The taste is not bad at all but it has a distinct red grape taste, actually like dry red wine which I love.
I'm as certain as I can be that sanitization was solid on this one. There are no off tastes, but I was expecting an ale and seem to have a mix of ale and dry red wine. I'm not complaining, just curious.... I have 7 more bottles. Going to drink one each week and note the changes.
Stay tuned for more progress.
BTW - Pumpkin ale brewing starts tomorrow morning. It's weird to think about pumpkin beer and fall... I barely have a pumpkin nub on my pumpkin plants.