Half way through the six pack of Schlafly Pumpkin Ale “did it come out too early?” test. I know. We wrote it differently last time, but I think this way is easier to read. Maybe we should just shorten it to DICOTE. Would that be di-COTE? or dic-o-TE? Hmmm.
I must say that from week 2 to week 3 was a dramatic improvement in my opinion. Agreed. I opened the bottle and poured it into my usual snifter glass and imediately thought it smelled and tasted more like pumpkin bread. I believe he originally said banana bread, but maybe he meant pumpkin when he said it. The taste was still a little spicy for my taste, mine too, but I think this is closer to the taste they may have been shooting for. Overall it reminded me of pumpkin bread. It really is much nicer even though there is still a lot of nutmeg and cinnamon happening but at least they seem much calmer now. I’m starting to think perhaps there is hope for this one yet and I may have to take back my lack of faith after last week. I would say there was a 50% improvement from week 1. This might be really tasty by week 6, but we will see. I have high hopes.