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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale review

Samuel-Adams-Fat-Jack-Double-Pumpkin-AleI’ve been duped again.  Why do I keep letting this happen?

Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale is yet another pumpkin beer that promises pumpkin taste and doesn’t deliver.  This is nothing new, but I feel a bit more swindled this time because of the very name of the beer.  Calling your beer “Double Pumpkin” implies to me that this will taste even more like pumpkin than most pumpkin beers.  Yet, I can detect no pumpkin taste at all!  Let me bring in David Lookner again:   Read the rest of this entry

David Lookner from Seinfeld reviews Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Uinta-Crooked-Line-Oak-Jacked-Imperial-Pumpkin-aleOne of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld has always been “The Wait Out.”  The episode features guest appearances from Cary Elwes and Debra Messing and features a slightly darker sense of humor for which the show was generally known.  Specifically, Jerry and Elaine are both elated that George may have broken up a marriage that comprised partners they’d both like to have for themselves.  Messing’s character mentions that she’s become annoyed with her husband’s eccentricities – for example, he asks questions that he immediately answers.

Observe how easily this transitions into a review of Uinta Crooked Line Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale!   Read the rest of this entry

Pumpkin Beer Tasting 2014

pumpkin-beer-tastingWe got the gang together and tried over a dozen pumpkin beers.  It was a battle to the finish, but there were clear winners.   Read the rest of this entry

Drinking with the (Pum)king tonight

southern tier imperial pumking pumpkin beer

This counts as not drinking alone. Read the rest of this entry

Pumpkin beer rankings

Harvest Moon - Blue Moon

Much to the chagrin of my waist line, I like beer, and I like trying new beer even more.  Seasonal beers really do it for me, and October is one of my favorite months.  Sure,  Oktoberfest is all well and good, but for my money, it’s all about the Pumpkin Beers.  When it comes to a pumpkin beer, I don’t want some tiny little hint of pumpkin (I’m looking at you, Blue Moon), I want to be annihilated by pumpkin and, preferably by alcohol content.  Here’s a list of five pumpkin beers I’ve tried, ranked from least to greatest.  Read the rest of this entry

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