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  • Beer
  • Specialty Type Beer
  • Spiced Beer
  • Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

    Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

    Aroma: The character of the particular spices, herbs and/or vegetables (SHV) should be noticeable in the aroma; however, note that some SHV (e.g., ginger, cinnamon) have stronger aromas and are more distinctive than others (e.g., some vegetables)—allow for a range of SHV character and intensity from subtle to aggressive. The individual character of the SHV(s) may not always be identifiable when used in combination. The SHV character should be pleasant and supportive, not artificial and overpowering. As with all specialty beers, a proper SHV beer should be a harmonious balance of the featured SHV(s) with the underlying beer style. Aroma hops, yeast by-products and malt components of the underlying beer may not be as noticeable when SHV are present. These components (especially hops) may also be intentionally subdued to allow the SHV character to come through in the final presentation. If the base beer is an ale then a non-specific fruitiness and/or other fermentation by-products such as diacetyl may be present as appropriate for warmer fermentations. If the base beer is a lager, then overall less fermentation byproducts would be appropriate. Some malt aroma is preferable, especially in dark styles. Hop aroma may be absent or balanced with SHV, depending on the style. The SHV(s) should add an extra complexity to the beer, but not be so prominent as to unbalance the resulting presentation.

     

    Appearance: Appearance should be appropriate to the base beer being presented and will vary depending on the base beer. For lighter-colored beers with spices, herbs or vegetables that exhibit distinctive colors, the colors may be noticeable in the beer and possibly the head. May have some haze or be clear. Head formation may be adversely affected by some ingredients, such as chocolate.

     

    Flavor: As with aroma, the distinctive flavor character associated with the particular SHV(s) should be noticeable, and may range in intensity from subtle to aggressive. The individual character of the SHV(s) may not always be identifiable when used in combination. The balance of SHV with the underlying beer is vital, and the SHV character should not be so artificial and/or overpowering as to overwhelm the beer. Hop bitterness, flavor, malt flavors, alcohol content, and fermentation by-products, such as esters or diacetyl, should be appropriate to the base beer and be harmonious and balanced with the distinctive SHV flavors present. Note that these components (especially hops) may be intentionally subdued to allow the SHV character to come through in the final presentation. Some SHV(s) are inherently bitter and may result in a beer more bitter than the declared base style.

     

    Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel may vary depending on the base beer selected and as appropriate to that base beer. Body and carbonation levels should be appropriate to the base beer style being presented. Some SHV(s) may add additional body and/or slickness, although fermentable additions may thin out the beer. Some SHV(s) may add a bit of astringency, although a “raw” spice character is undesirable.

     

    Overall Impression: A harmonious marriage of spices, herbs and/or vegetables and beer. The key attributes of the underlying style will be different with the addition of spices, herbs and/or vegetables; do not expect the base beer to taste the same as the unadulterated version. Judge the beer based on the pleasantness and balance of the resulting combination.

     

     

    Vital Statistics: OG: Varies with base style
    IBUs: Varies with base style FG: Varies with base style
    SRM: Varies with base style ABV: Varies with base style
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    Boston Breweries Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale
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    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Case - Bottles
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    5%
    Availability:
    Seasonal/Limited Release
    Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale - This unique blend of pumpkin, coriander, butternut, cinnamon and nutmeg is a complexed mix full with flavour. Its a rich blend of unusual ingredients that leave you wanting more.
     
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    608 0 0 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 12oz
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    Availability:
    Seasonal/Limited Release
    Blended with barley malt, pumpkins became a commonly used beer ingredient. Post Road Pumpkin Ale brings back that tasty tradition. Hundreds of pounds of pumpkins are blended into the mash of each batch, creating a beer with an orange amber color, warm pumpkin aroma, biscuity malt center and...
     
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    Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale
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    1108 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 12oz
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    International Bitterness Units (IBU):
    12 IBU's
    Availability:
    Seasonal/Limited Release
    Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale is one of the most sought after seasonal beers. It is believed that George Washington brewed beer using this bright orange squash. In modern times, Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale is a true original microbrew that uses baked and roasted pumpkins. Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are added...
     
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    Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
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    667 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 12oz
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    International Bitterness Units (IBU):
    28 IBU's
    Availability:
    Seasonal/Limited Release
    A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, organic brown sugar and spices. This is the perfect beer to warm-up with, as the season cools.
     
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    Elysian Dark o’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout
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    1019 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 22oz
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    International Bitterness Units (IBU):
    20 IBU's
    Availability:
    Seasonal/Limited Release
    Spookily Smooth and Chocolatey Pours dark as night with creamy tan head. A little smokiness on the nose with malty bittersweet chocolate and a little coffee with subtle earthy pumpkin and spices for an overall nice and creamy mouth.
     
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    Elysian Great Pumpkin Ale
    Monk
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    650 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 22oz
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    International Bitterness Units (IBU):
    20 IBU's
    Availability:
    Seasonal/Limited Release
    Worth the Wait Pours deep copper with ghostly white head. Intense pumpkin, sugar and spice on the nose with a nice bready and malty backdrop to tame all those autumn spices into a remarkably smooth, balanced and delectable fall treat.
     
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    Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
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    871 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 22oz
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    6%
    International Bitterness Units (IBU):
    20 IBU's
    Availability:
    Seasonal/Limited Release
    Our Original Pumpkin Ale Pours hazy orange amber with a whipped-creamy head. Smells of pumpkin with a hint of spice and brown sugar. Begins with a solid pumpkin flavor followed by subtle pumpkin pie spicing. A very drinkable pumpkin ale—not too sweet and not too spicy....
     
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    Evolution Jaques Au Lantern Pumpkin Ale
    Monk
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    720 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    On Tap
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    Availability:
    Seasonal/Limited Release
    Jacques Au Lantern, our Belgian-inspired pumpkin ale, is now on at the taproom. 6.1% abv, unfiltered and a whirlwind of spicy flavors and aromatics. It would take me a while to describe this one, it’s probably easier for all of us if you just stop by and try it....
     
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    Hop Back Brewery Crop Circle
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    664 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 500ML
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    A very clean, flaxen-coloured beer with wonderful thirst-quenching properties. The subtle blend of aroma and bittering hops give a crispness on the tongue which is delicately fruity, giving way to some dryness. The inclusion of flaked maize in the grist subtlely hints at crisp corn flavours.
     
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    Hop Back Brewery Taiphoon
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    604 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 500ML
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    A fantastic pale gold beer with hints of Lemongrass and coriander.
     
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