In this beer blog, we are going to get into the new fall seasonal from Magic Hat Brewery. The new fall seasonal is a Wilhelm Scream Pumpkin Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this East Coast craft brewery. Let us get into this fall beer.
It has a clear dark copper to almost a light amber color with a constant white head. The aroma is really faded. I kind of picked up some notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. The taste has a sweet malty notes with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. There is some hints of creamy caramel that blends into the aftertaste. The aftertaste has a nutmeg finish. It is extremely drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
The ancient ritual of brewing a distinctly rich and flavorful beer is a performance to behold. Our mysterious melange of time-honored ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience, and blind faith to create this unique beer to share in the rousing company of kindred spirits. Cheers!
Here is a description from their website (www.magichat.net):
The distant drums of change are thumping, signaling the coming of chilling frosts, falling leaves and ghoulish screams. In a patch ripe with orange glow, Wilhelm Scream awakens and unleashes his season-stirring call for fall. His revelers listen for his echo across the ripened dancing days and prepare their seasonal celebration of harvest and ale.
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In the end, I am so happy to start seeing fall seasonals hitting the market. I love this time of the year and winter for the beer that comes out. I hate the two seasons for many reasons. Of course, my guys that have the weird going on in their brewery are up to giving the craft beer drinker some unique. This is a new seasonal from Magic Hat. There are so many pumpkin ales on the market. Why should anyone try this beer? This is why. One, it is a new beer and seasonal in the market. This might be the beer that might be better than your favorite pumpkin beer. Two, you know Magic Hat makes good beer and they like to put a twist on their beers in a good way. What I like about this beer, it is well balance beer from the pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Other pumpkin beers on the market have too much nutmeg or cinnamon. This is a great beer and I will have a few more pints before winter comes. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser