Brewery: Flying Monkeys Brewery
Style: Pumpkin / Yam Beer
This hazy, medium orangey red beer pours with a thick, off-white head of lasting foam. With a thin ring of bubbles and a light foam on the beer, it leaves some nice lacing down the glass as you drink. The aroma is a tad spicy with strong scents of orchard fruits, apple and pumpkin in particular with a touch of pear. Definite booziness and just a hint of vanilla rounds it out.
The flavour of Paranormal is a bit more boozey with sweet cinnamon notes and more subdued pumpkin flavours than I expected. A slightly sour, tart flavour combines with a sweet and spicy undertaste for a not altogether pleasant affect. The spice accumulates as you drink, bringing out a ginger and nutmeg aftertaste that becomes increasingly pleasant over the course of the beer. Warming nicely, this is one that you should definitely take your time drinking (especially if you are doing the entire bottle on your own like I am.)
Overall not a bad beer but certainly not my favourite pumpkin beer of the year. They are still around if you’d like to try it but my suggestion would be to hold out for a Chocolate Manifesto instead. Those are seriously tasty.
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