Hah! Unfortunately, no. I have tried it. Three or four iterations (my wife is a fan), which ranged from pumpkin-pie flavored to bitter vegetal. I find neither end of that flavor spectrum pleasant.sweetandsour wrote: ↑Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:18 pmSo, like me, you've never tried it.hugodrax wrote: ↑Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:10 pmPatriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, you know. Plenty of unpleasant things are more American than apple pie (which is a pretty sorry excuse for a pie, by the way). Getting scalped by an Indian is pretty damned American but you never did see anyone lining up for the privilege or reenacting it joyously, have you?tuttle wrote: ↑Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:32 amPumpkin Ale is more American than apple pie! (check it)
Due to the lack of proper malts and the fact that pumpkin was unknown in Europe during the colonial era, pumpkin ale is uniquely American (well...colonial American...but so was the Revolution, so there).
So if you hate pumpkin ale, the obvious conclusion is that you hate America and everything she was founded upon.
No, pumpkin ale is just a sign that Europeans will go to any lengths to make an alcoholic beverage. In times of dearth, I could turn a blind eye to cannibalism, but that doesn't mean I'm going to do it when I have plenty of alternatives.
And finally, it came from that most loathsome of people, the Pilgrims. People so saintly they were kicked out of at least two countries for being real arseholes before they got here. A priggish, loutish, ill-educated bunch of witch burning anti-Catholics more medieval than the Inquisition. I will have no truck with them, Sir.
You can take pumpkin beer and shove it. Or give it to Skip, I don't care. That man will drink anything with alcohol in it.
The older I get the more I just want a beer if I'm having a beer. I don't need a glass of grapefruit juice and pine tar, nor do sour beers nor fruity beers nor pumpkin beers nor cayenne chocolate stouts (like that sonofabitch that snuck up on me yesterday and tried to kill me) ring my proverbial bell.
I have place for exactly three kinds of beers which taste, to me, of beer: Pilsners, Scottish Ales, and Stouts/Porters. Made the way God intended them, now, mind you--no guavas nor coffee in my porter, no food dye in my Scottish Ale, and no fugging mango juice in my pilsner.
I return you to your regularly scheduled programming. May God Bless America, and save Her from this beer faggotry.