You all know that I took a break from wine — I talked about it last week.
But the real thing that drove me back to wine; the one thing that made me dust off the old tasting notebook. A display I saw in one of my favorite beer shops. While that is not the real picture, I knew that my beer drinking and tasting would come to an abrupt end.
I loath pumpkin beer. There is just not one I have tried that I like and I really cannot see spending money on such ales. But it’s not just Pumpkin beers, it’s pumpkin pie, pumpkin, cookies, pumpkin candles — just about anything that has the combination of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter.
I don’t mind harvest ales. I like Oktoberfest beer. But please oh please don’t brew with pumpkin extract, canned pumpkin or add pumpkins to your boil. The just will not do it for me.
So, it’s back to wine for me. And back to tasting notes. While I will dabble in the beer world, it’s gong to be porters and stouts for me now in the forseeable future. Goodbye until next year by beloved Kölsch, Hefeweizen, Saisons, summer ale and pilsner’s. I’ll see you soon enough, but will miss your terribly.
- While I Was On The Disabled List (undertakingwine.com)
- Pumpkin, Fest or Harvest Beers: Which is Your Favorite Taste of Fall? (beerandwhiskeybros.com)
- Pumpkin or “Fest”: Your Guide to Fall Beers (sarabozich.com)