JK (5856) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Skyview for this excellent pumpkin beer. Light orange color. Aroma of netmeg and unusually, meringue. Pumpkin in the flavor, with more nutmeg and meringue. Moderate yeast presence.
Skyview (5706) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught at the brewpub in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours a hazy orange amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some excellent retention that slowly dissipates to a swirled film top and excellent lacing. Aroma of pumpkin with nutmeg, touch of banana esters, yeast, a hint of bubblegum and floral herbs. Taste is quite velvet/smooth, with a nice balanced flavor of pumpkin, wheat and banana. Finish continues the pumpkin and banana ester aftertaste that slowly disappears. A unique pumpkin infused beer I hope to see again next year.