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Quick Pour: Turkey Day White Wine Alternatives

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Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer: #1-3

It all comes down to this. Here are the top three beers in the Pour House’s Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer! #3: Schlafly Pumpkin Ale Producer: Schlafly Beer; St. Louis, MO Beer Name: Pumpkin Ale Price Range: $12 / 6-pack (12 oz) ABV: 8% Appearance: Deep amber, copper-colored, bright Aroma: Pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove Virginia Pour House Review: The beer is a bright copper color and almost perfectly clear with a small head the quickly dissipates. The aroma is intoxicating. It smells like the kitchen on Thanksgiving morning, rich with spices present in pumpkin pie. I get hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove along with some pumpkin notes. This is probably the best aroma I have gotten out of a pumpkin beer this year. The taste does not disappoint. There is a great blend of pumpkin spices in this one, with cinnamon and nutmeg standing out. It tastes like a freshly-made pumpkin …

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Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer: #21 & #20

The Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer continues with #21 and #20 in the countdown! #21: Cisco Pumple Drumkin Producer: Cisco Brewers; Nantucket, MA Beer Name: Pumple Drumkin Price Range: $1.99/bottle (12 oz) ABV: 6% Appearance: Pale amber, hazy, small foamy off-white head Aroma: Pumpkin, faint spice, cinnamon, nutmeg Virginia Pour House Review: The beer pours a pale, hazy amber with a small foamy off-white head.The aroma is faint with pumpkin and spice, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg coming through. The taste is light with bitterness from the pumpkin and spice in the middle. It finishes smooth with some faint lingering bitterness on the palate. It is medium-bodied, enough to hold up the flavor, but not overly heavy. It is slightly effervescent but has a nice mouthfeel, coating the palate. This beer is solid, but I wanted a little more out of it. It has a nice malt backbone and a good …

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