I don’t dig Pumpkin Beer.
There, I said it, I’m glad that’s out of the way.
This one was sneaky though, as Coney Island Brewing tossed ‘Freaktoberfest’ in a mix 12 pack, and I was none the wiser.
I should probably pay more attention.
At first glance I assumed it was just an Oktoberfest beer mixed in the pack.
That’s my bad.
I would never go out of my way to try a pumpkin beer, but since it was sitting there staring at me, I figured why not.
This brew is a “Big Ol’ Pumpkin Ale With Espresso Beans”, if you didn’t happen to glance at the label.
I know, I wasn’t real sure about the whole espresso beans thing either, but it is what it is.
Well guess what?
It wasn’t terrible!
‘Freaktoberfest’ was actually drinkable, no drain pour needed.
I’m as shocked as you.
If you’re shocked, that is, and I’m assuming you are.
I’m generally right about these things 3% of the time, so you should totally take my word for it.
I might even pick up another Coney Island mix pack, with no hesitation, so that’s saying something.
The Straight Hops: 3 out of 5 Kegs