Pumpkin Bier

Oregon
United States
pFriem Pumpkin Bier by pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Each batch of pFriem Pumpkin Bier is made with fresh pumpkin and real spices in addition to the standard malt and hops. That’s why every pint is overflowing with aromas of vanilla, notes of cinnamon and touch of caramel. We think you’ll agree that it’s just as flavorful as mom’s pumpkin pie and there’s no baking required.

Profile

ABV: 
6.9%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
45 - 50º
Hops: 
Styrian Golding
Malts: 
Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Pumpkin Bier by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as an Autumn Seasonal Beer (30B).

A strong, herbal hop aroma is apparent from this beer. Malt sweetness also comes through with a touch of ginger and clove. A nutty scent, possibly from pumpkin, backs up the herbal and spice qualities. The color is a golden-copper with good clarity, and an off-white head lingers across the surface and gathering along the edge of the glass. The spice additions are forward in the flavor, but they are not overpowering in any way. Instead, the clove, ginger, a hint of cinnamon, and herbal hop characteristics blend with a touch of caramel sweetness and a slight nutty quality to create a well-reserved version of this style. A little alcoholic warmth and carbonic bite add to the spiciness, warming the palate and lingering in the finish.

All told, the spices and clean ferment and well-balanced malt profile make for a very quaffable Autumn Seasonal Beer. If you are looking for something that celebrates the fall season without coming across as a bad caricature of pumpkin pie, this beer easily makes the cut. I would further suggest that this beer is worthy of trying no matter what season you find yourself in, as it is well-balanced and expressive without being overbearing.

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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