Sweet Sixteen. It is almost Hallowe’en and thank goodness since I am getting mighty sick of drinking pumpkin beer. With that embittered and biased preface out of the way allow me introduce Central City Brewing’s Red Racer Pumpkin Ale (I’ll play nice I promise).
Red Racer Pumpkin pours a very, very clear orange with a little bit of off-white head that vacates the premise pretty quickly. The nose is subtle but I think I detect some pumpkin pie spices in there maybe cinnamon and maybe some nutmeg. Red Racer Pumpkin is a light bodied and low ABV (5%) ale that is very clean drinking. Flavour wise you get the pie spices and a touch of bitterness. There was no discernible finish to this one.
If you are looking for pumpkin beer done light, a baby pumpkin beer if you will, this is the six-pack for you, it was kind of like they took one of the big pumpkin beers and cut it in half with water. Don’t get me wrong this is not necessarily a bad thing sometimes you just want a session beer that hints at bigger things but personally I like a beer with a big attitude.
What does a ghost call his Mom and Dad?
I am giving Central City’s Red Racer Pumpkin Ale six candy corns out of a possible ten.