18 September 2009

Beer Review, New Holland Ichabod Ale

New Holland Ichabod Ale (bottle)
Holland, MI
5.5% ABV

Appearance: Very clear, orange/red, with a thin white head that sticks around. Slight lacing. Very slight effervescence. 3.0/5

Smell: Pumpkin. Lots of pumpkin. Also crisp spices, maybe some cinnamon, hints of cloves. Inviting. 4.0/5

Taste: Mmm... very sweet. Pumpkin is definitely there, but much less pronounced than expected. A nice malt backbone and a finish of coriander and cloves round out this beer. 4.0/5

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness, slightly chewy. 4.0/5

Drinkability: Pumpkin beers tend to not be very exciting, but this one is quite nice. Can't wait to have more when it gets a little cooler outside. 3.5/5

Overall: 3.75/5

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