In this beer blog, we are going to get into the first brew from O’Fallen Brewery from Missouri. It is their Fall Seasonal, which is Pumpkin Beer. O’Fallen Brewery was founded in 2000 by Fran and Tony Caradonna. The brewery was sold to Jim Gorczyca in 2011. Fran Caradonna is still part of the company to this day. They brew several different beer styles. Let us get into the beer.
It has a light amber color without a head on the beer. The smell is a heavy cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin to this fall seasonal. The taste of this light to medium beer is heavy pumpkin with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg notes. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.ofallonbrewery.com):
Like pumpkin pie in a bottle…we add 136 pounds of real pumpkin to the three-barley mash and then season the finished beer with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Available September 1.
Style: Herb and Spice Beer Alcohol: 5.6% ABV Bitterness: 11 IBUs Color: 8.7 SRM Grain: Pale, White Wheat, Caramel 90L Hops: Cluster
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In closing, I have had a few of their beer over the years. I have to say they are average to slightly above average. I love my fall beers but over the years I have been disappointed. This Pumpkin Beer I have been wanting to try it. I had a chance this season to get a bottle from my local liquor store. It is a really good brew and I believe they did a great job brewing it. The problem like many beers coming out-of-state I believe it is overpriced. I am not saying it is bad because it is overpriced. I just would pick up one six-pack in the season but that is a maybe it. There is so many newer seasonals and breweries hitting the market everyday. It makes it harder and harder for the breweries that have been in the market for years to have their brews sell well. I recommend you trying this beer and try rest of their brews. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser