Those of you who have been following me on Twitter will recall I’ve been raving about a Pumpkin Ale I’ve discovered.
This is a gorgeous reddish amber beer. When you pour it the scent of cloves & cinnamon reminds you of freshly baked pumpkin pie. The flavour of pumpkin and spice is present but not overwhelming with a slightly sweet finish. Definitely a dessert beer rather than something to drink with a meal.
The Pumpkin Ale I’ve been drinking is brewed by Great Lakes Brewery in Toronto and has limited availabilty but if you happen to live in Ontario I highly recommend you seek this out before it’s gone.
Those of you living outside of Ontario I know there are many other micro brewed Pumpkin Ales available at this time of year so it’s worth asking at your local liquor store. You can also login to Beer Advocate and do a search for Pumpkin Ale.