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Beavertown Stingy Jack

Rating: 3.25

A seventh beer now from a brewery that seems to be becoming more and more popular by the day, Beavertown. This one will be my first new beer from the London brewery since I tried their Skull King double IPA offering back in April of this year but I am increasingly finding more of their beers available in bars and shops of late and hopefully that’ll give me a chance to pick up a few of their newer beers as well. This one is a an annual winter seasonal from the brewery, released in time for Halloween each year and despite the fact that I’m not usually a huge fan of these type of beers, I opted to grab this one based on how good the last few Beavertown beers I’ve tried have been so hopefully this one will be a decent beer as well.

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Appearance (4/5): Copper amber in colour and cloudy looking, the beer is topped with a half centimetre head that is foamy looking and an off-white colour. Head retention is pretty good with little movement in the early going and some touches of lacing on the sides too.
Aroma (6/10): Quite a spicy nose with a lot of cinnamon opening things up and dominating in the early going before some nutmeg and ginger came through alongside a combination of nondescript spices in the background. There was some faint sweetness with a couple of earthy malts in there too before some cloves and maybe even a little pumpkin featured down the stretch. It was certainly a complex beer with the odd grain in there and some faint caramel to see things out; definitely interesting stuff.
Taste (6/10): Carrying on in a similar fashion to the nose, this one was a very spicy tasting beer that was loaded with cinnamon, ginger and cloves in the early going before some nutmeg and a bit of vanilla featured. The spices were actually slightly more pronounced here than they were with the nose and I got some bread and earthy malts too but these were definitely secondary to the cinnamon. Towards the end some pumpkin and caramel in there with a bit of cardamom too.
Palate (3/5): Medium bodied, maybe just a touch lighter but very spicy from the very start with a combination of them coming through from early on. There was some faint sweetness coming through at times but for the most part this was overshadowed by the cinnamon. There was plenty of carbonation and it came through as quite a dry offering but it was drinkable throughout without truly exciting.

Overall (13/20): An interesting beer from Beavertown this one, the beer was incredibly spicy from the start with a cinnamon taste dominating and some ginger, nutmeg and various other spices following on behind. There was a little pumpkin in there too and a few earthy malts but nothing could compete with the spice and as a result it wasn’t up there with the best that Beavertown have to offer sadly. I still felt it was a drinkable offering and one well worth trying but I doubt it’s one I’m likely to go back to again.

Brewed In: London, UK
Brewery: Beavertown Brewery
Full Name: Beavertown Stingy Jack Spiced Pumpkin Ale
First Brewed: 2013
Type: Spice/Herb/Vegetable (Pumpkin Beer)
Abv: 5.4%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Good Spirits Wine & Beer (Glasgow)
Price: £3.00

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  1. January 24, 2017 at 08:50

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