He Said is a collaboration between 21st Amendment and Elysian Brewing. They got together to make two brews with pumpkin. Before we get into the beer, let’s all admire the packaging and artwork. 21st Amendment can’t help but make great art for their packaging. It’s nice that you can judge the book (beer) by the cover, as these beers were worthy of the artwork.
I had the He Said Belgian Style Tripel first. It came in at 8.2% ABV. It had a beautiful deep orange color. There was a subtle taste of pumpkin with some citrus. It was malty through the middle with a light taste of nutmeg in the aftertaste. There was a bit of alcohol coming through, but the other flavors were more pronounced. This was really good.
The He Said Baltic-Style Porter was my favorite of the two. Pumpkin stouts and porters are the best way for pumpkin to be in a beer in my opinion. The malt was the first flavor to come forth. It was a bit peaty and the pumpkin was subtle. There was a bit of vanilla coming through in the end. It had a dry finish. This was a great beer!
Thankfully I have one more of each to enjoy! Hopefully, I’ll find another 4 pack.