Pumpkin Unfiltered Ale (UFO) Beer Review From Harpoon Brewery
Thumbs UP or Down: Up
Overall Rating: 4
Blend: Seasonal Unfiltered Pumpkin Ale
Brewery: Harpoon Brewery
How the brewery describes the beer: It’s a simple story; we brew this beer because we like pumpkin (pumpkin pie, really) and thought an unfiltered pumpkin ale would be great, especially during the New England fall. Turns out it is.
Imagine a pumpkin vine wound its way in a field of barley, and a brewer harvested it all to make a beer. Add Northwestern hops and a blend of spices, and you’ve got UFO Pumpkin. The malt combination provides a smooth body and slightly sweet flavor, which balances perfectly with the earthy notes derived from the pure pumpkin. And like all of our UFO beers, UFO Pumpkin is UnFiltered.
Amber and orange with a slight haze
Malty with hints of pumpkin and spice
Slightly sweet and smooth
A solid malt backbone highlighting German Vienna and Munich malts with a nice dose of pumpkin and spice, reminiscent of pumpkin pie
Easy drinking with a lingering pumpkin aftertaste on the back of the tongue
Price: $16 / multi 12 -pack
Would I Buy Again: Yes
Check out my video review: