Friday, November 23, 2012

Painted Ladies

As I continue to try as many pumpkin beers as I can, there have been a bump or two in the road. Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale was brewed up for us by Tyranena Brewing Company. It is 7.5% ABV.

It poured out a dark reddish orange with just a little bit of white head on the top. It had a pumpkin spice and clove smell that was right up front.

This was not my favorite of beer that I had so far. It had a sweet maltiness with some serious spice flavoring. It had a sweet lingering taste at the end of the beer that was almost syrupy. There was a heavy clove flavor that stuck with the beer through the entire pint. There wasn't any major hops to speak of but it did finish up with some weird astringency. 

This beer is far from balanced. If you are looking for some cinnamon  clove in your face with a little bit of toffee and caramel backing it up, this could be your beer. It has no roundness or fullness. The beer itself was even a little bit flat.

I give it a 2

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