Southampton Publick House - Pumpkin Ale
Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottled, poured into a pint glass
This Fall beer pours a dark amber with a hazy orange glow. It produces a thin head, even with a fast pour, which leaves no lacing on the glass. True to the style, the nose of the beer comes packed with a strong pumpkin scent. Southampton has also added hints of vanilla, using vanilla extract in the brewing process.
The pumpkin flavors are present in the taste, but are somewhat subdued by cinnamon and other spice notes. It’s definitely heading into the realm of pumpkin pie. The vanilla comes on strong near the end, slightly restrained by the, almost biting, high carbonation, which produces an exceedingly crisp finish.