Central City Brewers – Patrick O’Pumpkin Barrel Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Central City Brewers – Patrick O’Pumpkin Barrel Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Rating

4 out of 5
Appearance
4.1 out of 5
Aroma
4.2 out of 5
Flavour
4.3 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Total

4.2
4.2 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Barrel Aged, Pumpkin Ale
  • Brand: Central City Brewers & Distillers
  • Pros:

    A big beer with nice bourbon barrel tones and pumpkin spice

  • Cons:

    Quite a strong beer and not the pumpkin pie that some may be looking for

  • Conclusion:

    A big and lightly spiced imperial pumpkin ale with a nice flavour of bourbon oak

Central City Patrick O'Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale Review Central City Brewers – Patrick O’Pumpkin Barrel Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale Review

A second Pumpkin Ale has been added to the line of beers from Central City Brewers and Distillers for 2015. The Patrick O’Pumpkin ups the ante with a big 8.0% alcohol and having been aged in Bourbon barrels for an extra kick. As a part of the Character series of beers the Patrick O’Pumpkin pours as a dark chestnut colour with a finger and a half of dense head that sits atop the glass. On the nose comes a malty nose that is joined with a spicy and vanilla-rich oak tone that is big but not as pumpkin pie as many of the other beers on the market. The body is very smooth and rather creamy with a pumpkin spice that comes through in the front. Cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of ginger make up the beginning of the flavour while a malty mid section is joined with a vanilla oak tone and a touch of bourbon. As the finish comes through the vanilla-oak tones are joined by a hop bitterness and bourbon tone that lingers behind. The Patrick O’Pumpkin is a big beer with a ton of flavour and just the right amount of Pumpkin. It isn’t over the top but offers a big, spicy and unique twist on BC pumpkin beers.

Alcohol – 8.0%
Size – 650ml bottle
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Central City Patrick O'Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale Review Central City Patrick O'Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale Review

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