I’ve been complaining about the graphic design for these delicious pumpkin beers, so I thought I’d try one that looked real purdy to liven up the scene a little.
See! That’s what I’m looking for in packaging. It has an Ichabod Crane vibe, and I totally dig it. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was my jam (my read? my watch?) when I was younger. And that was even before I saw the remake with Johnny Depp.
Moving on. (Is it hot in here?)
You know the drill. Let’s start with the website:
The Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor… Hints of pumpkin, cinammon and nutmeg aromas and flavors; a crisp, refreshing beer.
Ok Shipyard, I get it. It’s crisp. It’s refreshing. But somehow, this lame description leads me to believe that Shipyard doesn’t think their beer is all that.
My initial thoughts I jotted down:
- Yay. It’s from Maine. I love Maine (and New England in general).
- Wow. Is this beer? It almost smells like a candy.
- It definitely smells and tastes like a cider, or maybe it’s just heavy on the clove.
- There is an overwhelming spice smell that’s different from the previous beers I tried.
- There’s something I don’t like by the smell (anise? – because I hate black licorice), but it’s better by taste.
- A little weak.
- Not bad, but not my favorite.