|Location||Maryland Heights, MO|
Best Quote During Tasting
Yes, it's Cher and no, I'm not ashamed.
|Aroma - Big baking spices, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. The malts are present as a subtle caramel which blends nicely with the faint vanilla. It's very much a pumpkin beer in the aroma.|
|Appearance - The beer pours a slightly hazy gold/orange with a sparkling white head that completely leaves before taking the first sip.|
|Flavor - The vanilla was subtle in the nose but that's definitely not the case in the flavor. Huge vanilla, nice cinnamon and pie crust flavors from the malts remind me of a 'nilla wafer. The balance is nice to where it's sweet but the spices do a great job of toning it down.|
|Mouthfeel - The body is medium and the carbonation is a medium+. This one coats your tongue and then the carbonation scrubs it away.|
|Overall Impression - This beer is closest to the original version of O'Fallon's pumpkin beer by far. If you're looking for a subtle twist on their fall favorite, this is definitely the way to go. The aroma was deceiving and I kind of wanted more vanilla there but the flavor made up for it for sure. This is a great example of putting a twist on a favorite without losing the spirit of the original.|