As promised, here’s beer review #2: Post Road Pumpkin Ale. AKA – the beer that kicked off the actual pumpkin flavors.
First reaction: YUM
Second reaction: Heck yeah this is good. It was warm and spicy with a crispness at the finish that didn’t seem hoppy to me (I’m a professional beer reviewer now that I’ve reviewd, um, one beer). It tasted like pumpkin without going all Starbucks-pumpkin latte at it. In otherwords: It had the essence of pumkin without the overwhelming-hit-you-on-the-head pumpkin taste that ruins a good beer.
The one taste I definitely discerned was nutmeg. And I’m gaga for nutmeg lately. Can’t get enough. I put it in everything (oatmeal, coffee, smoothies).
So all-in-all, it was a very delicious beer that went perfectly with that morning’s 5k (I drank this on Sunday) and I could have easily had a couple more, except I then passed out for a two-hour nap.