We tapped the Pumpkin Spice last weekend, 12-20-08. The photo above is the first pour. I think it needs a bit more aging before it has totally filled out. It’s been in the keg since 12-5-08 and under carbonation since 12-15-08. Right now its very drinkable but is heavy on the clove spice. We’ll see how things progress over the next couple weeks and see if the clove starts to take a back seat to the cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Right now I’m not planning on any changes until it has some more time to age.
As you can see the color looks good. Maybe a bit light, but overall I’m pretty happy with the color. Those glasses were Christmas presents from Sylvia and Bruce from a couple years ago. I also bottled 12 12-oz bottles along with the keg. That way, next spring when we come out to Seattle we’ll have enough to share with family and friends. I want to keep about four or six bottles for next fall when I plan on brewing another batch in the event I make changes to this recipe. That way I’ll have something to compare the next recipe to.
Yes, it is a tasty beverage!