In this fall beer blog, we are going to revisit a fall beer, which is Wilhelm Scream, from Magic Hat Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this East Coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Magic Hat Brewery. Let us get into this pumpkin ale.
It has a slight cloudy amber color with a white constant head. The smell has a fresh pumpkin pie notes. The taste has a nice balance cinnamon notes with a heavy slightly dry nutmeg aftertaste. It is not overly sweet like most pumpkin ales. It is really balance. It is pretty drinkable beer
Here is a description from their website (www.magichat.net):
The Call for Fall
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.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Ending, I am a fan of Magic Hat and I do not care if they are not independent anymore. It should not matter anyways. If they make good beer, you should be drinking it. I get the whole local thing. Let us face it. It does not mean that they make good beer. I know there are some really good craft breweries in the State of Michigan. I do not need to list them because you know who I am talking about. This beer smells like a pumpkin pie and it is not in your face like most pumpkin ales on the market. There is a nice balance. I love this beer and I cannot make up my mind between Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale and this beer. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser