Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Boulevard Brewing Company Funky Pumpkin

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Boulevard Brewing Company Funky Pumpkin - Spiced Sour Ale.  I picked up this bottle at Lonestar Beverages (here) in Carrollton, TX.

From the Boulevard Brewing Company website: “Our entry in the very popular pumpkin ale market is an eccentric one, with pumpkin flavor scarcely present, upstaged by cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger. A pleasant tartness prevails, with barrel aging providing a mellow roundness, and Brettanomyces putting the "unk" in Funky.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours translucent golden orange color with a nice off-white head and left some good lacing.
Aroma: Pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger), funky Brett and just a slight pumpkin scent.

Taste: Tart, sour and funky with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice leading the way to a slightly dry finish with pumpkin flavor somewhere in the distance.
Overall: Pumpkin sour…yes, I enjoyed Boulevard Brewing Company Funky Pumpkin.  This 5.8% ABV offering is funky, quite drinkable and worth a shot. I’d certainly pick this one up again.


Mark Harvey

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