was wrong to dismiss this beer out of hand.

You can really taste the spices right off the bat with this brew. In fact I find the pumpkin to be very muted until the aftertaste hits you, the spices have a nice healthy kick to them. My palate picks out the cinnamon first and that leads nicely to a blend of the nutmeg and herbs. It really is a well crafted beer, which I was not expecting because the label looks to be designed by someones ten year old kid in Microsoft Paint. Well appearances are more often deceiving than not and this beer is a perfect example of that. 

Now if you excuse me I have to go drink the rest of these puppies with a quickness. More updates tonight, its going to be one of those nights. 

Musical Pairing: Dinosaur Jr- Green Mind (Great fall album, lousy cover!)


Anonymous said...

I love this beer! Some of the other stuff they make is pretty bad, but this stuff is a perfect pumpkin beer.

Stephen said...

Dude, I told you, O'Fallons is one of the best pumpkin beers.

matt said...

Dude, I ackowledged that you told me!