Brewed by Tempest Brew Co
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Galashiels, Roxburghshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
cask, special
Tempest/Cromarty Collaboration A few weeks ago we had the excitement of brewing our first collaboration beer with a fellow Scottish Brewery, Cromarty Brewing. Cromarty have been making awesome beers over the past few months and through the weird and wonderful world of Twitter and some crazy banter we hatched the idea to brew a beer together. Emails and call were exchanged, different beers were considered but it was decided we would take a crack at brewing a pumpkin beer! What had we let ourselves in for…. The beer itself uses a fairly complex malt bill, addition of pepper, some of our favourite hops and a barrow load of pumpkins. It is for certain one of the hardest beers done at our brewery and one of the longest brews yet!! The beer will be available for limited period in cask, keg and bottle, so look out for it. For a sneak tasting of it before anywhere else head on over to one of our favourite bars the Bon Accord (Glasgow) where it will be on the bar on the 31st along with a range of our other beers including our red eye flight on cask as well as a range of exciting stuff from Cromarty and you may also find a brewer or two hanging out to answer a few questions. So there we have it, we are really excited about this beer it has been a labour of love and pain, we hope you enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle thanks to Leighton. Clear amber colour thin beige head. Not overly spicy. Some ok malts. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle thanks to Leighton via BenH. It pours hazy amber with a thick off-white head. The nose is pumpkin, vegetal, baked pineapple, alcohol, light sweetness and earth. The taste has less pumpkin than the nose, nice bitterness, some alcohol warmth, wood, leaf, metal, spice and earth with a dry, somewhat spicy finish. Medium body and mod carb. Pretty solid all-round.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013

Bottle 500ml. @ [ (Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting) by Chriso - London ].

Unclear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, spruce, resin, fruity. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity, caramel, orange, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130331]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle sample. Cheers to Leighton for the pour! The pour’s medium brown with a tiny white head. The nose is rich allspice, some caramel, nutmeg and baked brown bread. The taste is deep, rich spices, nuts, light vegetable and brown bread. Cake icing. Light body, smooth. Overall, a pretty straightforward pumpkin ale. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
[500ml bottle] Hazy orange amber, thin head that reduces to a lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, watermelon, light spices and yeast. The flavours are dominated by sweet pumpkin, with plenty of demarara sugar, before a cinnamon-heavy finish. Not really my thing and it could do with a little more, to be honest [27112012]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a smalloffwhite head. Aroma is toasted malt, sweet and caramelosh. Bitter, herbal and dry into a bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5373) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
On tap @ Blue Blazer. Pours amber with a nicely proportioned head. The nose is unusually earthy with vegetal notes too, perhaps some sweat as well. The taste is more of the vegetables, perhaps root vegetables other than pumpkin. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a clean finish. Overall, this is the first time I’ve really tasted pumpkin in a pumpkin beer as it is usually buried amongst biscuity malt and spices such as cinnamon. A valent effort but it doesn’t give me as much pleasure as the other Cromarty or Tempest beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (9546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Cask at The Blue Blazer. 19/11/12. Pours clear amber with a thin off-white head. Aromas were earthy, soil and pumpkin. Taste is more soup than beer. Light sweetness but loads of pumpkin. Surprisingly thin for the strength. Not my kind of thing at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (4412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Cask @ The Bon Accord. Hazy chestnut brown colour, good beige head. Mild pumpkin malt aroma. Dry dark chocolate & pumpkin flavour. Smooth with dry aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.

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