By Joe Ferro (@FranchiseFerro)
Well, it’s that time of year when everyone starts putting pumpkin in my beer. Usually this is a problem for me since I’m don't really like fruits and veggies in my alcohol, however I’ve recently been exposed to some great offerings that include this big orange squash.
In my opinion, the best I’ve gotten to try this season so far is Harpoon UFO Pumpkin. Before the first taste, the color of this beer would lend me to automatically assume this includes pumpkin, due to its wonderful and warm orange color. Great nose of pumpkin and spice, which brings me to my favorite part of this beer; the taste. This beer is reminiscent of a crisp fall day, easy drinking light and tasty.
In most similar beers, the pumpkin taste can be quite overpowerin,g and after a few you just can’t keep putting them down. Not the UFO Pumpkin, it’s just the right beer to sit outside and enjoy once the sweater weather starts to hit. Take one or two of these and pour them in the crock pot with all your beef stew fixings, cook low and slow for a few hours, then thank me later. So pick yourself up a 6-pack (or more) and enjoy while listening to your favorite 990WBOB.COM program, The Franchise.
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