And I always thought this craze was limited to the ladies’ obsession with flavored autumn lattes.
Prior to Red Hook’s Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter, I’d never tried a pumpkin beer.
Really, I didn’t even know they existed — until the good people at the local bars and beer distributors started telling me to buy this stuff up quick because they can’t keep it on shelves.
I’d give Red Hook’s attempt a split decision. It was thick and clean-tasting, with the pumpkin-spice flavor no more than an aftertaste.
I think the makers leaned more heavily on “porter” than “pumpkin” with this one. Which was fine with me.
So if you’re into full-bodied porters, you should appreciate this one.
If you were expecting a sweet latte, keep looking.